The RSPCA rescued 150 dogs from abuse and neglect and rehomed 71 in Lincolnshire last year, but more designer dogs are ending up in the charity’s 17 national animal centres.
In 2018, the charity also received 11,546 calls to its 24-hour cruelty hotline about animals in the county.
New national figures have been released as part of the RSPCA’s special rehoming drive Adoptober, which aims to raise awareness of some of the animals in RSPCA care who desperately need a forever home.
The RSPCA rehomed 71 dogs in Lincolnshire in 2018. Click here to help give others a new home, including dogs like Eric and Toby, Edna, Charlie, Luna and Tyson and Thomas.
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Help rehome these dogs
Eric and Toby
Brothers Eric and Toby, four, are Shih Tzu dogs, who came into the RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln branch due to a change in circumstances. They have lived with children before, but can be a bit nervous about men and would prefer a home without a cat.
Edna, two, is a Staff cross, with a sweet soul who has had a tough start in life. Edna is not keen on other dogs so would need to be rehomed without other dogs or cats. Her two puppies have gone on to their forever homes and now she is looking for hers.
Charlie, one, is a German Shepherd crossbreed, who was a bit nervous when she came into the RSPCA Lincolnshire Mid and Lincoln branch. She’s an affectionate, gentle girl who just wants to be loved. She may be able to live with another dog but not a cat.
Luna and Tyson
Husky dogs Luna, five, and Tyson, three, had a difficult start in life and have undergone a lot of rehabilitation, but they are now ready to find a new home. Tyson is very reliant on older Luna and they need to find a home together. They would prefer an adult only home without any other parts apart from each other.
Thomas, six, is a Rottweiler, who is very playful and enjoys playing fetch and will quite willingly give you the ball when playing. He needs an experienced home, preferably adult only and without other pets.
New national figures
Staffies, along with lurchers, Jack Russell terriers and German shepherds are among the most common dog to come into the RSPCA’s care.
The RSPCA’s centres are seeing a general decrease in their numbers, but an increase in fashionable crossbreeds and so-called designer dogs like Dachshunds and French bulldogs arriving in their care.
The number of Chihuahuas coming into the RSPCA’s care has gone up by 700% in the last seven years (14 in 2012 to 112 in 2018). The number of French bulldogs is up 236%, Dachshunds are up 600% and Pomeranians are up 440%.
The charity has also seen more crossbreeds and breeds used for popular crosses – such as cocker spaniels and poodles – arriving in its centres as inspectors shut down puppy farms and collect abandoned dogs and puppies.