The animals of the RSPCA in Surrey facing Christmas without a permanent home
A few weeks before Christmas, rescue shelters are full of animals looking for someone to spend it with.
The RSPCA Millbrook Animal Center in Chobham is no different.
Millbrook website has a number of animal profiles in search of their forever homes, from fluffy cats to cuddly rats.
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Here are some of the animals looking for a home this holiday season.
Sam has been an enthusiastic young dog looking for a home since July 28 of this year. The black and white puppy is around a year old and has a loving demeanor that he extends to everyone he meets.
Being still quite young, he is bursting with energy and loves to play, especially with his favorite squeaky toy that he regularly takes with him on his travels.
Sam is just as friendly with other dogs as he is with humans, but he is looking for a home where he will be a unique dog. He’ll need a quiet, adults-only home with owners willing to give him the love and patience he deserves.
For more information about Sam, you can check his profile here.
Peter the Bunny has a particularly apt name, as his beautiful watercolor markings make him look like he’s straight out of a Beatrix Potter tale. He has an equally charming personality and loves to be petted and manipulated.
He did not get the best start and was brought to the center by an inspector who found him very thin. He has come a long way since then and is ready for a loving home.
Peter is neutered and can therefore potentially live with a rabbit who needs a friend, as long as he is given time to bond. He will need a 6ft by 2ft hutch with a safe 6ft by 4ft run so he can jump happily.
For more information about Peter, you can see his profile here.
Lovely Luna has an incredibly sweet and playful nature, and dashing white socks. Luna arrived in Millbrook after being unhappy that a dog had joined her previous family. She therefore seeks a home where she can be the only pet.
While an adults-only home is preferable, she would consider living with older teens who respect the fact that she will need a bit of getting used to. Ultimately, Luna is ready for a home that will give her as much love as she is ready to give them.
To learn more about Luna, you can visit her profile here.
Volunteers who give them love this Christmas
While there will be plenty of pets looking for a home this holiday season, they are sure to be loved by the 7,000 RSPCA volunteers looking after them.
Sarah Smith, who volunteers at Millbrook, is just one of many volunteers. Sarah started volunteering in the cattery a few years ago, after being inspired by her love of cats.
The Chertsey resident said: âFor the past three years I’ve been working every Christmas morning at Millbrook in the cattery, it’s a great vibe.
âI love coming first to help feed the cats and clean the pens. We all hang out the cats’ stockings, distribute their balers and hang out playing with them. Adorable man brings mice to the grass to cat every year and it’s nice to give them to cats, they go crazy for them.
âI find it very rewarding to give rather than receive and it’s nice to spend time with the Millbrook team, it’s a friendly bunch. That’s, to me, what Christmas is. don’t have a big family, it’s just my son and mum who live miles away, so spending time at the cattery in the morning really makes my day. “
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RSPCA Director of Volunteers Brian Reeves said, âOur volunteers are some of the most inspiring and caring people and we feel incredibly lucky to have them in the RSPCA family. They volunteer their time throughout the year, including Christmas Day when they, along with our staff, make sure the animals in our care during the holiday season get lots of extra TLC.
“They deliver special Christmas meals, stockings and gifts to all of our pets, spend more time walking them, playing or just giving them a quiet hug, and make sure they feel in love this Christmas. .
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank them for everything they do.”
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