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Cyprus rescue dogs still seek new home

Mary Thomson who owns the Sawmill Kennels & Cattery at Mellerstain with two pointer dogs (l-r, Steena and Marcus) who were saved from the streets abroad.

Mary Thomson who owns the Sawmill Kennels & Cattery at Mellerstain with two pointer dogs (l-r, Steena and Marcus) who were saved from the streets abroad.

Two dogs saved from being destroyed in Cyprus and brought to the Borders are still waiting for someone to come forward and give them a new home.

Earlier this month, English Pointer crossbreeds Marcus and Steena benefitted from emergency fundraising via Facebook, which saw them rescued from a dog pound in Cyprus and flown to Scotland.

The pair are now being fostered by Mary Thomson, at her Sawmill Boarding Kennels, near Gordon, who has been working with the dogs as they are understandably nervous.

Disappointingly, however, despite widespread publicity, Marcus and Steena are still waiting to find a new permanent home.

Mary told us: “The problem seems to be that the volunteers in Cyprus wanted the dogs to stay together and it is an ongoing discussion at the moment about splitting them up.

“The dogs are doing fine, but I feel that they need to move on from here and have a permanent home so that their rehabilitation can continue.

“They will need a very secure garden as they have been used to roaming around and are also no good with children, cats or anything that moves, so it narrows the field down somewhat.

“The ideal person will need time and lots of dog experience.”

Mary will foster the dogs as long as necessary, but added: “I’ve been taking them out separately and they are responding really well out of sight of each other, but my time is limited with the kennels getting busier by the day.”

 

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