Harvey, 12, and Hector, 13, were found by a member of the public on 4th June and despite having microchips, the information was not up to date so the owners could not be contacted.
The friendly and playful pair have been together for 12 years and are inseparable, relying on each other. The search is now on to find them a quiet retirement home where they can be rehomed together.
Babbington Rescue Kennels, who board stray animals for the Council, have sadly seen an increase in the number of older dogs being abandoned. Senior pets often wait longer at shelters just because of their age and get passed over again and again.
There are many different reasons that people find they can no longer keep their pets but they are strongly urged to contact a rescue centre and never abandon them.
New microchipping laws came into effect last year, meaning owners are required to keep their dogs details up to date to help them get reunited with their owners far quicker should they go missing.
Babbington Hall Rescue Kennels are holding a Fun Day on Saturday 22nd July from 11.00am at the Kennels on Westby Lane, Awsworth, Nottingham, NG16 2SS to raise money to help them cope with the increased demand and continue to help abandoned animals. The Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens will be there with a stand to offer owners advice about responsible dog ownership.
For more information and to report incidents of stray dogs, dog fouling and dangerous dogs in Broxtowe Borough, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3142, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/dogs
Alternatively, to make a donation please contact Babbington Rescue Kennels on 0115 9324576 or visit www.babbington-rescue.org.uk
Source: Broxtowe Borough Council Press Release.