A dog charity has announced it will close at the end of the month amid a "rehoming crisis."

Greyhound Trust Eastern Counties will be forced to close permanently unless a new base is found due to the charity's previous kennels shutting down. 

The trust has been based at Meadowgreen kennels near Hales for more than 15 years and has been home to at least 10 greyhounds at any one time. 

Ingrid Wright, lead volunteer, said: "It's heartbreaking for us and we're trying desperately to find somewhere new.

"The cost of kennels has gone through the roof."

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The owners of Meadowgreen kennels are no longer able to house the charity due to the closure of the centre for financial reasons. 

Ms Wright says Greyhound Trust Eastern Counties has rehomed an average of 50 dogs every year since the organisation was established in 2007. 

Five dogs are still waiting to be adopted at the centre. 

She added: "It's harder than it's ever been to rehome dogs, it's a crisis. 

"Sadly a lot of smaller, independent rehoming organisations have gone by the wayside. 

"We haven't given up trying to find somewhere."