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All these dogs want for Christmas is a loving home

PUBLISHED: 15:16 21 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:17 21 December 2019

Nero, a German shepherd who is looking for a home  Picture: Chris Bishop

Nero, a German shepherd who is looking for a home Picture: Chris Bishop

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Can you help us find these unwanted dogs a forever home this Christmas?

Penny Skate with Patch, a terrier cross who has been at the RSPCA kennels for two weeks  Picture: Chris BishopPenny Skate with Patch, a terrier cross who has been at the RSPCA kennels for two weeks Picture: Chris Bishop

That's what staff at an RSPCA rehoming centre are urging as they look for people with the time and love to take on a pet.

Cecil, a two-year-old abandoned lurcher, will be spending his second Christmas at the RSPCA kennels at Eau Brink, near King's Lynn.

RSPCA volunteer Pam Goodchild, beside the board on which the dogs' names and other details are recorded  Picture: Chris BishopRSPCA volunteer Pam Goodchild, beside the board on which the dogs' names and other details are recorded Picture: Chris Bishop

His kennel-mates have been at the centre for anything from a couple of months to a few days.

"Most dogs stay with us for between one and two months," said volunteer and chair of the trustees Penny Skate.

Please find me a home... Honey the lurcher looks hopefully out of her kennel  Picture: Chris BishopPlease find me a home... Honey the lurcher looks hopefully out of her kennel Picture: Chris Bishop

"They have to be here for a certain amount of time because we have to assess them.

"The ideal is if they get to go out after three or four weeks."

Bear, a leonburger, who is looking for a home  Picture: Chris BishopBear, a leonburger, who is looking for a home Picture: Chris Bishop

Cecil was dubbed Britain's most unwanted dog after he chalked up his 400th night at the purpose-built animal shelter, which opened 10 years ago.

While there are toys and treats and plenty of walks, it isn't quite the same as a home of your own.

Cecil the lurcher, who has been with the RSPCA for more than a year, with senior animal care assistant Sue Thomson  Picture: Chris BishopCecil the lurcher, who has been with the RSPCA for more than a year, with senior animal care assistant Sue Thomson Picture: Chris Bishop

To contact the centre about a dog, call 01553 618889 or e-mail

receptionrspcanorfolkwest@gmail.com.

Elsi, an elderly Yorkshire terrier at Eau Brink  Picture: Chris BishopElsi, an elderly Yorkshire terrier at Eau Brink Picture: Chris Bishop

Frankie, a shih tzu who is 18 months old and has been with the RSPCA for a week  Picture: Chris BishopFrankie, a shih tzu who is 18 months old and has been with the RSPCA for a week Picture: Chris Bishop

Honey the lurcher with Penny Skate at Eau Brink rehoming centre  Picture: Chris BishopHoney the lurcher with Penny Skate at Eau Brink rehoming centre Picture: Chris Bishop

Enzo, a six-year-old Staffy in need of a forever home  Picture: Chris BishopEnzo, a six-year-old Staffy in need of a forever home Picture: Chris Bishop

Roger, a shy three-year-old lurcher who has been at Eau Brink since November 5  Picture: Chris BishopRoger, a shy three-year-old lurcher who has been at Eau Brink since November 5 Picture: Chris Bishop

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