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Charity seeks to turn house into rehab centre for dogs with behavioural issues

PUBLISHED: 18:24 03 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:24 03 April 2018

A charity wants to turn a house in Marsham into a rehabilitation centre for dogs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A charity wants to turn a house in Marsham into a rehabilitation centre for dogs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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A charity wants to turn a house in Marsham into a rehabilitation centre for dogs with behavioural issues.

Safe Rescue for Dogs has lodged plans to build 10 kennels and a 7ft chain link fence at Hill House on Norwich Road.

In an application to Broadland District Council, the charity said it takes on dogs that “few other rescues would”, including many from Romania.

The charity said it has several dogs in commercial kennels as they are not ready for life in a foster home.

“Helping these dogs, coupled with the high cost of commercial kennels, is the motivation behind setting up a rehabilitation centre,” the charity said.

“The centre can have a live-in carer, who has the specialist skills to work with them.”

It said the property will not be open to the public and it will not be a re-homing centre.

“We specifically take on dogs that few other rescues would, the old, the broken and the wonky,” the charity said.

“This means that we take on many dogs that might be considered too damaged to be rehabilitated, dogs that have been re-homed and returned due to behavioural issues, and dogs that have severe fear aggression.”

The charity said dogs that are too fearful to cope in a “home situation” are the ones that will be delivered to the new rehabilitation centre.

From there, they would be rehabilitated to a point where they can go to a foster home.

Search application number 20180464 on Broadland District Council’s planning portal for more information.

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