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RSPCA dog rehomed just before lockdown is loving new home in Surrey

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RSPCA dog rehomed just before lockdown is loving new home in Surrey

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 5:46pm 7th May 2020.

A dog who was rehomed in Surrey just days before the UK went into lockdown is loving his new home. 

The12-year-old Shar-Pei cross came into the RSPCA Millbrook in Chobham very underweight with scars across his face, which are thought to be the result of an attack by another dog.

Wallace spent six months with the charity and then just three days before lockdown when the charity had to pause rehoming, he was spotted by his new owner. 

RSPCA Wallace rehomed in Surrey just days before lockdown
Wallace very underweight when he arrived at the RSPCA
RSPCA Wallace rehomed in Surrey just days before lockdown
Wallace is loving his new home in Knaphill

Clare Seymour who lives with her family in Knaphill were actually looking at another dog when they saw Wallace: 

“I fell in love with him instantly.

"We spotted Wallace in reception.

"I saw him and I knew we’d give him a home. He has such an adorable face!”

Clare is a key worker as a carer for the elderly and she says Wallace has been good company during the coronavirus crisis:

“He has been lovely company during the lockdown and we can’t imagine life without him now.

"He’s settled in really well. He even sleeps in my bed!

"He’s basically a little old man but he does have some playful moments where he gets excited which is lovely to see.

"Wallace is deaf but he adapts well, he can certainly sniff out when his breakfast is ready!

"He’s a typical 84-year-old man but the vet says he is in great condition for his age.” 

The RSPCA has now started to rehome and foster animals again, whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines.

RSPCA Wallace rehomed in Surrey just days before lockdown
RSPCA Wallace rehomed in Surrey just days before lockdown

While RSPCA centres have closed to the public, the charity continues to provide care to thousands of animals across England and Wales

At the beginning of March, their animal cruelty line received more than 60,000 calls.

The charity is asking for donations as the coronavirus crisis has reduced their fundraising ability.