Brandy needs a home for Christmas
Stray faces second festive season in kennels
A LONG-STAY resident at rescue kennels in Huncote is facing the prospect of a second Christmas behind bars.
Nine-year-old brindle lurcher Brandy is struggling to find his furever home despite an appearance alongside TV Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick.
Since arriving at Leicester Animal Aid (LAA) as a stray in September 2016, he has been repeatedly overlooked for rehoming, even after being seen by millions of tv viewers on a Channel 4 Supervet special.
Filmed over five days in August this year, Animal Rescue Live encouraged animal lovers to give a second chance to pets in rescue centres up and down the country.
But despite his picture being shown on-screen during the programme, the loveable lurcher, known as “Handy Brandy” by kennel staff, has remained unclaimed.
His “kennel mum” Ruth Cooper now fears he may be about to spend another festive season in care.
LAA fundraising manager Izzy Tutcher said: “Brandy is sadly still with us and we’d love to get him a home.
“He doesn’t get much interest being nine years old, brindle and a lurcher, and we do get lots of younger lurchers in.
“He can be selective about the dogs he likes to spend time with, but he’s such a beautiful and chilled out boy.”
The team at LAA say that Brandy would need to be the only pet in an adult household, preferably with a large garden where he can run around and burn up some energy, and an owner willing to share a sofa.
He could be taken on walks with a compatible dog and is happy to wear a muzzle around smaller furry creatures.
Anyone interested in meeting Brandy with a view to giving him a forever home is asked to either call LAA on Hinckley 888257 or to com- plete an interested parties form online or to visit the kennels any day except Christmas day between 10am and 2.30pm. No appointment is necessary.
For more information and pictures of Brandy and to download an interested parties form, please go online.
Nine-year-old brindle lurcher Brandy, pictured with his “kennel mum” Ruth Cooper, is facing a second Christmas in care at Leicester Animal Aid after being repeatedly overlooked for rehoming