Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Video: Maverick the deaf Dalmatian seeks a loving home

08:30 29 January 2014

Emma White with Maverick,the five and a half month Dalmation who is deaf.

Emma White with Maverick,the five and a half month Dalmation who is deaf.

Sarah Lucy brown

A luckless pup is hoping to find a loving home after a difficult start in life.

Emma White with Maverick,the five and a half month Dalmation who is deaf.
Emma White with Maverick,the five and a half month Dalmation who is deaf.

Maverick the deaf Dalmatian was found wandering alone in Rendlesham last week.

No one has come forward to claim the five-and-a-half month puppy, so the search is on for a new owner.

Maverick is currently being looked after by the team at Pampered Pets in Glevering, between Woodbridge and Framlingham, which takes in strays picked up by Suffolk Coastal District Council’s dog warden.

Kennel owner Jane Lee said: “He was found last Tuesday night and brought into us the following day.

“We think Maverick has had three homes already but he’s a very happy little dog. We’ve been teaching him to sit and he has been playing with a ball.

“The phone hasn’t stopped ringing with calls from interested people, but it’s all about finding the right home. Adopting a dog in trouble can be a very emotional thing.”

Under the Environmental Protection Act, stray dogs can be seized by local authorities and taken to a kennel, where they are held for a statutory period. A dog can be found a new home if not reclaimed by its owner within that period.

A spokesman for Suffolk Coastal said: “There is a seven day wait before anything can happen, during which time we try to find the owner or wait for them to come forward. If we are unable to find the owner, the dog becomes available for adoption.”

Maverick is not the only current guest at Pampered Pets, where several dogs of varying breeds are still waiting to find new homes.

Anyone who thinks they can offer Maverick or another dog a new home can call Pampered Pets on 01728 747760. The team also welcomes prospective customers at Green Acres, Glevering, Hacheston, between 11am and 3pm. Dogs in need of homes are also online at pamperedpets.co.uk.

0 comments

Inflatable 5k Santa Run at Trinity Park in Ipswich, December 2016.

Delivering millions of presents around the world in a single night won’t seem as strenuous this Christmas for Santa after he completed a gruelling obstacle course in Ipswich.

A120 at Marks Tey

A young man was killed during a crash between a car and a lorry in Essex this morning.

The RSPCA centre in Martlesham is appealing to animal lovers to consider adopting a new pet

The RSPCA are appealing for animal lovers to come forward and adopt some of the cute creatures they are looking to rehome.

Colchester police station

An 11-year-old girl from Colchester who police were searching for yesterday (December 2) has returned home.

St John's Church, Felixstowe. The Victorian Christmas Market. 
Kay and Debbie, stallholders with handmade stationery, jewellery & accessories.
Photo by:Gill Atacocugu.

Eagle-eyed shoppers have spent the day looking for the ideal gift at a Christmas market at a church in Felixstowe.

Partners Barbara Grace and Alan Sarfas are threatening to dismantle their beach hut and rebuild it outside Suffolk Coastal HQ if plans go ahead for a rates rise they say is unaffordable.

“We won’t let this happen without making a lot of noise”.

Bury St Edmunds Pedestrian Zone. St Andrews Street South.

Radical changes are needed to make a Bury St Edmunds pedestrian zone safer for those corssing between the modern Arc shopping centre and the historic part of the town centre, it has been claimed.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24