Public fight to rehome “Scotland’s least-loved dogs”

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THREE abandoned staffies look set to be rehomed after an animal charity revealed they have more than nine people fighting for every pooch.

Scooby, Frankie and Oliver have been languishing in Scottish SPCA kennels for a total of 31 months.

Officers for the charity said their breed made them difficult to rehome and they were repeatedly passed over.

Oliver has been looking for a home for six months

But following a nationwide appeal the phones at the Aberdeen kennels are said to be “ringing off the hook” as the public look to take on the pups.

Staff are now whittling down applicants to a shortlist of people who will be considered for rehoming the trio.

Scooby has been in kennels for 15 months

Scottish SPCA Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre Manager Graeme Innes said: “We’ve been delighted with the response to our rehoming appeal for long term residents, Frankie, Scooby and Oliver. The phone started ringing as soon as we opened at 10am this morning and it literally hasn’t stopped ringing since.

“When we last checked our answer phone there were 28 messages on it and every single one was for the staffies. We have been drawing up a list of potential new owners and we are already on our third sheet of A4 paper.

Frankie’s brindle coat has made him difficult to rehome

“Several people are booked in to come and visit the dogs tomorrow, so we are very hopeful that their extremely long kennel stays will soon be over and they’ll be in loving, permanent, homes at last.”

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