Urgent appeal to find "loving" Northamptonshire dog a forever foster home

The RSPCA has released an urgent long term foster appeal for a dog which has multiple cancerous tumours

Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:24 pm
Updated Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:34 pm

RSPCA Northamptonshire is calling on members of the public to provide a "fun" and "loving" home for an eight-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bailey.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "He is a sweet boy that has sadly been diagnosed with having multiple cancerous tumours.

"Due to the complexity of the locations and the aggressive nature of the tumours, it has been decided based on discussions with numerous vets that he isn't a candidate for either surgical or medical treatments. Surgery could also disturb the tumours further and worsen the spread."

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Currently the tumours are not affecting his quality of life, according to the RSPCA, and it is in Bailey's best interests to help him continue living, be loved, and looked after in a foster home.

The RSPCA spokeswoman said: "This is not a decision we have taken lightly but we want the best future for Bailey, however long that is for him, where he will be showered with lots of love with a foster family."

The long term foster home needs to be within Northamptonshire and an adult only property that can provide palliative care. Bailey would also need to be the only dog in the house as he can be a little reactive towards other dogs. He is not suited to living with cats or small furries, according to the RSPCA.

Would you be able to provide a loving foster home for him or know of anyone who can?

Bailey needs a home within Northamptonshire

For more information, visit the RSPCA's Facebook page or fill out the application form here.

He has multiple cancerous tumours