Owners still searching for abandoned dog Skye with deformed leg after no forever home was found

The RSPCA has launched a special appeal to reinstate into its care a previously abandoned dog that has had no adoption visits in over 150 days.

The RSPCA has launched a special appeal to reinstate a dog into its care who has had no adoption visits in over 150 days.

Skye is a three year old Japanese Akita who was admitted to the RSPCA’s Block Fen Animal Center in Cambridgeshire after she was abandoned by her owner.

She was underweight and staff quickly realized that she had previously been used to rear several litters in her short life.

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Skye – three-year-old Japanese Akita – with animal care assistant at Block Fen Animal Center Vanessa Gautrey.

Last month the RSPCA launched an adoption call to give Skye a new home and although she has received many applications she has still not found her permanent home.

A spokesman for the RSPCA said: “We are extremely grateful to everyone who came forward to offer Skye a home and took the time to complete an application form.

“Unfortunately, despite numerous applications from animal lovers, we have still not been able to find a suitable home for Skye. Unfortunately, since she cannot live with other cats, dogs or children, this excludes many applicants.

“Our search for a forever home for Skye continues.”

The RSPCA is looking for a home for Skye with an owner who has experience with large breeds.

The charity says Skye walks well on a leash – but it’s important that she has a large, fully secure garden of grass to run freely in at home.

Tiffany Saunders, RSPCA kennel manager at Block Fen Animal Centre, said: “All the staff absolutely love Skye and we want nothing more than to find her perfect forever home.

“Poor Skye was just an incubator in her previous home, so probably didn’t have the best of experiences with humans. But Skye gets along great with people she knows once she builds trust.

“She also has a very deformed front leg, which can be a little off-putting for some people. Our vet thinks she was born with the deformity – and they have been investigating whether she should be amputated, but she uses the leg a lot, especially when walking, and it doesn’t cause her any discomfort.”

If you’re interested in adopting Skye – and think your home might meet her acceptance criteria – you can fill out an online application form.

To continue to support the RSPCA in rescuing, rehabilitating and housing animals in need of urgent care, you can visit their website or call the donations line: 0300 123 8181.

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