12:03PM, Tuesday 24 December 2013
A stray dog with a festive tale to tell arrived at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in Old Windsor after being found in a stable weeks before Christmas.
Two-year-old Saluki Gabriel was found hiding in a stable near Farnborough and was brought to the centre in Priest Hill by a member of the public earlier this December. The gentle white boy does not have a microchip and cannot be traced back to a previous home.
Kaye Mughal, Battersea Old Windsor Centre Manager, said: “It is a huge coincidence that Gabriel was found in a stable this close to Christmas. But we’re happy he has now been brought in from the cold, and there is definitely room for him in our inn.
"He is a healthy and happy boy who is would suit a home with owners who have experience with the breed, and children over the age of 13 years old.”
Battersea cares for thousands of dogs and cats each year with the help of over 1,000 volunteers, who exercise, socialise and care for the animals. Last year, Battersea cared for 5,880 dogs and 2,760 cats across three centres in London, Brands Hatch and Old Windsor.
* This Christmas, a special episode of Paul O’Grady for the Love of Dogs will be broadcast on ITV 1 at 5.15pm on Christmas Day, which will show the journeys of dogs staying at Battersea while they search for new homes.
To rehome a dog from the Battersea centre in Old Windsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01784 494443.
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