Happy end to Cracker's sad tale

A NEW Year means a new start for a dog whose tale has come to a happy ending.Cracker, a Jack Russell-cross, was found in a paw state when he was found tied to an allotment fence in Bramford Lane, Ipswich, on December 23.

A NEW Year means a new start for a dog whose tale has come to a happy ending.

Cracker, a Jack Russell-cross, was found in a paw state when he was found tied to an allotment fence in Bramford Lane, Ipswich, on December 23.

But after spending Christmas in an animal sanctuary he has been given the go ahead to be re-homed and has had interest from more than 30 families who want to make him their pet.

Kieron Adams, manageress of the RSPCA shelter in Martlesham, said: “He really has been very popular and several families have come up here especially to see him.

“A lot of them read about him in the paper and wanted to take him home but even those who did not know about his sad story have asked about him.

“We have a family in mind to take him on but they have to meet with him three times to make sure everybody gets along with each other.

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“If all goes well we will carry out a home visit to make sure the home environment is suitable for a dog.

“Then Cracker can move into his new home. Hopefully it will only be a week or two for him from now.”

Cracker was given his name by the receptionist at the RSPCA centre, in Sunnyland Mill Lane.

Staff there have fallen in love with Cracker and say he is a very friendly dog.

One volunteer, who did not wish to be named, said: “I often get to walk him and he really is a treat to spend time with.

“He is so lively and mischievous. Whoever does take him on will certainly have their hands full.”

Cracker was found to be in a healthy condition by staff at the centre.

His original owners have not been in contact with the RSPCA.

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Every year the RSPCA rehomes 70,000 animals in the UK.

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