Animal rescue centre desperate to find a home for ‘lonely Barney’

Animal rescue centre desperate to find a home for ‘lonely Barney’

by Danielle Thompson (October 2021)

A ‘DESPERATE’ appeal has been launched to find an urgent home for ‘lonely Barney.’

The team at Freshfields Animal Rescue Centre in Ince Blundell wants to find a home for Barney, a medium sized cross-breed dog, aged nine, “who urgently needs a foster home for the sake of his mental and physical health.”

Kennel worker Vikki Ferguson explained: “Barney is an exceptionally sweet and affectionate boy, and we’ve all fallen in love with him. Because he has experienced life as a pet, he is bewildered and frightened to find himself in kennels at the age of nine years old.

“Barney has been here since August as his owner could no longer care for him, and has been struggling terribly with this massive upheaval in his life. We’ve been working very hard with Barney, trying to reassure him and spend time comforting him, but unfortunately he is just not adjusting to kennel life. He is becoming increasingly distressed as time goes on.

“We are determined to help Barney, and now we need to call upon our animal-loving local community to give Barney the chance of a new life and new hope. We are seeking an experienced foster home for Barney, possibly with a view to adopting him.

“The home will need to be adult-only, pet free and local to our Liverpool centre. It’s really important that it is a quiet and calm environment, which will help ease Barney’s anxiety and help to build his confidence. He is a nervous boy at the moment, so will need lots of reassurance and positive reinforcement.

“Our local community have never let the animals down – wejust know that Barney’s special someone is out there.”

If you can help Barney, call 0151 931 1604 or email

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