Fur plight greyhound is left on the shelf

PUBLISHED: 08:37 19 August 2010

Maddy Taylor with greyhound Marcus, who desperately needs a home.

Maddy Taylor with greyhound Marcus, who desperately needs a home.

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Marcus is stuck in kennels near Honiton because potential owners don’t like his coat.

A SICKENING demand for perfect, designer pets has left a greyhound pining for a new home in kennels near Honiton.

Four-year-old Marcus has been rejected by potential new owners – because they don’t like his coat.

But Maddy Taylor, 34, of the Devon branch of Greyhound Rescue West of England, says: “Once he has had a soft bed and a couple of months of TLC, he will have a lovely black coat again.

“He has developed bald patches from the stress of being in kennels and people just can’t see past that.”

Marcus, a former race dog, was handed over to the charity in May.

“He has been with us for four months and he is clearly not happy,” said Maddy.

“I can’t fault him. He loves people and would be good in a house with older children.

“He is a dream on a lead and is ready to go, but just needs a loving home.”

Marcus did not enjoy a glittering career as a race dog. Out of 57 races, he won just seven.

But Greyhound Rescue is convinced he would make an ideal pet.

If you can give Marcus a good new home, contact 07000 785092 for further information.


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