VIDEO: Lonely Winston longs for love

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Winston is a real winner – and now this lovable lurcher is hoping to win a place in your heart and your home.

Like his namesake, Mr Churchill, Winston has been through the wars.

When he arrived at the RSPCA Sheffield Animal Centre in Attercliffe, his tail had been amputated and there was evidence of an old leg injury – but he is fine now.

Tony Benham, branch animal care manager, said: “This gorgeous white and tan lurcher is aged about three to four.

“We don’t have many details about his background, but we are sure he has a tale to tell.

“Winston is aptly named as he seems to have been through the wars in one way or another, before reaching happier shores with us.

“We are looking for a caring and peaceful home for him to settle permanently.

“He suffers badly from separation anxiety and gets very upset when left alone.”

His new owners will have to make sure that, at the initial stages of his adoption, he is given 24- hour company until gradually he can build up resilience to being left alone for longer periods.

n Anyone who can help Winston is asked to call the centre on 0114 289 8050 or pop in any day, except Wednesday, between 12.30pm and 3.30pm.