Cracker is out to pull heartstrings

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CHRISTMAS was no joke for Cracker - he was tied to a gate and abandoned.

Now the ‘beautiful crossbreed’ dog is looking for a new home.

Tony Benham, RSPCA Sheffield Animal Care Manager, said: “Cracker was abandoned outside our centre on Boxing Day, so it was it wasn’t much of a Christmas for him.

“Hopefully, we can put a spring in his step by finding him a new home.

“He’s a beautiful, black and white crossbreed who we believe is aged about two.

“When he was first brought in, he was really skinny and had a poor skin condition.

“He is a little under-socialised and it will be wonderful for him to be around people, regaining his confidence and skills.”

Cracker is described as an active dog who loves his toys, walks and the chance to play a lot. Tony said he adores the company of people and is very friendly.

He said: “We’d advise he is put with children over the age of 10, as he can be quite giddy.

“Training should be continued to improve his doggy manners.

“He will happily play with dogs, but his history with cats is unknown.

“He’s a special boy who craves human affection.

“We’ve been working to build up his confidence, but what he really needs is a loving home.”

n RSPCA Sheffield, Stadium Way, Attercliffe is open everyday, except Wednesday, from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.

To contact the centre, call 0114 289 8050.

The centre is also appealing for foster carers to come forward.