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Murphy the 'mane attraction' is the 'pride' of Dogs Trust

Murphy the Shar-Pei Credit: The Dogs Trust

A dog that looks like a lion thanks to his incredible six inch long mane has been taken in by a Norfolk rescue centre.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

Three-year-old Murphy is a Shar-Pei.

They normally have short fur but Murphy has the much rarer "bear" coat which gives him the lovely long mane.

He is being cared for at the Dogs Trust in Snetterton but a new owner is picking him up on Saturday.

Murphy the lion look-alike Credit: ITV News Anglia

"Handsome Murphy has so much potential and loves a fuss being made of him and receiving attention when he gets used to you."

– Diane McLelland-Taylor, Dogs Trust, Snetterton

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New dogs home success for pooches

The Dogs Trust, Wickford near Southend Credit: ITV News Anglia

A new dogs home in Wickford near Southend has re-homed almost all of its dogs in the first week of opening.

The Dogs Trust re-homing centre looks after hundreds of dogs at any one time and it's now taking in dogs from other areas to meet the demand.

Lisa Cooper said. "Although it's been busy over the past week we know that there's been a lot of excitement locally, people have seen the new building, they want to come and have a look around.

We know that will die off and that means less people coming in through the doors, but we still have the dogs here to be re-homed."