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Lizzy the dog hoping to get lucky finding a new home

A dog named after gold medal winning, Winter Olympian Lizzy Yarnold is hoping to find a new home, after being abandoned at a bus stop.

Staff at the Dogs Trust in Newbury are hoping Lizzy, a one-year-old Terrier, will find a brand new home.

Jenny Hopkins, Assistant Manager said, "We were shocked to hear that Lizzy had been abandoned at a bus stop, especially with all the flooding we have had.

"Luckily, this hasn't affected Lizzy's spirit and she is still a lovely little lass who loves to make friends with everyone she meets.

"As she is still a youngster, she would benefit from a home where she can continue her training and learn impeccable manners."

If you think you could give Lizzy a new home, please get in touch with Dogs Trust Newbury on 01488 658 391.

Lizzy the 1-year-old Terrier needs a new home Credit: Dogs Trust Newbury

Vulnerable pup left freezing in Newbury

The four-month-old puppy was abandoned in freezing conditions Credit: Dogs Trust

A four-month-old pup has been rescued in Berkshire after he was found starving and freezing.

Dogs Trust's slogan 'A dog is for life, not just for Christmas' is being put into practice as they are hoping to rehome the puppy.

He was found as a stray and brought to the charity’s rehoming centre in Newbury, where is recovering after vets operated to pin his broken leg.

The puppy is now being looked after by Dogs Trust Credit: Dogs Trust

Jenny Hopkins, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury, said: "We’d really like to see him in a home as soon as possible so we’re appealing to anyone who thinks they can offer Jingle a home to call Dogs Trust Newbury directly."

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Not just for Christmas

It's 20 years since the message 'A Dog is for Life - not just for Christmas' was coined. It seems it applies as much today as it did then.

A man recently returned his animal to the Dogs Trust saying "My dog keeps barking at butterflies" - another said "Its coat didn't match the furniture."

The trust hopes this year people will think twice before buying a pet as a present. David Johns has our report.