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'Britain's loneliest dog' finally finds home


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A lurcher called Hector, branded as the 'loneliest dog in Britain' has finally found a home.
The two-year-old lurcher had been in a shelter for over 500 days since he was rescued over welfare concerns in 2017.
A lurcher is a sighthound such as a Greyhound crossed with a terrier, herding breed, or large scenthound. Lurchers are primarily hunting dogs.
Hundreds of people from all over the world offered to re-home him after a campaign by Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter, Devon, went viral, the BBC reported.
The lonely lurcher, who spent more than 500 days at the shelter, had been its longest-staying resident.
"We couldn't be happier for him," the shelter said. "We can't stop smiling."

Staff at Little Valley said they were overjoyed their "longest-staying resident had finally found his forever family".
The centre was "inundated" with messages from would-be owners worldwide after its campaign to re-home Hector went viral at the start of February.
The shelter thanked its "amazing supporters" for helping Hector find his "happy ever after".

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 7:40 PM IST

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