After his appearance on ITV’s This Morning today (March 14) we hope Barry can win over the public and find a new home to recuperate after his operation.
Bull mastiff Barry was first brought into our animal centre in South Godstone, Surrey in January 2012 after being abused as a young puppy.
He was rehomed in June that year but unfortunately his new owners’ circumstances changed and this January he found himself back at the centre.
Barry needs veterinary treatment
Sadly staff at the centre noticed Barry was limping and discovered he had a damaged cruciate ligament.
Harvest Vet Practice in Crawley, West Sussex have offered to do the operation on Barry’s left hind leg at a reduced price of £1,500 next Wednesday.
Staff at South Godstone have put pictures up in their reception area and are trying to raise funds for the operation by appealing on Facebook.
The centre hope Barry will find a new home to recuperate in after his operation.
He is just like a puppy
Deputy manager at South Godstone Centre, Tony Shaw said:
“Barry is here through no fault of his own.
“We rehomed him but unfortunately his owners could not commit to him anymore.
“Barry is such a sweetie, he is great with other dogs and has a wonderful nature.
“He would be good with children but we think those over the age of 12 would be best suited so they are not easily scared by his size.
“We think he would be good with cats although he has not lived with them before, but they would need to be used to dogs.
“Barry has some basic training and even knows how to roll over.
“He is just like a puppy when someone gives him a treat, and loves playing.
“He hasn’t had the best start in life but it would be great for him to find a loving owner so he could recover at home.”
We can’t do it without you
If you would like to donate to help Barry and other animals like him in our care, please donate online or text HELP to 78866 to give £3 (Text costs £3 + one standard network rate message).