SEAFORD: Teaming up to help rehome area’s strays

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LEWES district’s animal control officers have been working alongside a Seaford charity to help rescue and rehome stray dogs.

Seaford Dog Rescue was set up last year by Sue Phillips, who runs the dog grooming service Sue’s Animal Magic.

When the 46-year-old was told by a customer about the dog warden coming across strays, the pair decided to set up the charity and get foster families on board so the four-legged animals could be temporarily re-homed before a long-term solution was found.

Since then, Louisa Young, a Lewes District Council officer, has rescued two Saluki Lurcher’s. The first was found by the Southerham roundabout and was underweight and had cuts to his paw.

After a full examination at the vets, it was taken to Seaford Dog Rescue. The dog has now been adopted by a family in Eastbourne.

The second Saluki Lurcher, which was named Bailey, was found in Ringmer. It was visited over the weekend by family, and there are hopes it will be adopted this week.

Another dog, also found this month, is a Papillon, which was left on Ditchling Beacon. She was named Bee and has stayed with Lucy Dunk, one of the founders from Seaford Dog Rescue.

Lucy from the rescue centre said, “Due to the circumstances in which the dogs are found, we are often unable to provide much background information about them. However we do carry out a full assessment and health check of each dog before allowing it to go to its new home.”

For more information, Lucy on 07970 824764 or Sue on 07707 738925. Further information can be found at