New owner is being sought for Stokesy the stray


STOKESY is after a new home following two months of being looked after in West Meads.

The brindle lurcher cross has been in the safe hands of AlphaPets since he was found.

But the time has come to find him a new home. Unfortunately, although his plight has attracted a lot of attention, no new owner has yet come forward.

Andrea Hogg, a vet nurse at the surgery, said: “Stokesy is a very friendly boy with lots of energy.

“Whoever takes him on will need plenty of time and patience and, preferably, experience of big dogs.

“Although he is friendly towards other dogs, it would be best not to home him with small dogs, cats or small furry animals. He has been with us for almost two months now and he is getting bored.

“We give him as much attention and exercise as we possibly can but he really needs a new owner who can devote their time to him.

“If anyone is seriously interested in giving him a new home, they need to contact the surgery on 01243 842832 and then we can arrange for them to come and visit him.”

Stokesy was found by a client of the surgery’s Kingley clinic on January 9 in a roadside ditch near West Stoke, which led to his name.

“He was lame and had some grazes which led us to believe he had been involved in road traffic accident,” said Andrea.

“He was also dehydrated and full of fleas. Sadly he wasn’t microchipped, but he did have a blue collar on.

“We have since microchipped him and he is registered to us until we find him a new home.”

AlphaPets posted details of Stokesy on Dogslost and put up posters about him. Nearly 24,000 people viewed a video about him on Facebook but no one offered him a home.