A kennel in Beck Row is trying to find a home for its longest standing resident.
Kujo, an Alaskan malamute was taken in by Pine Farm Kennels after he was found in Mildenhall when he was just eight months old. That was more than four years ago and ever since kennel manager, Victoria Newton, has been trying to find him a new owner.
“He looks like an overgrown husky,” said Victoria.
“He does bark at people and a lot of people are intimidated by him. He needs someone who knows the breed,” she added.
“He gets on with all of us and I would love to get him a home.”
The kennels at Wilde Street is supported by Forest Heath District Council, which pays for the first eight days of any stray dog’s stay – but after that, the kennel has to foot all bills, including veterinary costs.
There is accommodation for 39 dogs and the main business is a boarding service as well as making arrangements for animals to be shipped abroad when their owners emigrate.
Miss Newton said smaller stray dogs were likely to be re-homed almost immediately but larger breeds, such as Staffordshire bull terriers, often stayed for up to two years.
The kennel is owned by Victoria’s father, David, and the family have been running the business for 20 years. In that time, only one dog, a husky-labrador cross called Blacky, who was with them for six years, has outlasted Kujo’s stay.
“She was quite grey by the time she was rehomed with a lady in Brandon,” Victoria said. Contact the kennels on 01842 860432 if think you could provide a home for Kujo.