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Hector, 'Britain's loneliest dog', finally finds home after spending 500 days at a rescue centre

The two-year-old lurcher was the longest-staying resident at Little Valley Animal Shelter in Devon.

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Mar 01, 2019, 05.24 PM IST
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Hector, 'Britain's loneliest dog', finally finds home after spending 500 days at a rescue centre
Hector, 'Britain's loneliest dog'
London, Feb 28 () 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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