Homes needed for dogs
AN ELLESMERE Port dog grooming salon has launched an appeal to find new homes for two akitas.
Carol Davies, who works in Jayde, based in Merseyton Road, is appealing to residents to find homes for the two akitas – Kathy and Storm – who have been kept in an animal shelter for six months.
Carol said: “Heswall Animal Welfare contacted me, and we’re looking for anyone who would be willing to take these dogs – they will need to be separated before rehoming.
“They are a large strong breed, and cannot be with other dogs, cats or small children, and a secure garden is necessary.
“One is a male and the other is a bitch, about three to four years old, and both have a very nice temperament and are very friendly.
“These had been used as breeding machines and had been kept in a concrete compound.
“When they were rescued they hadn’t had any handling and were very emaciated.
“But now I’ve been quite impressed with their behaviour, they have started to trust people.”
Anyone interested in giving either of the dogs a new home can contact Carol on 0151 356 3560.
Benefits for council staff
STAFF at the new Cheshire West and Chester Council should be perked up by a range of offers and benefits ushered in by the new authority.
The council workforce has suffered the insecurity of going through two rounds of redundancies but a range of schemes including a counselling service, transport savings and childcare vouchers may make life easier in future.
And the good news to the council tax payer is the programme is self-funded. In many cases, volunteers who take part in a particular initiative have the cost taken direct from their salary before tax and National Insurance contributions have been deducted.