Original article from Kent Live
Meet the dog so traumatised by his past he thinks every person is going to hurt him.
Monty, a lurcher, has been in kennels for about seven years – and has received little to no interest from potential owners in all that time.
He arrived at Last Chance Animal Rescue, in Edenbridge in 2014 after a suffering through a painful first year of life.
He was squeezed into a crate far too small for him when he was just a pup and has been left with life-long problems including a hunched back and trust issues.
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But the team at Last Chance will not give up hope in finding poor Monty, now aged eight, his forever home – and providing him with the life he so deserves.
A Last Chance spokesperson said: “Monty has been with us for nearly seven years and rarely gets asked after.
“He does have bad trust issues so would need someone who can help show Monty that not everyone is bad.”
Whilst Monty loves attention and cuddles with the team at Last Chance, he struggles to bond with other animals – and will bark and pull towards them.
The Last Chance spokesperson added: “Monty got so frustrated that he would hit your leg when wanting to get to other dogs, so he has to be muzzled when out in public.
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“Since being at last chance Monty can now calmly walk with a dog in sight and not bark or hit your leg, but would never be able to meet other dogs.”
He is looking for a home where owners will keep up his training and help him learn to trust again – and with lots of tennis balls to play with!
The spokesperson added: “He loves to run and chase tennis balls but doesn’t know he had to bring them back.
“Because of Monty’s preferences, we are looking for an adult only, single person home with no other pets.”
To rehome Monty, or any other animals in Last Chance’s care, contact their team here.