Jasper the depressed dog finds a home

A desperate national plea was recently launched to find a new home for Jasper; a five year old male neutered English springer spaniel who was resident at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, near Chard, Somerset.

Jasper had been at the Sanctuary’s kennels for six months and was showing signs of depression.

Jasper Depressed Dog

Tara Nirula, Re-homing Manager said: “Everyone here at Ferne Animal Sanctuary is delighted that Jasper has finally found a new home after being with us for so long – and with such a lovely owner who can give him all the care and attention he needs. It has made our year. We are over the moon!

“I must sincerely thank all the local, regional and national press who helped us in our quest to find Jasper the perfect home. Special thanks must also go to the general public for their caring messages of support and encouragement. We had over 600 enquiries and so many kind offers to give him a new home. I really can’t express to everyone how grateful we are.”

Jasper’s new owner, Robert Butler from Gloucester said: “I am so happy to have found Jasper and it is just great having him here with me. He has settled in so well and seems very content. We are enjoying some lovely long walks together and are getting to know one another more each day. Jasper is my constant companion and follows me around everywhere.”

To find out more about Ferne Animal Sanctuary, their upcoming events and how to become a valued volunteer, visit www.ferneanimalsanctuary.org or call 01460 65214.