Mikey and his four-legged friends say thanks for festive feed at city's RSPCA centre
HE might look like he's had a ruff Christmas but Mikey the American bulldog is pleased with the generous donations from the people of Derby.
Derby and District RSPCA Animal Centre, in Abbey Street, was given more than 100 food parcels for homeless animals over the festive period. The centre has hundreds of mouths to feed, including dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters and a rat.
Mikey has been returned to the rescue centre three times but staff there are still hoping he can be found a permanent home.
The gentle giant first came to the RSPCA 18 months ago and keeps being brought back by owners who cannot give him what he needs, which is stability, time and experience with the breed.
The Abbey Road RSPCA branch needs about £5,000 a week just to stay open, so donations like the ones they have had over Christmas are always gratefully received.
And they are expecting an influx of animals after the festive period that may have been bought as Christmas gifts and not wanted.
To contact the centre, call Derby 344620.