A DOG rescue charity in Wyre Forest is celebrating its most successful month on record after rehoming 43 dogs.

Forest Dog Rescue, which cares for up to 300 unwanted, abandoned and mistreated dogs each year, normally rehomes around 30 dogs a month but saw an increase in March of nearly 50 per cent.

Centre manager Emma Shaffery said: “We typically rehome around 30 dogs a month, so March really was a success for us.

"It is down to the hard work and dedication of our staff and the kindness of the public to open their hearts to a new pup that allows us to give each dog in our care a second chance.

“From everyone here at Forest Dog Rescue, thank you to those who support us from our volunteer walkers and sponsors to our adopters. We could not do this without you.”

Among the dogs to find new homes was seven-month-old lurcher Peanut, who was returned to the centre earlier in the month because he was too boisterous for his new family.

But after some devoted training and a re-assessment with Forest staff, Peanut found his forever home.

Forest Dog Rescue currently has 34 dogs in its care, each of which are desperate to find a loving family. One dog in particular, eight-year-old terrier Lily, is looking for a special home as she has been deaf since she was a puppy.

For more information about Lily, or any of the dogs at Forest Dog Rescue, call 01299 269181 or visit forest-dog-rescue.org.uk.