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In response to Connexion’s recent debate on SPA animals on its Facebook page, ‘rescued’ is my favourite breed of dog.

I currently have six, five of which came from SPA24. They arrive lost and frightened.

It takes time to settle them in. You have to earn their trust and respect – and then the magic moment arrives when they realise they are staying. They all react differently, but happiness exudes from them.

I had one who danced she was so excited, she was depressed when she came; another put his head on my shoulder and relaxed – he was considered dominant and dangerous.

Hagrid cried he was so happy, sounds daft but it really isn’t, they know when they are loved wanted and safe and each has a different way of showing it, I believe that rescue dogs make loyal and loving friends and after 26 over the years I have yet to find a bad one.

Jim Stephenson, by email

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