Deano, Tramp and Lilly - all in need of new homes for the New Year..

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THE Barry & District News and Penarth Times have joined forces with the Vale of Glamorgan Dog Warden Service to publicise the work of the area's kennels – and to find homes for some of its residents, who this week include:

* About two years old and very friendly, Tramp is a Saluki cross boy, who loves people and lots of cuddles and fusses. He would love to find his 'forever home.'

* A mixed breed boy, Deano is only about three to four months old and loves people and the company of other dogs. Outgoing and affectionate, he loves to play and have hugs and kisses and would love to find a family of his very own.

* Lilly, a two-year-old mixed breed girl, loves people and likes other dogs. Her best friend is a collie cross called Maddie and she would love to find someone to love of her very own.

Croft Kennels, at Bridgend, is where the Vale's stray and unwanted dogs are cared for.

The purpose-built kennels in Coity become the temporary home for all dogs picked up by the Vale Council's dog wardens until they are reunited with their families or adopted by new ones.

The Vale Council's dog wardens stress that adopting a dog is a big commitment and they are always happy to offer advice to anyone considering giving a dog a home.

The kennels are open between 11am and 6pm seven days a week, and anyone wishing to adopt a dog can contact: Croft Rescue Kennels, Waun Davey House, Heol Llan, Coity, Bridgend CF35 6BU; tel (01656) 862288; website

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