A RESCUE charity which helps find new homes for Staffordshire Bull Terriers is in need of more foster families.

Staffie and Stray Rescue Centre, based in Ferndown, is currently trying to find homes for 26 dogs. The family-run charity does not have its own kennels so relies on the help of other animal rescue charities with facilities.

Founder Calli Byrnes said the charity was receiving 30 calls on average a day from people in need of the charity’s help.

“We’re trying to increase our number of fosters homes, as we currently only have 15. We have two, Leo and Roxy, who are waiting to come in.

“We have to use Waggy Tails Rescue as a boarding kennel as we’re getting so many dogs needing new homes.”

She added Staffies were one of the most commonly rescued dogs and some animal rescue centres do not take them in as they take so long to rehome.

“They are a very misunderstood breed and often suffer abuse and neglect. However, they have huge characters and very big hearts.”

To help provide a Staffie with a foster or permanent home, email the charity at staffiesrescue@gmail.com.