A WORCESTERSHIRE animal rescue charity has issued a plea for help in homing a dog with hearing issues.

Brian is a good natured 18-month-old Old English Bulldog cross, who is in the care of RSPCA Worcester & Mid-Worcestershire Branch through no fault of his own.

He is described as a very special boy who is looking for a special home as he is hard of hearing.

Geraldine Haynes, branch trustee, said: "Brian is intelligent, friendly and affectionate. He loves company and would be really happy in a home where someone is around a good part of the day.

"Brian is a youngster, so is lively, enjoys his walks and needs an active new owner. Give him your time and patience and he'll make a great companion and pet.

"He is hoping to have a home to call his own very soon, as he's getting rather stressed in kennels."

Brian is in good condition, housetrained, neutered, chipped, vet checked and vaccinated.

He will be rehomed with four weeks' free pet insurance.

Please call Geraldine on 01886 822083 for more details about Brian or other dogs.

For other rescued animals seeking their forever homes, visit rspca-worcester.org.

For enquiries about cats and rabbits, call 01905 821272 (option 2) or visit The Holdings Rescue & Rehoming Centre in Holdings Lane, Broomhall, Kempsey, near Worcester WR5 3FP any day, except Wednesdays, between 11am and 4pm.

The branch's annual fun dog show at The Holdings last month was a huge success, raising £2,210. The event was very well attended and the weather was good, with £491 raised in the branch's new shop.