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‘Britain’s loneliest dog’ Hector finally finds home

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image captionTwo-year-old Hector was rescued by the RSPCA in October 2017 and spent more than 500 days at the shelter

A lurcher dubbed "Britain's loneliest dog" has finally found a "forever" home.

Two-year-old Hector had been in a shelter since he was rescued by the RSPCA over welfare concerns in 2017.

Hundreds of people from all over the world offered to re-home him after a campaign by Little Valley Animal Shelter in Exeter, Devon, went viral.

The lonely lurcher, who spent more than 500 days at the shelter, had been its longest-staying resident.

"We couldn't be happier for him," the shelter said. "We can't stop smiling."

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image captionHector captured hearts all over the world after his campaign to find a home went viral

Staff at Little Valley said they were overjoyed their "longest-staying resident had finally found his forever family".

The centre was "inundated" with messages from would-be owners worldwide after its campaign to re-home Hector went viral at the start of February.

The shelter thanked its "amazing supporters" for helping Hector find his "happy ever after".

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