A "beautiful" five-year-old lurcher crossbreed is looking for her forever home after spending more than a year in RSPCA care. 

Dawn has been looked after by the RSPCA while they have been fighting in court to rehome her from her previous owners. 

She has been described by staff at the Suffolk Central branch in Martlesham as a "beautiful girl, who loves being in the company of people and making helicopter circles with her tail whenever she greets her favourite people".

Beccles & Bungay Journal: Could you give Dawn her forever home?Could you give Dawn her forever home? (Image: RSPCA)

She loves affection, giving you her paw and resting her head on your lap.

Dawn gets on well with many other dogs and can be very playful, so may be able to live with another suitably matched dog and children of eight and over, depending on a successful meet at the centre.

Due to her breed traits and past working history, she naturally has a very high prey drive. For this reason she will need to be kept on lead at all times on walks and muzzled to protect wildlife and other small animals she may see out.

She can be very strong when she see's wildlife when out on a walk, so will need owners who can safely handle her.

The centre are looking for someone who can teach Dawn that it is okay to be left alone for short periods of time once she has settled in the home. 

After being in kennels for such a long time she deserves all the attention she can get.