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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 October, 2004, 11:46 GMT 12:46 UK
Hundreds offer a new home for Red
Red the lurcher
Home staff are expecting more calls over the week
Battersea Dogs Home has been inundated with calls from people offering a home to a cunning canine who has been unlocking his own kennel.

Red regularly unbolted his cage door and released his favourite canine companions for midnight feasts.

The lurcher's tricks were found out when staff installed cameras after arriving each day to find food everywhere and dogs running amok.

About 300 people have called in since Red's antics appeared in the media.

Amy Watson, communications officer for the home, said they expected more enquiries over the course of the week.

The three-year-old has been at the home since June after being handed into a London police station in an emaciated state.

His kennel has now been made more secure to stop him escaping.

Watch CCTV footage of Red's 'great escape'

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