Archive for July, 2010

Found a home!

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Animals rehomed from 19-25 July

Also 7 chickens and 3 puppies

I was abandoned with a broken leg

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

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This is Tulip, a pretty saluki cross lurcher.

Soleful eyes? Check.

Fluffy ears? Check.

Four legs? Er, actually no.

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Tulip was found abandoned with her leg shattered. We can only assume she was too expensive to fix, or useless for poaching or guarding, after having some sort of accident.

She was taken to a vets and had to have her leg amputated. With no owners claiming her, she came to us.

Imagine in one week losing your home, your owners and your leg and winding up in kennels with strange dogs and smells.

For the first week Tulip was withdrawn and reluctant to exercise and interact. Then she went through a phase of kicking back at everything, barking and growling at everyone to keep away. She was scared and unsure.

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With patience and care from her animal carers and dedicated work experience girls like Hollie (pictured) Tulip is feeling more secure and happy. She even had her first groom and bath this week – look in the right-hand corner for the amount of hair that came off!

Although still nervous of men approaching her, she is bouncing back quickly and becoming a staff favourite. We have found that she loves sunbathing and belly rubs.

If you approach her kennel she may bark at you – try approaching slowly and sideways-on, and armed with small smelly treats! If she is unhappy with you being there, please back away and try again another day, we don’t want to push her too fast.

If you are interested in homing Tulip, please come in and meet her and speak to her animal carer.

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Fate plays a helping hand

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

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Can you imagine finding a new friend so fast? Two volunteers tell us the story of the shock of falling for one of our dogs…

Having adopted three fantastic dogs from Bath Cats and Dogs Home ten years ago – two German Shepherds and one Collie, our world was devastated when in April we lost Pippa, our 13 year old German Shepherd. 

We had registered to do the Wag Walk but the dog we had requested was unavailable so by chance we were given Tisha, a lovely German Shepherd.   It was love at first sight and after a couple of weeks of Tisha getting to know us and our other two dogs, she became part of our family. 

Thank you to all the staff for your hard work and the love you give to your animals.

Bernie & Lorraine

Paw Pal Picnic

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Sunday 18 July
Despite a gloomy start the weather stayed fine and the day was fun in the paddocks and fields. We had a parade of staffies and Paw Pals, with a chance to meet them all. A lot of tea was drunk and games played! It was lovely to see all of our supporters and some old doggie friends with their new families. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the day a success. We hope to do this again next year!

Found a home!

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Animals who were re-homed week 13-19 July 2010

Also homed were kittens Dali and Dexter, puppy Willow and cats Finlay and Mr T