Posts Tagged ‘neglect’

Free at last

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Two and a half years ago we got a delivery of seven German Shepherds and two cats which were part of a huge RSPCA case. The owner had over 30 dogs kept in crates, which were taken from them and split between several rescue homes. These animals were cared for here at the Home, but as they were not signed over to us they were not available to be re-homed or even walked by volunteers. After several delays and an overturned appeal, plus the sad death of one elderly cat, we are pleased to say these gorgeous pets are now free to find a happy home.

Because of the length of time in kennels and the restrictions on contact imposed with case animals, coupled with their tough start in life, they are nervous of meeting new people. They are mostly un-housetrained and will have never seen household objects such as hoovers, washing machines and sofas. Imagine being 25 years old and never heard a hoover! This means they will require patient and understanding owners.

Read more about them on their profile pages – start here to find them. If you are interested in adopting any of these animals then please come and get to know them, and ask their animal carer about them.

Tangled and tired

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

neglected schnauzer

A couple of weeks ago we had in three miniature schnauzers in – normally proud fuzzy-faced dogs – whose coats were severely matted.

We often get neglected and abused animals brought in by RSPCA inspectors. They are sometimes part of a case that is being built to prosecute owners and will stay with us until the case has closed – this can be months or even years. Sometimes, like here, there is no prosecution when it feels like there should be but at least they can be re-homed quickly. 

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Here they are a few days later after a wash and shave!

Staff and volunteers have been sitting inside their kennel to get them used to people and the yummy delights they often bring. They are bouncing back into inquisitive and handsome fellers.

- Janine