Love is found in all sorts of places, including your local animal rescue centre! We often see first-hand the love that blooms between pet and owner. Sometimes it happens straight away, and sometimes it takes a few weeks.
We want to take this opportunity to celebrate the loving bond between pet and owner! We asked our wonderful supporters on Facebook to tell us their stories about their rehomed pet. Thank you to everyone who told us their love story, all of the comments were lovely to read! Here are a few below:
Zeus arrived at our HULA centre as an unloved stray. He is a big friendly giant, who loves his toys and cuddles.
Recently, we had to rush Zeus to the vets. Zeus was suffering from bloat, one of the most serious emergencies in dogs that vets face. Whilst rare, bloat is life-threatening and can kill within a few hours if left untreated.
These puppy dog eyes belong to Jacob. Jacob is a gorgeous, cuddly dog who just wants to please people. He only arrived in our care after a supporter spotted him being given away for free on social media.
We’re so grateful the supporter got in touch and convinced the owners to hand him over to a rescue.
It’s the time of year to treat yourself and your loved ones, and we know your newest member of the family definitely won’t be left out! So we’ve compiled four simple and effective tips to help you maintain your beloved pet’s wellbeing throughout the festive season.
1. Resist the temptation to indulge your pet
Zen had previously been living with a local family, but sadly they had to say goodbye to him because their young child developed an allergy to this delightful dog.
However, it was soon clear that Zen was going through some stress, when it was discovered by the animal care team that he was eating his way through the pen doors and walls (which are made of wood in the Berkshire centre).
During his first year in rescue, your donations transformed his future. You gave him the time and understanding that he so desperately needed to cure his deep mistrust of people. You provided the training that would change his mind-set and subsequently transform his future!
The animal care team in Cornwall will never forget when Smith arrived at the centre. He came from a local dog warden and was in a terrible state, completely starving and very scared to step outside into the big wide world again, as his experience of it so far, was a horrific one.
Grace required emergency surgery if she was going to survive the attack and was immediately rushed to the vet. Thankfully, the vet was able to perform lifesaving surgery, which left her with many battle scars but a whole life ahead of her to enjoy.
However, young Cherry had a problem; she was heavily pregnant with four extremely large puppies, in comparison to her size. There was absolutely no way Cherry or the puppies were going to survive the full pregnancy; it would have killed all five of them. Unfortunately, Cherry’s pregnancy had to be terminated in order to save at least one life.
Shocked by the extreme decision to destroy an otherwise healthy young Bulldog, the vet got in touch with NAWT to see if anything could be done to save this beautiful girl’s life and cure her painful condition.