During his initial assessment on arrival, Socks showed little to no interest in toys or food, and was shrinking away from human contact.
However, he showed a flicker of interest in Shelley, a Junior Animal Care Leader, and herself an experienced Spaniel owner. Shelley was allocated to work with Socks for his first few days to help him settle.
His fear of vehicles was so bad, that the staff had some trouble getting him into a vehicle to take him to the vets for neutering and vaccination; it was a major obstacle to overcome. He must have had a terrible experience to have frightened him so much and have such a negative association with vehicles.
I didn’t have the best start in life, and found it very difficult to trust humans when I first came into the centre; I especially didn’t enjoy anyone touching me.
Whether you’re a cat lover, dog lover, rabbit lover or general animal lover, this day is another excuse to spoil them even more than you normally do and show them how much they mean to you!
Here at NAWT, we thought it would be interesting to look back at how pet accessories have changed over the last five decades…
The Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (aPaws) estimates that pet pooches produce over 4.4 billion pounds of waste per year (2 billion litres).
Keep an eye out on the website each month for the latest ’50 years of…’ post! For this month, we have gone back through the decades and explored popular pet names.
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.