Fifty years ago, pets were likely brought to the family home from a neighbour, work, or school friend, whose pet had had a litter of puppies or kittens, or alternatively they were bought from the local pet shop (many a school-child growing up in the 70s has spent time standing outside a pet shop, lovingly gazing in at the puppies/kittens/guinea pigs in the window.)
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.
So they made sure that Casey was comfortable by keeping handling to a minimum, as otherwise she would get very stressed, and would hiss and swipe at anyone who approached.
Once Casey had her kittens, the plan was to neuter and release her back to her colony. But although Casey was scared, as time went on, it became clear that she wasn’t actually behaving like a typical feral.
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.
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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.