An initial welfare assessment raised concerns about her matted fur, incredibly sore skin and a terrible flea infestation. There was no choice but to remove all the hair on her body so that her skin could be efficiently treated. At this stage, it also became clear that Lulu had mammary tumours that would need removing.
It’s a sad fact that we often hear of dogs being used as breeding machines in rescue, and we see the results of this cruel trade when exhausted breeding bitches arrive in our care once they can no longer produce litters and have been thrown out when no longer considered of any use.
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First up was James, who started working for the charity in August this year as Marketing Assistant. He does the local Abbots Langley Tough Ten every year, where runners have to overcome steep hills as part of the 10k distance.