Callie the Collie arrived at NAWT in May 2018, having already spent several months in stray pounds. Despite her beautiful nature, Callie remained homeless, without a family to call her own, for many months. It was distressing for us to see how much Callie hated the kennel environment; she found it extremely stressful and we could see how this stress was affecting her behaviour.
Poor little boy Max was found abandoned and alone, wandering the streets. He evaded capture for a long time, too scared to accept help from those desperately trying. When finally caught, Max was petrified and consequently too aggressive to handle, leaving his fate uncertain and at risk.
Cfur came into the care of our Watford centre after her previous owner sadly died in 2016.
Left alone and confused, Cfur was brought to us, where she rarely moved from her bed, frozen with fear.
Because she struggled so much with losing her owner, our staff worked extra hard to bond with Cfur and used Open Paw training to build her confidence.
Slowly, Cfur began to show her face with regular staff and volunteers, but she was still struggling to greet any unknown visitors and potential re-homers.
Left alone in the woods to fend for herself at just six weeks old, Pumba is lucky to be alive. It is only thanks to a caring member of the public that she made it into our NAWT Hertfordshire centre, where animal care staff spent a long day and night caring for the tiny pup and monitoring her.
The local dog warden rushed Pumba into NAWT care after collecting her from the lady that had rescued her from the woods. Malnourished, with a belly full of worms and covered in mange, Pumba was immediately admitted to our onsite vet for treatment.
Lurcher Popcorn arrived at NAWT following a particularly harrowing experience, when he and another dog were cruelly thrown from the back of a moving van on a busy road.
Police attended the scene to find both dogs in a terrible state, filthy and underweight with sores all over their bodies.