I wondered if it was perhaps worthwhile begining a diary of rescue...
Feel free to share....
This weekend Annabelle (terrier x maltese) was adopted into the most gorgeous home and i am so happy for Annabelle and the family who have adopted her!
We had a lengthy phone interview to begin with, a meet and greet the following day and another interview. Then a house check over the weekend, contract and paperwork before adoption.
I have had excited phone calls each day and Annabelles new family had spent a bomb after our meet and greet on new beds, pretty pink harnesses, collars, leads, toys and food etc.
I cried (as always) on the way home from dropping her off, though with the most enormous tears of joy and good. This sweet little soul was pulled out of the pound just in the nick of time, and by god she so greatly deserves this. I am so proud of her!
The weekend also found me at another pound picking up two divine bubs with no hope at all, then a trip to Sydney airport for a flight to safety and rescue in Melbourne.
Codie a beautiful goofy lab I was caring for finally went home!
Missy my most recent rescue is recovering from a nasty UTI upon surrender to the pound. Once her anti biotics are through we will test her urine again and do an xray for kidney stones as she is showing signs of incontinence.
I do hope it is a hormonal imbalance, and surgery is avoided for Missy's sake.
By far the greatest thing weighing on my mind is a phone call i had today.
A lovely retiered couple called me in desperate need as they are moving to a mobile home village and are unable to take their elderly cherished dogs with them.
The elderly man spoke first and as they had rescue lined up for them i tried to reasure him that his bubs would be well cared for and nurtured and would be in forever homes very soon....he was upset as he adores them and was very, very worried.
He then told me his wife was very distressed and had just come home from hospital after suffering a stroke. He asked me to reasure her.
All this gorgeous lady could do was cry. In between she told me she was worried as they were indoor bubs, were fussy eaters and extremely attached to each other. I reasured her as best i could and got the number of the rescue group taking them...will speak with them tomorrow.
I also asked if they would mind me calling the place they are moving to and have spoken with the manager tonight. Sadly there is a no animal policy and i was not prepared to cause further trouble for this distressed elderly couple.
I will speak with the recue group tomorrow and try to arrange adoption of these sweet souls in their owners areas to allow visits and contact.
Short term regular email updates and photos of the bubs during care may ease their mind.
What is the world coming too? A devoted elderly couple with two elderly lap dogs are banned from keeping their dogs.
Never mind the fact that this lady has just had a stroke and is frantic, or the fact that animals are often the one thing to keep elderly people going.
These little dogs are probably the only thing worth living for at the moment for this lovely couple.....So terribly sad.