Many of you know about Victoire, the dog who had been living semi wild in the village in which the ScPA is located and providing the refuge with a regular supply of pups. In fact some of you may have adopted her pups. When Victoire and her remaining pup, Vita, were brought to the refuge last month, thanks largely to volunteer Patricia, it was a day of much celebration. More so when Vita was adopted shortly afterwards. But the chapter would only be closed once mum, Victoire, was adopted too.
Today this happened. Victoire left the refuge for a new home. Her new family came to the refuge to ask about puppies, and as luck would have it, Victoire was on her way out for a walk (with her saviour, Patricia, rather appropriately) . Apparently the attraction was instant; all talk of puppies was forgotten as the family fell under Victoire’s spell.
This girl is now four years old and before her arrival at the ScPA had never known love. She was not at all snappy, but was understandably very wary of humans. The staff and volunteers have worked wonders with her, and the fact that she is ready to leave today is testament to that. Yes, she is a bit nervous still, but so are many of the dogs in the ScPA’s care. And with love and patience anything is possible!
Although we have loved every single one of Victoire’s babies, and hope that they are all happy, it is far better to stop the cycle. Of course Victoire is now sterilised, and her finding a happy home brings to a close a very long and frustrating chapter. We wish her all the happiness in the world and thank her new family for giving her a home.
What fabulous news on which to end a busy and largely positive week.