Today was Association Day in Carcassonne (and across the whole of France, as it happens), where sport clubs and other interest groups have a chance to show themselves off to the public and hopefully gather new members or supporters.
A team from the SPA was present, as has been the case for the past several years, and they were accompanied by Prosper and Til, in the morning and Carpet, Ewa and Anis in the afternoon, five of the many lovely dogs who are looking for homes. Some dogs get over-excited in public, so it was important to have good doggie ambassadors to meet and greet the public. All the dogs did us proud, as did the volunteers who manned (or more realistically “womanned” the stand) all day. Many thanks to them all, humans and canines alike.
The refuge was pretty bust too. One of yesterday’s arrivals, Hawaii, was reclaimed, and a “lost and timid border collie cross” who had been signalled to us on the SPA Facebook page (many thanks!) turned out to be none other than Sacripan, who had been adopted from us earlier this year and whose owners had reported him missing. That was another happy reunion.
There was one adoption, but it was no surprise! As soon as puppies Jade and Julia arrived, and were taken into foster by Marie-Pierre, we had a feeling that the chocolate coloured one would become a permanent fixture. And thus it proved to be, with the paperwork being completed today.
Julia, Jade’s sister was reserved today too, but will stay with Marie- Pierre and her family until her new family, who live in Toulouse, are ready for her in a couple of weeks. That is two pups who will never know the inside of a kennel.
Apart from that we had two really wonderful reservations. But you will have to be patient to find out who has been lucky!
Don’t forget that we are open from 2-6pm tomorrow. Feel free to come and say hello to the dogs and cats and maybe find a new friend!
The SPA team at Association day, with Til and Prosper
Til shows off pictures of the dogs who are looking for homes
Ewa in thoughtful “dog ambassador” mood
Jade – ADOPTED
Sacripan – RECLAIMED thanks to the eagle eyes of Dominique