Well there was nearly some good news today. We found out that the owner of the dog whom we had named Scampi is really called Trompette. His owner is in hospital but phoned us to say that his neighbours would come to collect the dog and look after him until he is back at home. Great. This was then followed up by a call telling us that he doesn’t want his dog after all and that we can put him to sleep if we want. Not so great!
So Trompette is looking for a new home. At ten ears old maybe that won’t be easy, but for a small dog, ten is nothing, and we certainly have no plans to take him on a one way trip to the vet! The owner maybe, but not the dog!
A new dog arrived today, one whom we have seen before at least three times. This time he may be with us for keeps; Falco was found tied up to a lamp post. He had been so distressed that he had wrapped himself round and round the post and was strangling himself. And guess what? He was wearing a prong collar. The rubber stops were still on the spikes, meaning the skin had not been pierced, but Falco is lucky he didn’t choke to death. Or perhaps that was the plan? In any case, he is with us for now, and we will wait to see what his owners say when we manage to track them down.
How many of these prong collars are out there, I wonder?
This is a site dedicated to dogs, but sometimes a cat gets a mention. This time it is for a bad reason. What sort of sick person throws a young cat from the walls of La Cite? The cat has a couple of broken bones and some internal bleeding but should pull through. I don’t have any photos, as the police took the cat straight to the vets (unfortunately they didn’t catch the sadistic morons who were responsible). But it is a castrated grey cat with a black collar, so if you know of a cat of this type who is missing, please get in touch.
Don’t despair, there is one piece of good news: Weed was reclaimed! This lovely husky cross with different coloured eyes was brought in on Saturday; his owners are on holiday and he had been left with neighbours and it was they who came to collect Weed today.
Just another day in the life of the SPA!
Falco arrives AGAIN
Falco’s collar (Grrrr)