A rather strange story has come to a happy conclusion today after nearly two months. On a Saturday in late August, just before the SPA closed for the evening, a dog was brought in having supposedly been found in Carcassonne. A series of exchanges via Facebook subsequently showed that the people who brought the dog to the refuge had been “looking after it” for a friend. We had wondered, as they seemed very at ease with what was clearly an extremely nervous dog, but with nothing else to go on, we had to take their word for it.
When Bobby’s owner contacted us, we were happy for him to collect his dog, but it was not until today that he did so. By this time Bobby had been vaccinated and identified, neither of which was the case before. So perhaps all of this is good news for Bobby, providing his owner chooses more reliable “friends” with whom to leave his dog the next time he goes away, that is!
That was not the strangest thing to happen today, however. We have been asked to try to find the owner of an exotic reptile, which is being looked after at the vets, having been found in Carcassonne. I don’t know where it was found, or even what it is. I don’t even know if such beasts are legal in France and whether or not we will be asked to home him if his owners aren’t found. But in any case, perhaps one of you can shed some light on things. Personally I hope it is a girl so we can call her Lizzie…..
There was a new arrival at the SPA, I will try to get photos of her tomorrow. And on the subject of photos, look at this lovely montage done by Panach’s sponsor. What a great way to help find a home for your favourite dog! Panach is a real beauty, very calm and gentle for such a young dog, particularly one who was thrown out as part of an unwanted litter. He will be a great family dog, I am sure.
Volunteers (and employees) of long-standing will remember Tyson, the very first dog who went to Animal Trust. He had a nasty accident today when he was nearly killed by a car. He has a perforated lung, a whole in his stomach and two broken legs. However his devoted owner got him to the vet in record time, and he is expected to make a complete recovery. They put it down to his good overall health and fitness, but also his strong French blood! Adopt a dog from the SPA Carcassonne. Best dogs in the world!
Finally, please do not forget the fundraising event at Puivert tomorrow. The team has been busy setting things up all day today, and a good time will be had by all, I am sure. And hopefully lots of money will be raised too.
Anyone recognise this beast?
A lovely montage for a lovely dog. Panach wants a home!
Get Well Soon Tyson