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Running for a good cause!

Before the main news of the day, we have some news to catch up on from yesterday. One adoption took place yestereday morning before the refuge was open, hence it not making the blog last night.

Many of you will be aware that there is a team of elves who come in when the refuge is (mostly) closed, and beautify the area as well as make practical improvements to the kennels and cattery. Well one of this team has had his eye on a certain dog, and yesterday was THE DAY!

Yes, lovely Praia has a new home. She arrived at the end of January, identified but with no sign of any owners looking for her. We have no idea why, as she is a fabulous girl, young, sociable and stunning to look at. Jean Michel is one of many who fell under her charm and says that she is just perfect.

black and white dog

Praia – ADOPTED 

Now to the day’s main event, as it were. This morning at 9am, the Carcassonne half marathon got underway. Amongst the many runners was Tony, who was raising funds for the ScPA. Tony and his partner Marcus adopted Chester (ex George) earlier this year, and both are now keen supporters of the refuge, so for Tony this was one more way to help.

Tony finished his run in 2 hours and 6 minutes, which is an excellent time and well on target. And of course Marcus and Chester were there to cheer him on. We all send massive congratulations. Sponsorship of this kind is not common in France for some resason. French children do not plague their families, friends and neighbours for money for sponsored swims, walks or silences. However as Tony has proved, there is definitely scope for it to take off here, too. Perhaps this could become an annual event or perhaps in future years we can have a team of runners all raising money for the refuge! Wouldn’t that be great?

There is still time to donate so if you would like to do so, here is the link to Tony’s Just Giving page.

man holding medal

Tony after his half marathon this morning. And looking surprisingly well!

In other news, as usual on the first Sunday of the month, the ScPA was open to the public, and although there were no adoptions, there were plenty of volunteers out and about walking the dogs in the sunshine. So if you are not up for a half-marathon, maybe joining our team of walkers is more up your street! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!




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