Today was my first day back at the refuge after a few weeks in Scotland and what better way to celebrate than the departure one of my favourite dogs who has been with us for just over a year! I am sure that Occitane would agree that the wait for the perfect family was well worth it and she cuddled into her new mum on the back seat of the car as she left for her new life in the Aveyron. A year is a long time to spend in kennels but dogs move on quickly and daily walks and a loving family who is at home all day is her reward!
Next to leave was Gold, a small ratier cross found in Carcassonne yesterday. He wasn’t identified but his owners were at least looking for him and he left this afternoon after a visit to the vets to be chipped. This means that if he happens to escape again and arrives at the SPA we can call the owners and let them know that he is safe and sound and ready to go home!
Unfortunately for most departures there is an arrival and sure enough we had two arrivals. The first was a dog from Limoux who we have called Dundee. He’s a very handsome hunting hound who we hope will be claimed really quickly.
The next to arrive was a small Bouledogue cross who we have called Ewok. He’s not identified either but hopefully like Gold his owners will be looking for him and come to collect him soon.
Dundee and Ewok were this years arrival numbers 401 and 402, a very sad reminder that a lot of people still view dogs as disposal items.
Please think very carefully about how a dog will affect your lifestyle before getting one, please sterilise your dog and of course don’t forget to get it identified and keep the database details up todate!
Gold left with his owners…
Ewok Arrived Too..