Well, as I hinted yesterday, there was a bit of a mass exodus from the SPA today.
Three dogs left together, courtesy of Moira and her star of a husband, Roy, who is delivering them to the UK. He will be taking Malaga, Garfield and Eclat on the overnight ferry tomorrow night and on Sunday they will be met by Malaga’s new mum. She in turn will deliver the two Brittany spaniels to their new home, before taking Malaga home to meet her new pals.
It will be a long, tiring journey for the dogs, but freedom awaits all of them in Bonnie Scotland, and we will have news of them in their new homes. In fact Moira is going to blog tomorrow, to tell us all how things go tonight at her place. The three dogs were all playing in the park together yesterday, so hopefully all will be well.
The fourth lucky adoptee was Coluche, a little yorkie of 6 years old, whose owners we have been unable to contact since his arrival exactly one month ago. Believe me, we go to a lot of effort to track down a dog’s owners if he is chipped. If the number on the database is no longer current, we use the yellow pages and then we post photos all over the internet. The picture of Coluche was shared thousands of times thanks to Facebook. Finally we have the support of an association, Agir pour les Animaux, one of whose members, Veronique, moves heaven and earth to reunite owners with their dogs. But if they don’t want to be found, then rehoming is the only option.
The other departure was Buggy. He is an 11 year old spaniel who has had no luck finding a new home at the refuge. Due to his age and his increasing girth (lack of exercise!), he was an ideal candidate for fostering, and to our delight a lovely couple with two hectares of land have taken him home to love and spoil! His foster mum, Nath, is delighted, as are all of us at the SPA!
There were a couple of reservations too, and only one arrival, so today was officially a good day!
and Malaga – safe journey all of you
Coluche was adopted but will stay closer to home
And Buggy goes to a long term foster at the age of eleven!