Before the refuge had even opened this morning we had had an adoption! As you know, we open at 2pm, but at 8am Dyson, our magnificent Border collie/ Pyrenean Mountain Dog cross left for his new home just outside Geneva. This beautiful boy had been abandoned in mid-January, very much to his owner’s regret. And I am not surprised. Good with other dogs, fine with cats, fine with children. The perfect dog. But BIG!
So when our sister site, Doglinks, sent us details of a lady who was interested in Galileo (the Briard cross who is leaving for the UK in a couple of weeks), we suggested alternatives of a similar size and hairiness. Dyson ticked all the boxes and this morning he started the journey to his new life.
We had our first arrival also before the refuge opened, too. A puppy, arrived, but Carole was on hand to put photos on Facebook, and Tina’s owner came to collect her at 14H00. A quick trip to the vet for micro-chipping was required, of course, so that is one more dog who is now “legal”. I have to ask yet again why it takes a trip to the SPA for people to get their dog micro-chipped? And you can bet your bottom dollar that many of these dogs would never be identified had they not passed via our door. IT IS THE LAW!
And just before we shut a small male poodle arrived, in a terrible state. He has been spruced up (see the before and after pictures below) and I am sure he will appeal to someone out there!
Bad news just piles up right now. This site is dedicated to dogs, but this morning we lost Max, a cat who was much loved and has been fighting typhus for several days. The employees have been working incredibly hard to save his life and also to stop the illness spreading. They succeeded in the latter, but sadly Max succumbed this morning, accompanied by many tears. Bye-bye, Champion!
Two dogs left today, so why am I feeling so low? The aftermath of Jim’s death has affected many of us, and the revelation that he was buried in an unmarked grave this morning is just shocking. I am sure that the spirits of all the dogs and cats were present, even if none of his friends had been told.
His dogs and cats are in desperate need of rehoming or they risk being put to sleep. Please consider helping out any way you can, even if it is just by spreading the word.
Tina – RECLAIMED (and now micro-chipped)
Andy arrives like this
But turns out to look like this: (good work, guys!)
And tearful farewells to Max, the champion