Today was one of the days that I just dread. I arrived at the refuge at just after opening time to be told that 5 dogs had arrived already. It was clearly not going to be a good afternoon. It is possible that some of the dogs are lost and that their owners will look for them, but seeing the state of a couple of them, this is not very likely. And two of them are young puppies, obviously from an unwanted litter. I would like to think that the dog’s owners have learned a lesson and will now have her sterilised, but in my heart I know otherwise.
However we have to keep going, even when things are grim. The resident dogs still need walking and there were several volunteers on hand to help. One girl was awaiting the arrival of her cat from his vet visit, and she is our newest dog-walking recruit!
We also had a very VERY good adoption today. After nearly 8 months at the refuge, our lovely border collie, Falco, finally found a new home. He is going to be so happy, he has a new girlfriend (don’t tell him that he has been castrated!) and will be living in a fully enclosed garden with a very active retired couple. The husband used to be a dog handler and they still do long long walks every day. Lucky Falco. His adoption was thanks to a couple of French volunteers, Laurene and Dominique, who write short articles for the local press; not all of them hit the mark, but this one certainly did! Thanks girls!
Sadly Falco’s long term kennel mate, Bond, is now left behind. We found him a new friend to share with, but it would be nice if someone would notice him, too! Perhaps another press article beckons!!!
Bond will miss you
And some new little ones arrive 🙁