We are now full to bursting point with abandoned dogs! More dogs are arriving every day and despite a super reservation today our numbers are still on the increase. This is the reality of summertime in France, where people with no scruples whatsoever simply abandon their animals whilst they head off on their summer holidays. How can they possibly relax by the sea or have a cocktail by the pool whilst their loyal friend is either starving to death or dying from dehydration, in the woods or on the streets, wherever they have dumped them!
Despite campaigns run by animal charities this is still happening and is in fact on the increase. Why is this? When will people realize that owning a dog is a lifetime commitment and if you go on holiday, have to move house, have to go back to England, whatever your change in circumstances you have a responsibility to that animal.
I do agree that it is better to take your dog to a refuge than tie it up in a woods but do you know the life that your animal will have at the SPA? Dogs can wait a long time to be adopted, years in some cases. They will be lucky to get one walk a week, will be boiling in a concrete kennel in summer and freezing in winter. Is his truly better for the dog than organizing your life to accommodate your dog?
Here are a few of the dogs who have been waiting a long, long time. If you could offer any of the following dogs either a foster or forever home please get in touch!
Here is Todd who arrived two summers ago. A Berger cross and at only four years old he has spent half of his life in kennels! Todd is very affectionate, so much so that he grabs you and wont let you go. He is now sharing his kennel with Melba who will be leaving soon so it would be great to get him out too! He is castrated and micro chipped so ready to go!
Uta and Ugo are ten year old Shepherd crosses who were adopted from us as puppies. After eight years of being loyal family pets they were abandoned when the family moved into a new house! Uta gets on well with everyone but Ugo can be very protective of her . They make a great couple and are easy to walk on the lead. I’d love to find them a home for their retirement!
Chico is a tricoloured cross who has also been with us for two years and like Todd that is half of his life! He is a lively, happy boy who needs an enclosed garden and a playmate. An active family who were prepared to do some training with him would be perfect!