We had an incredible surprise at the SPA today. After arriving with us in early January 2016, Tagine was reclaimed today. His real name is Iago, and his former owner had no idea he was with us. She thought he was living happily with her ex husband! You don’t look for your dog if you do not know he is lost! Again here, we see the value of identifying your animals. Iago (ex -Tagine) is now identified, microchipped and castrated, and more than delighted to leave the refuge. We are over the moon for him, too, obviously.
We then had the adoption of Suma. She caught the eye of a couple yesterday, and after a night’s reflection they returned today to test Suma with their lovely dalmatian, Belle. Belle had recently lost her canine playmate, and everyone was missing the delight that a second dog can bring. Thoughts of a puppy were pushed aside in favour of four year old Suma, and the two dogs clearly adored each other from the word go. Suma has been renamed Ruby (well, today is Tuesday, as Rolling Stones fans will appreciate) and is already settling in to her new home, we are assured.
In not so good news we had a couple of new arrivals. The first, a young dog found in Limoux, may find her home, and the second certainly will. Sanna was brought in by a man who had kept her for three weeks before deciding that she didn’t get on with his dog. All well and good. He also informed us that Sanna was chipped but that the owner did not want her. Except we phoned the owner, and he most definitely DOES want his dog, and has been searching high and low for her for three weeks. As both people live in Rivel, they cannot collect Sanna till Saturday. And what a lot of inconvenience! Please, if you find a dog, take it to a vet and make some effort to find the owners and return their dog to them.
However at least this ah-hem “oversight” will have a happy ending. Not quite on the same scale as Tagine’s, but happy all the same!
Suma (now Ruby) with Jane and her new pal Belle. – ADOPTED
Sanna – owners searching for 3 weeks.