Today we had two adoptions, which was a great end to the week.
First to leave was Agatha, who went for a walk with a young couple who want to share their life with a dog. After long discussion with the staff and a trip to the cat-house Agatha who has a lovely new home. We are really happy for this affectionate and attentive young dog who has been with us since the end of January. Particularly pleased that she didn’t have too long to wait, as although small females are quick to leave, some of the larger girls find it harder to find homes.
The next adoption is something of a miracle. The current DRC urgent appeal is for Pit, an elderly beauceron who was brought back to the SPA in mid-February following the death of his owner. Susan, a recent convert to the beauceron breed (she adopted Louison, since renamed Trotwood last year), saw this appeal and got in touch.
As soon as she had read Pit’s story she knew that she wanted to help him. and after visiting him at the SPA today she was even more certain of her decision. So despite his advancing years, (he will be 14 in September), and his questionable attitiude to cats, lucky Pit has a new home. Massive thanks to Susan for offering him a place to spend his retirement. We will have news in due course, for sure. Be a good boy Pit, very very few dogs are given such a chance this late in life.
We also want to say a huge thank you to Jemma, or rather to her amazing daughter, Aimée. A couple of years ago the family adopted a lab puppy, Sage (renamed Cookie), and the SPA is a cause close to their hearts. So when Aimées ninth birthday was approaching, instead of asking for presents, she asked all her friends to donate towards the SPA. And this group of youngsters did us proud, by setting up an online page for donations as well as collecting toys and food for the dogs and cats at the refuge.
This is an incredibly generous thing to do, and it is wonderful that the baton is being passed to the younger generation. Today Jemma and Aimée, together with brother Patrick, came to the SPA to deliver all the goodies, and it was quite an impressive sight.
Many thanks to this wonderful group of young people and especially to Aimée. Clearly there is hope for the future if Aimée and her friends are anything to go by.
What an amazing end to a week of ups and downs.