Puppy farm victims need new homes
A12-WEEK-OLD Shih Tzu puppy came to the RSPCA Hillingdon branch a few days ago after being bought from a well-known online selling site and was ‘delivered’ in an appalling condition.
He looked nothing like the adorable little bundle of fluff advertised.
Faced with threats of violence, the buyer paid the money and accepted the dog, but just could not cope with the dreadful state or smell of this poor puppy!
Little Dobbie has spent several days hospitalised, while receiving veterinary care, and is now being fostered by one of our staff.
Our recent appeal for homes for our lovely Westie puppies has brought a huge response, for which we are very grateful.
Happy, healthy puppies are a joy but please also spare a thought for the huge number like Dobbie who have a very different start in life and, sadly, in some cases, no future to look forward to due to insurmountable health issues caused by totally irresponsible breeding, awful living conditions and lack of adequate ongoing care.
The people responsible are motivated purely by financial gain without any regard for the welfare of the animals involved.
Sadly, we probably will not be inundated with offers of homes for Dobbie, who doesn’t look like one of the cute Westie puppies that everyone wants to take home.
But we will give him all the love and TLC he needs and ultimately find him the home he so deserves.
Do not become a victim of the shameful puppy trade by buying recklessly.
For more information and advice, please visit http://www.rspca.org.uk/ adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/puppy/-/articleName/CAD_Buying_a_puppy.
Five-year-old Vinnie came to us in August after being rescued from a puppy farm where he was in a poor condition.
He is a wonderful boy who loves people and other dogs. He can be quite strong on the lead, but hey-ho that’s a lab, and he is about as soppy as they come.
He adores his cuddly toys and carries his favourite teddy around for hours. He knows basic commands and has good recall. Vinnie is likely to need low-level steroids for the foreseeable future and therefore is looking for a special home.
We are willing to cover his steroids costs therefore a local home is essential.
Can you make Vinnie’s Christmas wish come true? Call 01895 833 417.
To keep on caring in our local community and helping nearly 12,000 animals a year we urgently need funds.
We have recently launched our Xmas Appeal which you can check out on our website with methods of donating, or maybe you could help distribute some flyers for us.
Our Hillingdon charity shops are opening every Sunday through December.
On December 16, come and join us for carols outside the clinic at 16 Crescent Parade from 5pm to 7pm.
n RECOVERING: Vinnie (left) and Dobbie were both found in poor condition