A ruff start in life – but Mocha is on the mend

Pup found for sale at tube sta­tion was badly mal­nour­ished

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Salina Patel salina.patel@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THIS seven-week-old puppy was spot­ted for sale out­side a un­der­ground sta­tion in west London, in a poor and mal­nour­ished con­di­tion.

Named Mocha, the pooch was brought for £200 at Ruislip tube sta­tion, af­ter a cou­ple pass­ing by be­came con­cerned for the ill pooch.

She was given her named af­ter the seller was spot­ted feed­ing her cof­fee.

The bor­der col­lie took a turn for the worse within hours of be­ing in her new home and be­came very sick, suf­fer­ing from bloody di­ar­rhoea overnight.

The own­ers con­tacted their lo­cal vets but un­able to af­ford the high treat­ment fees, which had been over­looked, they took her to The May­hew An­i­mal Home Brent .

Sadly for the cou­ple she was handed over to the vets so vet nurses and ken­nel staff could pro­vide her with the proper med­i­cal care needed.

Ex­tremely mal­nour­ished, the vet team got to work with Mocha’s treat­ment, giv­ing her round-the-clock care and feed­ing her small meals to get her back to a healthy weight. Mocha is now be­ing fos­tered by one of May­hew’s ex­pe­ri­enced car­ers as she makes a full re­cov­ery, play­ing and run­ning around.

An­i­mal wel­fare man­ager, Zoe Ed­wards, said too of­ten ‘pets are bought on a whim’, adding “We are so glad that Mocha is on the right tracks to a full re­cov­ery.”

“It is com­pletely ir­re­spon­si­ble to sell a puppy out­side of a tube sta­tion, and un­for­tu­nately we see this kind of sit­u­a­tion all too of­ten,” she said.

“Sadly there are lots of un­wanted an­i­mals in res­cue cen­tres like ours that have come in from peo­ple who have bought pets on a whim with­out tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the re­spon­si­bil­i­ties and needs of the pet. Ir­re­spon­si­ble breed­ers, like Mocha’s seller, can of­ten have lit­tle or no con­cern for the wel­fare of dogs and pup­pies and no re­gard for who buys them.”

Once Mocha has been Five key needs:

Pro­vide a suit­able en­vi­ron­ment

Have a suit­able diet

The pet needs to be able to ex­hibit its nor­mal be­hav­iour pat­terns

Needs to be housed with or apart from other an­i­mals

Be pro­tected from pain, in­jury, dis­ease and suf­fer­ing neutered and is a few weeks older, she will be ready for a per­ma­nent home.

RE­CEIV­ING THE RIGHT TREAT­MENT: Bor­der col­lie Mocha, who was sold at Ruislip trube sta­tion, is on the road to re­cov­ery af­ter be­ing brought into The May­hew An­i­mal Home Pho­tos by The May­hew An­i­mal Home

BRIGHT EYED AND WAGGY TAILED: Mocha has been placed with a foster carer

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