Promise is male terrier and probably under a year old. Promise is not currently available for adoption, however if you are interested in reserving him, please call us.
Promise - ADOPTED JUNE 2016!
For the last week I have seen a little male terrier wedge itself in the corner or under the bench in its cage at the pound in an effort to make itself invisible. He was a forlorn little fellow and he was obviously terrified and apprehensive. Quite frankly he was a tattered mess and his skin was a mass of bald patches, scabs and oozing pores.
I have to be honest and say I hesitated about bailing him out because I knew he was going to be hard work - not just fixing his physical issues but mental ones also. Here was a dog which had so obviously been badly neglected and mistreated and had little trust of people - but something about him kept playing in my mind for the last few nights so today I took the plunge and paid for his release, thus saving him from euthanasia in the morning.
As I suspected it will be a long haul to see him well as he has one of the worst cases of mange or scabies I have seen . Every part of his body is affected even under his fur and the smell of his weeping skin wasn't too pretty. However, he has had an injection and has a course of antibiotics so we have commenced his recovery. While he didn't enjoy his bath with a gentle medicated shampoo, he was a lot more comfortable afterwards and definitely smelled a bit fresher.
The sad part is that he is just a pup probably somewhere under a year old and already he has suffered so much. His name is now Promise because I have made a promise to him that he is going to have a much happier life from today forwards.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO DEE AND HER DAUGHTER, LOREN, FOR PUTTING THEIR HANDS UP FOR THE CHALLENGING JOB OF LOOKING AFTER 'PROMISE'. I KNOW HE IS IN LOVING CARE.
The forlorn and tattered little dog which came out of the pound several weeks ago (7 April) has improved in leaps and bounds thanks to the loving care of his foster carers Dee and Loren.
As his pain and discomfort eases, he is becoming happier with each passing day and showing his enjoyment of life. We have decided that he is not a terrier after all but a bigger breed - possibly a Wolfhound X. As his nutrition has improved, he has started to grow bigger so it appears that this bedraggled little fellow was just a young pup.
It is lovely to see the transformation in our little man after just three weeks and he is even showing a bit of cheek. He is learning to sit and mastering a lead and is so much happier.
A life well worth saving!
30th April 2016