Monthly Archives: December 2018
Age: d-o-b: ~2014
Size: medium (15kg, 45cm)
Others: dewormed, vaccinated
We brought Quinty from a municipal pound. As always about the dogs brought from those places we know very little about their past as no one cares. In her case it is someone said that someone said… but we heard that she had owners and one day they were all involved in a car accident in which her owners died and she was wounded. From the Xray taken recently it could be seen that her legs and hip were broken. She was not treated. It all grew by itself, grew badly and this is why she walks funny. Her back legs are stiff and she jumps like a rabbit and her butt is always high. Just look at the pictures and movies.
The injury being so old and already healed, there is nothing to be done and she is not in pain. This is the most important. But she will never walk like a normal dog and most probably no one will want to give a home to a handicapped dog like her. This is very rare.
And such a shame for her. Because she is very gentle, lovely and social, cuddly and mellow. She gets along with all dogs. She is house clean and used to living in a home. So sad for Quinty…. Now she will stay in the shelter forever.
Age: d-o-b: April 2013
Size: medium (18kg, 45cm)
Others: dewormed, vaccinated, castrated
Orelhas was found on the street in 2014. He was around 1 year old. Very cute. He had little pointy ears – this is where the name came from.
We rehomed him.
Soon after we found out the family that adopted him kept him on the balcony. The neighbours were complaining and sending is pictures of the dog on the balcony at different times of the day and night. We contacted the owners, they did not want to give him back. We complained to the police and we brought up the argument that the chip of the dog was registered still on the name of the shelter. The police considered that keeping the dog on the balcony was not bad treatment and we were only harassing the owners. The police obliged us to sign the relevant papers so the owners could register the chip of the dog on their name. They won and they continued to keep him on the balcony.
A few years later they moved and we lost track where they were.
Recently, 4.5 years after getting the dog from us, the woman called and said she wanted to give the dog back because the family was moving abroad.
What a pleasant surprise for us and a second chance of decent life for the dog.
We were given the address where to pick him up. The mother’s in law house. This time the dog was on the chain.
Why at all they got a dog…? We will never understand it. Why get a dog to keep him on the balcony, never walk him and then send him to some backyard to be on the chain? Why waste half of dog’s life?
Orelhas is back to the shelter. He is still the gentle and nice dog he was. But now he is overweight (lack of exercise!), his pointy ears are not visible any more through all this fat and his fur is a disgrace. He is dirty and matted.
He enjoys his newly won freedom, he walks and walks, smells and smells.
Maybe now someone can adopt him, give him a dignified life.
He is gentle, friendly and social with other dogs.