Age: d-o-b: April 2010
Breed: Breton spaniel
Size: medium (16kg, 40cm)
Others: dewormed, vaccinated, sterilised
Estrela was brought to the shelter by her owner, a hunter, as she is not worth anything anymore. She is old, she does not hunt and she is afraid of thunderstorm. At the last thunderstorm which was particularly violent, Estrela was al alone in her kennel, this is where he kept her and she was so scared that she tried to jump the fence. The fence was high, she did not manage to jump, she only heart herself badly in her groin, she had a gaping hole there. Treating the dog at the vet would be more expensive than euthanizing it and given that she is not worth anything anymore as a hunting dog the owner was going to euthanize her. A neighbour advised him to take her to the shelter and indicated where. So this is how she survived… In the shelter she was treated. The vet sutured the wound. She was very calm and submissive even if she must have been in terrible pain. She is now recovering.
Estrela is a lovely dog. Very gentle, very friendly, very sweet. She gets along with other dogs. She walks well on the leash and is good in the car. She just loves people.