Paul O'Grady died peacefully on 29th March 2023. He was a wonderful ambassador for Battersea Cats & Dogs Home, finding forever homes for many of the shelter's residents through his TV Programme 'For The Love of Dogs'. RIP lovely man, you will be sorely missed by so many.
The answer is very simple: NEVER. A family member should never be dumped for no reasons and leaving them in a shelter is also ABANDONMENT.
If you have an illness, you or someone close to you take them to a residence for temporary care.
If the illness is serious and it's going to prevent you from living with a pet, find a home from someone close to you so the separation is as less traumatic as possible.
If you get pregnant, you do not have to leave your cat no matter how much doctors say there are ways to prevent toxoplasmosis, demand your doctor first to do an analysis for if you have antibodies, which is most likely and otherwise, to give you some tips for living with your cats, like getting another member of your family to clean the tray.
Just as a change from appeals for help with vet fees and lovely hounds looking for adoption, I thought I'd share some pix of my Podenca Rosie's life 16 months on from arriving at our home. She's a happy tail-waggy dog in the home environment but still very nervous of people and life outside. And like a typical podenco, she is totally loyal to me, following me everwhere.
Our blind podenco Bo has a stand for his feed bowl but I wasn't going to pay £22 for one for Rosie, which came with a feed bowl and I don't need any more of those! So, as we live with a handyman, Rosie now has her hand crafted bespoke feed stand. She can't go anywhere without one of her stuffed toys in her mouth - they get regularly washed but she will drop them anywhere! She's also an office dog and a little monkey for delving into the waste bin in the study where she knows empty crisp or nut packets are dropped - her version of recycling! She also loves raunging on her back on her bed, much to the amusement of Bo! She also proudly carries her bandana advertising Podenco Post!
Shy and really sweet. This is little Picolino, a little still baby who has arrived at our center. She has an injury on his paw somewhat complicated and it is that he doesn't have a fracture as such, but the femur completely dislocated and therefore the entire knee joint damaged.
Her injury is really complicated and our vets have thought the worst and that she even needs to be amputated, but the truth is that she looks like she has a chance with a special surgery and a fully customized plaque. And even though we're not on a budget yet, a custom plaque adds a lot to the bill.....
Our goal is to keep saving lives, but the hunters don't keep galgos and more galgos coming in, and cases of traumatology constantly...
Podencos Ibicencos, the poor cousin of the galgos!
Andalucia is an area full of them because of their features they have spread all over the territory. Maybe that's why we don't know how to appreciate what we have.
Faithful (especially loving and empathetic) energetic lovely (great with people and other dogs) willing loyal smart disease resistant and with few congenital diseases great at Agility love toys
But if there's a race, forgotten and punished, it's them.
These are some of ours, they are female and male over 2 years old, no use for hunting.
But they make wonderful pets.
Want to check it out? Did you discover them and repeat them? Recommend a Podenco!!
Last Wednesday evening, a Podenco was brought to the vet in extremely worrying condition. At first it was thought she was the victim of a collision. After further examination, her injuries appear to have been caused rather by severe abuse, kicked and beaten before she was hit.
Her condition was critical, she lost a lot of blood, not only at the fracture of her hind leg. Her body also showed numerous minor and major injuries. In A&E, blood came out of her nose and mouth, it was anxious to see how it was going to evolve.
Although she hasn’t microchip, (what a surprise!) the important thing is that she’s safe and will get the necessary care and treatment to recover. We have given this beautiful girl the name Tracy.
Thursday morning we went to visit her, her condition has now stabilised. Eating is also going much better and she is trying to take some steps. According to the vet, she is ready to come to our shelter where she can recover from her nasty adventure.
This week she will go to the traumatologist for X-rays of the fracture. When she is sufficiently strengthened, the surgery on her hind leg can be done.
In Spain you realize that no matter the time, no matter the "service" you have done, no matter that despite having delivered your whole life to the hunter, he doesn't care what happens to you because of course, the new legal abandonment modality does not protect you, so here comes the perrera.
These are 4 beautiful podencas are 8 and 12 years old, their owner has given them to the facility because they are no longer going to hunt, so at their ages they are already well there and continue life..... but the 4 of them stands behind those bars....
Beacuse they are older, is it going to make it very difficult for them to be adopted? This is the big question that we are asking ourselves, with great pity and powerlessness, because cases like this break your heart even more if it fits.
We ask for adoption for them, we ask that they do not become invisible, we ask that their lives begin again from the warmth of a home and the love of a family that will love them for the rest of their lives.
Grandpa LUCAS's feet hurt so much. He's an angel who's slowly turning OFF....
Grandpa Lucas at 10-years-old is one of the oldest angels of the protege and of the most needy. They say he has green EYES that just looking at you captivate you, the volunteer tells me that when they go out for a walk only once a week when they return she has to hold him in their arms like a baby because he doesn't want to go in the CAGE.
Lucas was one of the family and then when the owner moved to an apartment, Lucas was not in his plans, as happens too often.
Grandpa Lucas spent a long time without eating, ALWAYS waited for his "Family"... But this one NEVER came back for him...... Time passes and Lucas understood that his owner would never come back for him.