“It was that adorable, handsome look”, says Simon Allan, when he was asked why Fred was the one for him. This now chilled out and happy dog has been given a new lease of life, and is far from the sorry state he entered the centre in.
Fred, now known as Buddy came in to RSPCA Radcliffe’s care back in June 2017 by an RSPCA inspector, after his owner couldn’t afford to pay for his skin treatment. Fred had been left with extreme fur loss on his back and hind quarters and sore and itchy skin, which must have been awfully uncomfortable for him.
Thanks to the dedication of the team at the centre, who frequently bathed and treated Fred, he is now in much better condition and is improving every day – though it will take some time for his coat to fully grow back.
Buddy is now living a much different life to one he has ever been use to, and has settled perfectly in to his new home. He now spends his days shadowing his new owner Simon, whilst he partakes in his school care taking duties, and after that he takes a well earned snooze on his favourite blanket.
Simon explains: “When I first met Buddy I was saddened by his appearance but after walking him you quickly realise Buddy is not in the slightest bit worried or depressed about it – he’s happy and full of life.”
“I am amazed at how quickly he’s settled, I was expecting him to be a bit stressed or worried but nothing materialised. He is free to go in the garden anytime I’m in the house, but he prefers if I come with him, he likes to follow me everywhere.”
Simon adds: “I’m a school caretaker and already he seems to take the opening up of the school with due diligence and pride, I just wish he would give me a few more minutes in bed!”
Fred when he first arrived at the centre…
Fred is now settled and happy in his new home.
There are times when an animal comes into our centre when we are truly shocked at the condition it is in, and the cruel neglect it has experienced. Milly was one of these cases, where her skin condition was in such a bad way that it was causing her a lot of pain.
Thirty dogs were discovered in what were described as ‘little prison cells’.
Among those was Bear,...two years after leaving our centre he has become an irreplaceable member of his forever home..this is his story.
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Every Monday we will set you a challenge.
You will have 5 days to complete it and send it to us on Friday
This week’s challenge:
Reaching out to all our young poets & authors.
The best story will receive a £10.00 Amazon voucher
Your story or poem must be titled “Found & Rescued” and be no more than 200 words in length.
It must include the words “Kindness”, “Care” & “Compassion”.
Here is a sentence to help you get your story started if you are struggling:-
“I opened my curtains, looked out of the window and couldn’t believe my eyes…..”
We need you your stories by 6 p.m. on Friday by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will announce the winner on Monday when a new challenge will also be available.
Good luck and happy writing.