Pound Puppy Rescue Receive a Cheque from Pets At Home
27th August 2017: Jayne and Julie are presented with a cheque from Pets At Home. Thank you Chris, the staff and customers of Pets At Home Christchurch.
Ebony and Tara have been adopted by their PPAR Foster Carer
Ebony and Tara are two very elderly Toy Poodles, brought in to PPAR when their owner had to move home
and could not take them to the new accommodation.
Between them they have six teeth and one working eye. They were also deaf but ear cleaning solved that
problem. One of them has a severe heart condition, however that does not stop them enjoying an active life.
After being cared for by two successive long term foster carers they are finally settled in one of PPAR's
regular foster homes, as company for the resident blind Yorkie!
Pound Puppy Animal Rescue picked up four emaciated dogs on the 9th
of January 2013. These dogs had been living in a porch their whole lives.
There was one male and three females and as you can guess they had been breeding continuously.
All four were very under weight, the male had a hernia and a grade 2 heart murmur. He was supposed to be a medium size dog,
but he weighed only 10kg and had scars on his face and back. We believe they had been fighting over whatever food
they could get. The small tan female had a grade 3 heart murmur and weighed only 9.2kg. The other two
females had hair missing and were very underweight. They also had scars all over
their bodies. All four dogs showed signs of being mentally abused. They had never been outside and shut down when we put a lead on them.
Through all the pain and suffering these dogs have been
though they are so loving towards people.
We are a non-profit rescue, we can only help dogs like these with donations from people like you.
You can donate via Paypal by clicking here.
Thank you for taking the time to read about these poor dogs. Click on the photo's to see larger versions.
Fun Dog Show and Annual Reunion Barbecue
The photo on the right is Jayne 'helping' at the cake stall. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
What a fab day! The whether was sunny, though breezy at times and we all turned pink.
A helpful amount raised to reduce our very red vet account and we all had a fantastic day.
Linda and Malcolm from the shelter we help in Ireland who do such good work were able to come
and see some of their dogs that have been adopted.
They were amazed at how good Queenie the Westie looked that they did not recognise her as being the same dog.
We managed to get Queenies adopters to 'foster' a 12 year old Westie with heart problems.
My gratitude to
and all their staff who helped to make it a fab day for all of us.
I of course had my annual snub from Prada and lovely tongue from my favourite Staffy Sue!
I hope to see everyone next year and maybe at the bazaar next month.
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Note the black dog not interested in the dog show - he is off to find his Playstation!
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Max in his wheelchair
To read the story of Max and see more photo's click here
Sarah and family are doing so well with Max. Above are photo's of Max using his wheelchair
which was kindly donated by a kind person after seeing the appeal for him. I spoke to
Sarah in July and told her how kind everyone had been and that anything she needed
for Max was now covered by the donations. Over the next few
years I am sure that they are going to need the support of Pound Puppy Rescue and they have it.
Sarah popped in a few weeks ago and I gave her two vet bedding rolls which she said has helped Max.
I was also able to put her
in touch with a lady who has had two German Shepherds with the same problem so Sarah has someone to
go to for advice about coping with a German Shepherd on wheels!
Max has all the best love and care from the family, he could not have gone to a nicer home.
My thanks to all those who have contributed
to making Max's life more comfortable.
Neglected Spaniels needed extensive and expensive medical care
Izzy and Zoe are female Cocker Spaniels, 6-7 years approx.
These ex-breeding Cocker Spaniels came into the foster home looking very neglected with very matted fur.
Once this was removed you could see how thin they were and the large lump on Zoe's rear.
Click here to see before and after photo's
Izzy had pyometra so had a full hysterectomy and a dental to remove her rotten teeth.
Zoe had a large mammary tumour removed, was spayed and received an extensive dental to remove her rotten teeth.
If you would like to help pay for Izzy and Zoe's medical treatment you can
send your donation to:
Tom Mowlem, Companion Care Veterinary Surgery, 5 Victoria Place, 706 Wimborne Road, Moordown, Bournemouth. BH9 2EG,
with Pound Puppy Rescue on the back of the cheque.
Credit card donations can be made by telephoning the vet on 01202 635160.
to let me know that you have made a donation.
Sheba had been in pain for weeks. Her skin was swollen, hot, smelly and bleeding due to untreated Mange.
If her owner had cared this could have been prevented. Now she is healthy again.
Click here to see her story.
Lisa the Dachshund cross appears on the Paul O'Grady Show
"People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life - like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?
Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
A six year old boys explanation for why dogs do not live as long as people, prompted by the death of his dog.
Lisa, the sweet little Dachshund cross (click on the picture for a larger photo) that appeared on the
Paul O'Grady Show
on 10th May 2007, went to a lovely new home
with one of the first families who phoned up about her. We had literally hundreds of enquiries about Lisa and
would like to thank all the people who were interested in offering her a home. We do hope that those disappointed
in not rehoming Lisa will continue to
look often at our website
where we have lots of lovely dogs and puppies coming up for rehoming, and will soon find their own special pet.
Jayne would also like to thank all those involved in the Paul O'Grady Show for their wonderful hospitality
on her and Lisa's visit to the studios, and for their help in finding Lisa a super home. And of course,
the publicity gained from the show is helping to find many other dogs good homes through our Rescue
and others caring for needy animals.
Muffin the Bishon Frise Puppy with a Bent Leg
UPDATE: Muffin passed away peacefully on Wednesday the 4th December 2019 age 12½ years.
Jayne rescued Muffin in early February 2007 when he was about 6 weeks old.
He had a badly deformed front left leg and he was so weak on the other
legs that he could not stand at all.
Click here for more photo's.
He also had a bad ear infection and was a very depressed little puppy.
He was taken to a foster home where he was given gentle exercise on his 3 good legs
to strengthen them so that he would be able to walk after he had his deformed leg removed.
With tender loving care from his foster mum he has transformed from a very frightened, depressed little puppy
to a happy playful pup. He recovered quickly from his surgery and is very happy in his new home.
Many thanks to all those people that contributed to Muffins surgery and special thanks to
Bishon Frise Rescue for their
donation, help and advice.
Read the Story of Rusty
Hand reared from 2 weeks - Now rehomed
Neglected and Unwanted
More Photos Here.
The puppies were supposed to be 6/7 weeks when I collected them but we knew
they were not and the vet confirmed they were more like 4/5 weeks.
It is disgusting that people can be so cold about helpless animals. The farmer just wanted to
get rid of them so that he could get the bitch back to work. When they arrived at their foster home
they were pooing 8" worms! You wonder how so many large worms can fit in
their little bodies. They vomit them up as well. Apart absorbing the food the puppy eats, the worms can give them
pneumonia. We had to rush one to the vet the other
evening but the poor little thing couldn't take any more and died. One
of the other tiny ones went to the vet today but is back home and
hopefully will get stronger by the day. Although they have had such a
bad start they are still so loving and trusting. It is lovely to see
their personalities develop as they start to play and get into
mischief. UPDATE: The 4 surviving puppies have been found homes.
THE TALE OF A POUND PUPPY
A pup was born, we know not where,
Raised by folks who did not care,
He lost his tail to fashion's pleasure,
Was treated more like trash than treasure.
Thrown out by day, ignored by night,
No-one taught him wrong from right,
Left to roam the streets all day,
With no green fields in which to play.
Till a warden came around,
And took him to the council pound,
Where, with other waifs and strays,
He would surely end his days.
But his "guardian angel", Jayne
Visited the pound again,
Took him back to Dorset, where
He found kindness, food and care.
This pup, with eyes once full of pain,
Has found his confidence again,
Now he has a loving home,
He's no need the streets to roam.
He's learned to sit, and down, and stay,
And some tricks, with treats for pay,
He romps in the meadow with doggy friends
And hopes that this dream never ends.
Thanks to Jayne, his dream came true.
But doggy dreams depend on you,
Guardian angels need our aid,
Because vet bills must still be paid.
Please send your gift to help Jayne care,
However much your purse can spare,
Every penny helps to end
The suffering of a furry friend.
Jeff Needed Surgery
When we cut the carpet of matted hair off Jeff's legs and found him a home we thought he was happy. Now it turns out
this little dog who never cried or gave us any idea
of what he had gone through, had over fifty fractures in
his back legs. He has now had two operations and is recovering well.
With your donations we were able to pay half of the vet bill so a big thankyou to all of you from Jeff and his family.
Click here to read more about Jeff.
Trixie was seven weeks old, unwanted by everyone, including those organisations
that are supposed to help animals in distress. Pound Puppy Rescue took her in.
Click here to read her story.
Hobo was rescued from a council dog pound in Swansea at the beginning of October 2002. You could see
he was an old dog and he had been neglected.
His fur was matted, he was very smelly and he could not walk well because of the arthritis in his hips.
He was scheduled to be put to sleep but Jayne, always a softy for the old ones, rescued him and Sue
became his foster mum. With a bit of love, a good bath, cut and blow dry, and some exercise he was transformed.
You could almost hear him saying "There is life in the old dog yet!" as he trotted around the garden.
We ran an appeal thinking that he was going to be with Sue for the rest of his days. Some
lovely people sent a donation or rang to see how he was. His story prompted Helen, a Veterinary nurse, to offer
him a home. Helen has an old dog and cats and her work means she can administer to their needs. Hobo was renamed
Herman to suit his new clean and tidy image.
Herman died the weekend before
Christmas. He was his usual happy self in the morning of the Saturday and
then about 2pm went into a seizure. He was sedated and treated but each
time the sedation wore off he went back into a seizure and was very
distressed. On the Sunday morning, Helen was with Herman when he was put to sleep.
She said "We miss his character and excitement at the sight of a lead".
We don't know why Hobo/Herman ended up in a dog pound. It could be his owner neglected him and
themselves and when they died there was nowhere for him to go. At least we know he enjoyed his last weeks and the end came quickly.
ONE BY ONE
One by one, they pass by my cage
Too old, too worn, too broken, they say
Way past his time, he can't run and play
They shake their heads and go on their way
A little old man, arthritic and sore
It seems that I am wanted no more
I once had a home, I once had a bed
A place that was warm, and where I was fed
Now my muzzle is grey, and my eyes slowly fail
Who wants a dog so old and so frail?
My family decided I didn't belong
I got in their way, my attitude wrong
Now I sit in this kennel, where day after day
The younger ones are chosen and taken away
When I had come to the end of my rope
You saw my face and again I knew hope
You saw past the grey, the legs wobbly with age
And felt I deserved life beyond this cage
You took me home, gave me food and a bed
You gently stroked my poor tired head
We snuggle and play, you talk to me low
You love me so dearly, and make sure I know
Although I have lived most of my life with another
You outshine them with a love so much stronger
I promise to return all the love I can give
To you my dear friend, as long as I live
I may be with you for a week, or for years
We will share many smiles, and a few tears
When the time comes, that God deems I must leave
I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve
When I arrive at the Bridge all brand new
My thoughts and my heart will still be with you
And I will brag to all who will hear
Of the person who made my last days so dear.
Page updated: 9th February 2022
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