Hugo is a 1-2 year old Shepherd cross who came to the DSPCA [Rathfarnham, Dublin 14] in February of this year. He was found straying and in very bad condition. His emaciated body was covered in sores and his eye badly injured. He was petrified and we can only imagine the life he had led.
Our vet team tried to save his eye but sadly he had to lose it. After weeks of recovery he finally started to show us the wonderful dog that he is behind all that fear and worry.
Kennel life is very stressful on Hugo and he spends his time when in the kennel pacing up and down. Most potential adopters walk straight past without giving him a second glance and he tries his best to get their attention.
When he is out of the kennel in his playgroups and excersize time, he is like a different dog. All he wants is time with his favourite humans and dog pals. He has been on lots of hikes and has been so good and happy. Our mission this week is to find Hugo the home he really deserves.
We are asking for your help to do this by sharing this post so we can reach out to as many people as possible . If you are interested in meeting this lovely boy, get in touch with the adoptions team on 4994710 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You may recall the Spaniel/Sheepdog cross (above) found in the Donnybrook, Dublin 4 traffic.
Lucy Moylan writes:
Thank you for your help and to everyone who spread the message. Unfortunately we never found his original owner, but thankfully this isn’t one of the sad stories. The wonderful people at the DSPCA have found him a new home, and his new owners are picking him up tomorrow. We’ll never know his old name, but his new name is Zeke, which is pretty cool it has to be said. To infinity and beyond, little guy.
“Harvard is a young Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pig. He is an extremely friendly fella who loves a good old scratch! Pot Bellied Pigs make lovely pets but they do require some specialised care. If you are interested in adopting Harvard or one of our other pigs [see link below] please call up to the shelter [Mount Venus Road, Rathfarnham, Co Dublin] and speak with PJ Doyle….”
“Another dead horse taken out of the canal at the Kylemore road, Ballyfermot, Dublin, 100 yards from where Nicola the donkey was taken out of at Xmas. A Waterways Ireland worker took the body out of the water with a JCB….”
Lost his front right leg after being struck by a car.
Available NOW for adoption with Dublin SPCA.
His foster mum sez:
“Don’t let the fact that Mauricio missing a limb fool you into thinking he’s not as active or able as other cats – he doesn’t seem to notice it missing at all and is the most agile cat and quickest climber I’ve seen in a long time.’