Dogs name: Jess
Date of birth: 2010
Date Came to AfGs care: February 2018
How dog was acquired: From stray kennels
Date homed: June 22nd 2018
We were made aware of Jess when she was nearing her end of time at a stray kennels. She had been picked up with a young lurcher earlier.
We are not at all convinced from a story the person who claimed to have found them both, told the dog warden and we believe the person ‘owned’ the dogs and was using the story to offload the pair quickly and at no cost.
Both dogs were microchipped and the two separate previous ‘owners’ claimed they had re-homed the dogs but could not give any details of where they homed them. Unfortunately the microchip laws have too many loopholes and we believe is only effective for people who care about the welfare of their animals. So no action was taken against the persons registered as owners on the microchip data base.
Jess was in poor health when we visited her, she was timid, she had obviously been heavily bred from, her coat was matted, her eyes were sore and infected, her nails were overgrown and she was very run down. Once we had assessed her we were able to sort a suitable foster home for her.
She visited the vet and had her 1st vaccinations, then a visit to the groomers for a much needed bath and her matted hair was clipped out.
She settled in to her foster home and after a short time she went to our vets to be neutered.
The vet was faced with quite a dilemma as Jess’s reproductive organs were in a bad state, she bled heavily and her uterus fell apart in the vets hands. Our vet believes Jess was bred from for most of her life and had recently given birth.
Luckily after complicated surgery our vet managed to successfully complete the operation and Jess pulled through.
Over the weeks which followed Jess’s mental and physical health steadily improved, her beautiful coat gradually grew back and she blossomed into the beautiful hound she should have always been.
Our vet believes we acquired Jess just in time, as had she came into season, or worse had another litter, it would have certainly killed her.
Dear sweet Jess found her forever home with a loving family and the company of a rescued greyhounds and has never looked back.