December 7 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, September 26, 2013
A neglected puppy taken into care by a concerned warden four months ago has made a spectacular recovery and is now ready for a loving home.
Hope was admitted to Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, in Wisbech, in a horrific state at the end of May.
The ten-month-old puppy was suffering from Demodex Mange, a skin condition caused by parasitic mites.
Hope’s plight could have been avoided had she received treatment straight away, but her previous owner left her to suffer and her condition deteriorated.
It was a struggle at first but, after four months of treatment, her hair has grown back and she is full of life.
Chris Clark, chairperson & rescue coordinator at Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue, said: “She has responded ever so well to treatment. She struggled for a little while and did not make much improvement but getting spayed made a difference and she has flourished.
“She has made a brilliant recovery. She is adorable and ready for a loving home.
“We will always be here to support her to make sure the same thing does not happen to her again.”
Several organisations and individuals made donations towards her care.
Mrs Clark said: “We would like to thank Wags & Bones Staffy Rescue Support and other donators for their kind donation to help with Hope’s veterinary treatment and care.
“Also thank you to Terrington Veterinary Centre for their support.”
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue looks after Staffords which have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are simply unwanted.
The charity often receives dogs in very poor condition and nurses them back to good health before finding them loving owners.
Mrs Clark said they are desperate to find homes for the 16 dogs in their care.
She said: “We are desperate to find loving homes for them before Christmas.”
All the Rescue’s dogs are spayed, vaccinated, neutered and micro-chipped.
To find out more about Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue visit: http://www.sbtrescue.co.uk