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Brooke was rescued from the public shelter in a shocking state with the worst case of demodex we had ever seen and severe malnutrition. After months of intensive veterinary care, she made a full recovery and her transformation has been truly remarkable. Brooke was adopted in the UK by Lesley and Paddy Dunkinson who describe her new life:
“On the day we collected Brooke, she went into a frenzied panic on the lead, twisting over and over to try and escape. We think this was due to her past terrifying experiences. Day by day with letting her do her own thing, and letting her approach us, her trust came. It was so fantastic the day that she ventured into the sitting room and hopped up on the sofa and curled up with us. We can now take her out for lovely country walks which she gets so excited about. We now represent RRA with Brooke at local dog shows, promoting awareness of the charity. Brooke has been an amazing ambassador for RRA, meeting the public and always behaving impeccably. Brooke has changed our lives. We had no idea how much we would adore her and the great pleasure she would give us every day seeing her progress and knowing that she will never be scared or hungry ever again.”
Toby was rescued from the public shelter in Galati and was severely underweight, with very little fur and missing teeth. After receiving treatment at a veterinary clinic, he fully recovered. Toby was adopted in the UK by Jackie McDonough who describes adopting him:
“When Toby came here all his fur had grown back. He wasn’t scared or withdrawn, he settled in straight away. Toby is a very chilled out dog, he sleeps a lot but also has his lively moments where he has a bit of a play, but mainly he just relaxes”.
Lois was emaciated when she was rescued from the streets of Romania. She developed pneumonia and needed urgent veterinary treatment. Fortunately she made a full recovery and was adopted in the UK a few months later by Lorna Simmons who describes adopting her:
“When I collected Lois she cuddled into me like she knew why I was there, it made me cry. Any concerns I’d had about adopting from abroad were gone! She fitted in well with my two other UK rescue dogs and was house trained within a week. She’s the most affectionate, loving, funny little thing. It’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.”
Pippa was very skinny and sad when she was rescued from the public shelter. Pippa was kept safe at one of our private shelters in Romania until she was adopted by Mary King in the UK who describes her new life:
“She loves nothing better than cuddling up on the settee with a pile of cushions. She is a little porky now due to her love of cushions over walking! She is very loving and a bit lazy, but then we don’t really know how old she is. She loves cuddles and sleeping mostly!”
Larry was six months old and dying from distemper when he was saved from the public shelter. He was infested with parasites and his bodily functions were failing due to the disease attacking his nervous system. Larry’s health improved after intensive veterinary treatment, but the disease left him with neurological damage which means he now has a twitchy head, mouth and body, but apart from this he made a full recovery. Larry was adopted by Bradley Davis in the UK who describes adopting him:
“We greeted Larry with open arms on the day he arrived. He was a very scared boy – he wouldn’t let me or any other man near him but he was ok with women. Clearly he’d had some bad experiences. It took a few days but gradually he started to warm to me and he went for his first ever walk on day three! We’ve had Larry for over a year now and he has settled in really well and is very playful. We love him to bits and are so glad we got him!”
Percy was rescued from the public shelter in a very poor condition and needed veterinary treatment. Percy had lots of scaring under his fur and missing teeth. Percy was adopted in the UK by Tracy Neil who describes his new life:
“I needed a dog and he needed a home, and he looked so sad that my heart melted. It only took a few days to house train him – he is a very clever dog. He is quite an independent little chap and likes his own space but I’m a bit the same so we are actually well matched! He now has the life of Reilly and we are best friends! He has two good walks a day and has learned that buses and trains are good because they take him to new and exciting places. It’s been lovely to see the light return to his eyes and watch him learn to trust enough to show his quirky little personality.”