Instead of dogs leaving we took in another, following an emergency call for help about a shiba inu whose leg was broken and the breeder didn't want to have to deal with it. Via a go-between we arranged for the poor dog to go straight to Acorn so he could be at least assessed and started on pain relief, but by the time the van was arranged to come from the New Territories somewhere (probably Yuen Long), it was too late so we had to let the shiba stay the night at the Homing Centre before going to Acorn in the morning.
From life on a rooftop, this is an upgrade
I now have a photo of the two ex-rooftop dogs to share, the ones I mentioned yesterday. If I have one last mission to fulfil in life, it is to show people that breed names mean nothing, and that every dog's life is precious. I've been getting daily updates about Ziti, who flew to England last week to start his new life, and I have never seen a sweeter dog. Every photo and video makes me smile, and it's quite incredible how Ziti has slotted into his new life so perfectly. He's not a handsome dog in the traditional sense, and had he not been chosen by this particular adopter there's a very good chance that he would have spent his whole life at the Tai Po Homing Centre, as many dogs do. What a waste of a beautiful character that would have been. Who can look at Ziti trying to flirt with his new "sister" and not see what an amazing dog this is? Please open your eyes and heart to the many others that are waiting at Tai Po, and give them the same chance to prove to you that they are just as kind, loyal and loving as any other.
Suki has no back feet and is very sick
Would you rather support the breeders whose recent throw-outs include the new shiba inu with a broken leg, the shiba puppy with no back feet (who is also in hospital with parvovirus) and the pom puppy who not only had distemper but such bad congenital problems that she had to be euthanised? Or do you think that a strong and healthy mixed breed with a heart of gold is a better choice? I know where I stand.
Poor tiny Snowy has to be euthanised