I spent some time with Mumma Lilah the Labrador and her puppies today. Lilah gave birth late last week after being abandoned by her owners and has been through quite a lot while having to protect and keep her babies safe. Despite her hectic ordeal she is such a sweet girl and loves attention. We wanted to find her a foster home that was quiet and relaxing so she can care for her babies in peace. Check out our video below.
Spring has definitely sprung and we are beginining to see a high number of mummys and babies – If you have a pet that isn’t desexed please don’t add to the stress of shelters. Desex your pet! http://www.ndn.org.au
Today I caught up with NBN news to talk about the importance of desexing your pet. As the weather heats up shelters are inundated with with litters of kittens and puppies from unplanned pregnancies. Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world. Four out of five Australians have owned a pet and almost two-thirds of Australian households currently own pets. Despite these figures, around 23 cats and dogs die every hour of every day in pounds and shelters nationwide. Due to the ongoing problem of pet overpopulation, these healthy, loving animals are being killed because there are not enough homes available. Desexing helps put a stop to this statistic.
When I met Victoria at the AWLQ Ipswich Rehoming Centre she was curled into a ball, shaking and matted.
Her toenails were so long they had curled around her foot, her fur stained green from going to the toilet and not being cleaned. She had flea nests near her mouth that were impossible to scratch because her fur had grown and twisted which pulled her skin as she scratched.
She had been left and neglected for we will never know how long… When we bathed and began to clip her she laid in our laps letting out big sighs. Little by little though she came back to life. When the last knot had been removed she took her first pain free steps.
You can adopt Victoria from the AWLQ Ipswich Rehoming Centre 0732024688