When we received a call to say two tiny Patterdale Terrier puppies were being brought into our care after they were found on Llanwonno mountain, we were very concerned about how the poor little souls had ended up in such a precarious place. The terrain of the mountain means it would have been impossible for them to walk there, so we can only assume they were deliberately abandoned. We have no idea how long they had been left there, but fortunately they were found by a member of the public or it could have been a very different outcome for them.
When the puppies arrived they were understandably very frightened. Their matted, dirty coats were crawling in fleas and their little tummies were swollen with a heavy worm burden. Our Welfare team got straight to work caring for these two sweet puppies, who we named Bertie and Greta. Due to being so young and vulnerable, we moved them into one of our amazing foster homes immediately, where they could be given the care and attention they so desperately needed.
Sadly, we believe that Bertie and Greta are likely the latest victims of a growing ‘fake stray’ epidemic, as owners deliberately abandon their pets rather than reaching out to a rescue for help. We’re facing a welfare crisis, but as always, our team will pull out all the stops and continue to ensure our dogs receive the very best care whatever the cost.
Your kind support means that we can continue to be there for our local strays, and we’re proud that no-one gets left behind irrespective of age, breed or medical condition. As we face the crisis head on, we would be so grateful for any support.
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Thank you so much from us all at Hope Rescue and Bertie and Greta 🐾