This is the story of a sweet, funny and friendly dog called Lucky. Lucky lived on the streets in our local town. Lucky made many friends and even though he had owners he was mainly taken care of by the kind people in the cafes, restaurants and on the streets.
One day Lucky was shot in the leg with a gun. My human friends at the shelter and in the town did not know who did this or why it was done but they all came to his rescue and took poor Lucky to the vets for surgery and recovery. Lucky’s owners did not seem to care and would not pay for Lucky’s vet bills at first, but were eventually persuaded to pay by some of my caring humans from the shelter and the town.
Lucky hobbled a lot with his poorly leg for some time but eventually he returned to his previous life enjoying the company of his dog and human friends in the town. Despite his experience he remained a happy friendly dog very eager for affection and friendship.
A few weeks ago, some of our humans discovered that Lucky had been dumped on a local beach many kilometres away and left alone to fend for himself, begging for scraps of food from the few tourists there and with nowhere to shelter. My humans came to his rescue and took him back to the town to resume his former life. Unbelievably Lucky was found dumped again on the same beach a few days later, so my human friends decided that enough was enough and Lucky needed the care of my dog friends and my humans at the shelter. He went to the vet first to be checked out and treated for any problems. He is with us now as bouncy and friendly as ever, what a great new friend.
We dogs cannot understand how some humans can be so cruel when all we want to do is love the humans and make them happy.
In the end things have turned out well for Lucky, he will be sheltered, fed, and cared for and who knows, one day maybe he will get a new home with some loving human friends. Let’s hope.
If you would like to sponsor Lucky or you are a local family who would like to foster him then please contact us mailto:[email protected]
Love from Billy
Video – On the mend but hobbling at the vets
Away from the deserted beach and back to town
Our new friend Lucky safe and sound with us at the shelter
Hi friends, today I have a sad and happy story to tell you about puppies living in the forest.
One day a couple of weeks ago a kind person who was on holiday in the area was passing by a bridge not far from our shelter when they noticed a puppy in the forest. They were worried that the puppy was on its own and may need some food and help.
They went to get it some food and sure enough it was very hungry. While they were there, they noticed two more slightly bigger puppies hiding nearby. Fortunately for the puppies they were living near a fountain so they had plenty to drink and wouldn’t get thirsty in our very hot summer.
The kind person sent what is called an email, I don’t know what that is, to my human friends at our shelter telling them all about the puppies and asking them for help. My human friends went to the bridge and managed to catch the puppy and bring it back to the shelter. They also took some videos of the other puppies hiding in the bushes, there were at least three of them.
The kind person wanted to call the new puppy ‘Lucky’ because it was lucky to be rescued. Lucky was very timid at first hiding in the corner of her quarantine room but now she has come out of her shell and is happy to meet and be playing with all the other young dogs and puppies who were all very curious and keen to meet our new little friend.
One of my human friends has been back to the bridge many times to feed the dogs that are still there and he says there are at least eight young dogs living there. We will be trying to catch them as soon as we can but for the moment they are OK because when it is warm and they are being fed that is not a big problem. My human friends say if they get any older we may have a lot more puppies to catch so they need to be something called ‘sterilised’. I don’t know what that means but it sounds like a big deal to me. It will be winter soon and we need to keep them warm and safe with us.
The kind person who found Lucky has been even kinder because they are doing something called ‘sponsoring’ Lucky which means they will be sending some small amount of money every month to help pay for Lucky’s food and something called vets bills. They are also asking their friends to make something called donations to help us all. If you would like to sponsor or donate please or use the button below or send an email to [email protected]