Sky and Shadow need loving homes after terrible starts in life.

Friday 1 November 2013

RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in north Wales is appealing for loving homes for two dogs in their care who deserve the best of futures after terrible starts in life.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Sky was the worst case of emaciation staff at the centre had ever seen.

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Sky was severely emaciated
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Despite being so thin and weak she hadn’t given up

 Acting Deputy Manager, Natalie James said: “She had very severe diarrhoea and was very dehydrated Despite being so thin and weak she hadn’t given up.

“Slowly but surely, with dedicated treatment and care she started to gain weight and with every day she became stronger and her tail waggier!

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Sky as she is now

“We know that the future still holds obstacles for this very special little girl but we are hoping that someone can find it in their hearts to give her a chance at a happier life. After an emotional few months, Sky finally reached full weight and we have even been able to have her neutered…she really has been such a star”.

Sky is still responding well to steroid treatment and will have to continue with the medication in her new home.

When Shadow first arrived at Bryn-yMaen she was a seriously worried and stressed out dog. Having lived quite a sheltered life, poor Shadow really had been living in the shadows…without anyone to hold her paw and reassure her that it was all ok.

Natalie said: “She can become quite anxious in new situations so we feel that a routine and consistency will be especially important.

“Building strong and positive relationships here at the centre has really helped us see Shadow shine and show her true colours as the loving, loyal, sweet little dog she really is.

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Shadow is looking for a home where she can build confidence

Shadow, who is also a Staffie crossbreed is looking for an adult home, preferably with someone who has a bit of time on their hands so that they can build her confidence step by step.

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Shadow needs someone to show her that the world really can be good fun

If you would like some more information about Sky or Shadow, or think you may be able to offer either of them a safe and loving home please contact the centre on 0300 123 0745 or at brynymaen@rspca.org.uk . The centre is open 11-4 everyday, except Wednesdays.