How good is our reaction time?.
Belle is a mere puppy yet GRW have been able, through rapid reaction, to help her and her owners in a very difficult situation. Her story is especially poignant as her owner suddenly collapsed and required immediate major surgery but was left paralysed from the waist down. Looking after a bouncy lurcher puppy was not part of the recovery programme and her owner’s partner contacted GRW through the national helpline number. Within two days she had been taken in and within a week she was fostered with one of our most experienced volunteers. An example of how speed of reaction is key in ensuring that dogs in most need are fast tracked by GRW – well done the Rescue/Homing Team. Belle is now looking for a permanent home
Tooth fairy stories?
The recent rescue and rehoming of Sam, a ten year old greyhound highlights the need to look after a dogs teeth. Sam came in a most depressed boy and was immediately taken to the vets where he was diagnosed with chronic gum disease and being in constant pain. His teeth were in a dreadful state, reflecting several years of neglect that required three hours of dental surgery and the removal of many of his teeth. However, after the visit of the ‘tooth fairy’, he has made a full recovery, is back to being a ‘happy chappy’ and has been very happily rehomed in the Lampeter area. The cost of this neglect? Well the bonus from the ‘tooth fairy’ did little to reduce the £480 vet’s bill!