Month: March 2015

Save us from the mud

29.03.15-5It is that time of year again and Spring is upon us.  The birds are chirping, the flowers are blossoming and our moods improve.  Sadly with Spring come Spring showers and with them gallons of mud for our poor shelter dogs.  The dogs have no where else to go and face spending days in wet, clogging, dirty mud, making them shiver with cold and taking the lives of those not strong enough to stand these conditions.

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Last year we started making improvements in some of the kennels by paying for gravel to be put down and paying for stray for the dog houses to try to help the dogs stay warm.  The gravel helps but for the most vulnerable dogs we wanted to go one step further by providing tiled floors.  These cement tiles are the only way to really avoid the mud altogether and they also make the kennels easier to clean.

If I only had a home!

Santa Claus, rescued from the streets at Christmas.  He's a little chap, 9kg, with neurological problems with his back legs which he is fine with but is looking for a home without too many stairs.

Santa Claus, rescued from the streets at Christmas. He’s a little chap, 9kg, with neurological problems with his back legs which he is fine with but is looking for a home without too many stairs.

As spring starts to flutter its delicate wings, hope starts to fill the air and with it a desire to sing a little song.  The one that springs to mind today is the scarecrow song from the Wizard of Oz – but perhaps with one small adaption for all our dogs wiling away their lives in the shelter:

I could wile away the hours
Conferrin’ with the flowers
Consultin’ with the rain
And my head I’d be scratchin’
While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I only had a HOME!