Whoever said "it's just a dog" truly has no part of our lives. During our trip to Romania before Christmas, we were destroyed to see 3 tiny pups locked into an enclosure in a private garden. Soaking wet and so full of worms, it was clear that they had no food and were eating their own faeces. The cage nailed to the fences, the only way to contact was a hole cut in the wire. We couldn't take the pups, but it didn't mean that we didn't think about them - every single night.
Three weeks later we were back, and this time - one way or another, we were not leaving without them. To cut some long "negotiations" and a few choice swear words short, we have left with the pups. The cage down, we hope they don't dare do this again - because we will go back, and I think they did start to understand a little about how not to look after pups.
With a huge thank you to Alison, Cefyn, Julie, Kerry, Nia, Nicoletta, Laza and Mada, to the vet and the police, we did it. The pups are our and safe - and they are adorable!
Whilst we were saddened that they were so full of worms, they were vomiting them too, they are now clearing their systems and they are like different pups already.
Thank you to our team - for not giving up, for determination and for speaking out for those who have no voice.