You may have seen a new face on our Facebook last night. Well, we’re now pleased to introduce this lovely little lady to you.
This is Keira and she has been with us for a little over three weeks. Keira came to us from Newry and unfortunately, she did not come alone.
Thanks, once again to human ingenuity, consideration and care; Keira found herself heavily pregnant and in a council pound. She was rescued from the pound on the Friday 3rd March and gave birth on the Saturday. She then came to us on the Monday.
Keira gave bith to ten puppies altogether, but only five of them remain. Two died in the first 24 hours, the other three within the next two weeks.
Keira herself was also incredibly underweight, hadn’t seen a brush in years and was also suffering from a nasty case of rope burn. Obviously she had been tethered for a long period of time and had been fighting against the rope in order to gain such a nasty injury.
Understandably, after our experience with Maddie, our prognosis for all of these little dudes has been heavily guarded. A council pound is no place for an expectant bitch, physically or mentally.
We have yet to scan Keira for a microchip. We imagine that if she is chipped, it will still be in her breeders name. Usually we find that, in cases like this, microchip details aren’t exactly a priority. Unfortunately while it is the law to have your dog microchipped, keeping it updated is not – we’re sure we’re not the only ones who see the problem with this.
All in all, well done to the people who’s initial actions and lack of consideration have led up to this lovely lady ending up in the pound.
On a less cynical note, thank you to Assisi for sending this wee one and her babies our way. While the death of the first five has been an awful blow, we now have high hopes for the remaining few.
All of these puppies are booked as we have a very long waiting list. We have a few adult dogs in need of homes however, so please check our Facebook.