Mo Chara Animal Rescue - Genteel Gino
Sleek, elegant lines. Smooth acceleration, graceful speed and undeniable sophistication…. No, I’m not talking about a luxury Italian car – I’m telling you about myself! My name is Gino and I am a whippet.
Not so long ago I found myself in Nenagh dog pound. It was a confusing time, I was a little bit frightened and unsure – I couldn’t understand how I ended up there, all I knew is it surely wasn’t my fault. I waited for my people to come and get me, making myself as comfortable as possible... but they never came. Before much time had passed, I heard the pound people talking about how my ‘time was up’ and I really started to panic. I need not have worried though, because that very day team Mo Chara came to my rescue and took me away from the pound. “What a handsome boy!” they cooed, making my eyes light up, “We’ll call you Gino!”
I reckon I’m about 3 or 4 years old, I can’t be certain you see, as we dogs don’t count our age like you humans do. I am a laid-back boy; some even say I’m a little shy when you first meet me. I enjoy a cosy bed and a full tummy – that’s not too much to ask is it? Oh, I also love leisurely walks and enjoy meeting other dogs. I might be a dinky little man (I’m told I’m just 18 inches high to the shoulder) but I have a huge heart that’s just overflowing with love. I’m very clean in my kennel though I might need a little refresher training when I move into a house but I’m a clever chap and I’ll pick it up quickly. I am a pleasure to walk on a lead (the Mo Chara team joke that I’m too posh to pull!). My sleek coat requires very little grooming. I am vaccinated, microchipped and neutered. I don’t mean to brag, but I’m quite the catch, aren’t I?
I’d love a home of my own – don’t get me wrong, the rescue ain’t bad but let’s be honest, a kennel isn’t quite as nice as a couch by the fire, is it? Could you spare a little room on your couch for me? I’m sure that if you would only come to meet me I could persuade you to take me home with cuddles and tail wags.
For more information about Gino or about adopting from Mo Chara Animal Rescue, please call 087-2577182 (for cat adoptions and general queries) or 087-6576022 (for dog adoptions), email firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mocharaanimalrescue).
Don’t forget our charity shops are now open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm (Thurles: Knox Hall, and Cashel: Main Street). We thank you for your spectacular support of our fundraising sales in the past and hope that you will continue giving generously to the animals in our care through the purchase and donation of pre-loved goods!
May 6th – Bake Sale – Thurles Cathedral – 10am-1pm
Our renowned bake sale returns! Visit our stall across from Thurles Cathedral to grab some delicious home-made treats!