Tiny Terry needs a forever home
As the warm weather looks set continue for some time yet, we wish to remind you how important it is to help your pets cope with the heat! Here are our top three tips!
Make sure your pets all have a cool, shaded area to rest in and that they have clean, fresh water available at all times. Check that kennels or small animal hutches aren’t left in direct sunlight or sun-traps as the temperature within can soar rapidly.
Walk dogs in the early morning and late evening – during the strongest sunlight hours, pavements and roads can become too hot for their paws to bear causing dryness, irritation or even serious burns.
Never ever leave a dog in a car on a hot day – if you can bring your dog with you at your destination then it is best to leave them at home. On a hot day, even 15 minutes in a car can be enough to permanent organ damage.
Tiny Terry came into our care recently having been handed into our vets by a lady who found him wandering in Cashel Town. He is so teeny, I can't believe anybody would think it ok to just let him stray - he's only a baby!
Whoever let him roam, I think it's safe to say he's better off with us looking for a loving forever home! Poor Terry arrived with one of the worst worm burdens I have ever seen. The worms were making him very unwell – we weren’t even sure if he’d survive treatment!
We started Terry with a worming dose designed to gradually kill the worms to avoid any additional trauma to his intestines - for three days solid his poos contained more worm than faeces. Terry is a very real reminder that worms can do a lot more harm than just causing ill-thrift - left untreated, worms would have killed Terry. It's horrific to see this kind of neglect - there is no excuse. Worm treatments are inexpensive and puppies can be treated from as young as 2 weeks old!
Terry's tail has also been docked, which is an illegal procedure except when performed by a vet in cases of medical necessity. I somehow doubt Terry had ever seen a vet before being handed in.
Terry is very well now and will soon be looking for his forever home. We do not know his breed - the fact his tail was docked suggests his mum may have been a terrier and as for his dad - maybe a pom or chihuahua? He loves company and can be vocal when left alone but a little confidence building will sort that out. He is a lively little lad, loves to play and chase toys. Terry will be looking for a home with a secure garden for exercise and where he is allowed indoors to interact with his family and to sleep. As puppies require lots of time and attention for training and socialising, Terry is looking for a home where he will not be left alone for long periods each day.
For more information about Terry, 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 email@example.com 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!