Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pet Watch

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pet Watch

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Byline: Sharon Newman

A BIG thank you to all readers for your very kind donations. If you are planning to visit our shelters with your family over the school holidays, then please bring along any unwanted bedding for the animals. Any tinned food donations would be gratefully appreciated.

Timmy the Terrier had his operation last Wednesday to fix his knee which kept dislocating when he walked. The success of the operation depends on his after-care. He needs to convalesce for one month. He is at present in a foster home until April 17, however we are looking for an experienced person to foster him for two more weeks. If you are able to give Timmy full-time care, then please contact Benton shelter and ask for the manager Sue Etherington.

Claremont Road has a young black cross breed named Trev who is looking for a home. He is a happy dog who grasps life with both paws. Please say hello to him when you next visit.

During March, we found homes for 114 dogs and 57 cats. We also reunited 48 lost pets with their worried owners. Another great month for our animals!

Benton shelter recently received a female Border Collie, who was extremely thin. She had sores on her skin and was very dirty. Her poor condition made her look years older than her real age of about five years old. Staff have bathed her and she is presently receiving veterinary treatment. For now we have named her Woolfie, and she is spending her days in the office with staff and at a foster home during the night. We will let you know when she is ready for a home.

A black stray queen was brought to us a few weeks ago. She was very thin with sore skin and few teeth due to malnutrition. Since she has been with us the black female, who has been named Emily, is making good progress. She is receiving one-to-one care and her skin has improved so hercoat has a nice shine to it now. …

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