If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Russell. Abandoned By The Only People He Ever Loved

A Shih Tzu was tied at a HDB void deck at Bedok. A family saw the dog in the morning on the way to work, but thinking that the dog's owner was probably nearby, they left. However, to their horror, they saw the poor dog still tied up at the exact same spot that evening. He was hungry, tired and thirsty, looking forlorn and confused. The family brought the dog to Mt Pleasant Animal Medical Center (Bedok) and handed the dog over to the vet as they did not want to take him home. That was 8pm and the poor dog had been tied up from early morning.
Russell at our fosters' home

Good-natured Russell

Why are some pet owners so irresponsible, giving up a member of their family who has been loyal to them all his life? Why didn't they bring the dog to SPCA or an animal shelter instead? If they wanted a kind person to take over their dog, it worked. Thank God for Zeus Communications and concerned people. Pet ownership is a responsibility; the animal is part of your life, your family. Why all of a sudden give it up when it dedicated its whole life to loving and protecting you? This Shih Tzu had been crying at the vet, longing for its family and wondering what it did wrong to be left alone and abandoned. Animals have feelings and emotions too; they feel sad when you leave them out in the lurch. Imgaine what would have happened if the kind family had not rescued the dog - it would have died of hunger, thirst and a broken heart.

Russell at the playground 

The Shih Tzu is estimated to be around 6 to 7 years old. Zeus Communications has vaccinated and microchipped the dog, given it a full medical check up and paid to board him at the vet while we looked for a foster. The dog is now with one of our volunteers but urgently needs a home. Our foster says that he has a very sweet and gentle temperament; eager to please and shows lots of affection. He cooperates very well during bath-time and is good with other pets. He is also intelligent and learns fast. He'll be a perfect companion!

By accepting this dog into your home, you're giving him new hope and a fresh start. See Russell's adoption page here.

Email dogs_ink@singnet.com.sg or SMS 9757 2528.

Written by Jo-Ann 

Editor's Note : Because Russell has been recently abandoned, he has severe separation anxiety. He sticks to the foster like super glue and will not let her out of his sight. He is extremely sweet and well-behaved. To adopt him, all you need is some love, time, patience and understanding and you would have made one of the best decisions in your life!

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