Ginger was an 11 year old tabby cat who had an injured back leg when she came into care, and it didn’t take long for her foster parent to fall in love with this senior citizen.
When Ginger had to go for a vet check, her foster mum insisted on collecting Ginger that same day so that she wouldn’t have to spend even one night in the cattery.
This is some of what the foster carer had to say about her cherished Ginger….
“My husband is away during the week and Ginger is a lovely girl to have around, she loves to lie beside me and enjoys a pat, but is finding the bed a bit cramped on weekends when my husband comes home! I’m sort of hoping her original family decide she’s happy and content here and will let me keep her!”…
Sometimes that is just what happens, if a family cannot be sure of providing a safe home for their pets, they may surrender them so that someone else can provide them a loving home.
Beannie and Frank
Beannie and Frank were much loved pets of Iris from Toowoomba; they were rescued after Iris ended up in hospital with severe injuries as a result of domestic violence.
Her daughter could not take the animals as she had young children with severe allergies, but she was very worried that her step father who was persistently unkind to the two small dogs, always pushing them off the couch or putting them outside if her mother went out and complaining about having to feed them as well as her mother. Iris was expected to be in hospital for 7 or 8 days so we had to do something quick. Iris’ daughter arranged to rescue the pets from the house the next day (they had been left outside with no food or water) and one of our helpers took the dogs to a foster carer.
Two weeks later Beannie and Frank were given a special farewell present from their foster parents who treated them both to a complete grooming session including new haircuts.
The foster carers could not have known just know how much this would mean to Iris.
After telling them how relieved and grateful she was when she learned that her beloved doggies were being cared for whist she was recovering, she told them how she had always wanted to have her ‘babies’ professionally pampered but was never allowed to spend any money on them…and having them back safely and looking so pampered was the best present she could imagine!
Sherry was a three year old labrador-cross who came to the Pets in Crisis Program in Dec 2012. Her mum needed to leave the man she was living with, but besides being worried about her own safety she was very scared Sherry would be subjected to further cruelty if she left her behind, and she couldn’t take Sherry to the only place where she would be safe, so she asked if the DVConnect would look after Sherry ‘til she could get herself sorted out.
Sherry was very excitable and boisterous when she first arrived. Sherry sometimes struggled with the separation from her ‘mum’, and there were times when the staff wondered if she would cope for much longer, but the staff took her to their hearts – and into their offices each day and persevered with her rehabilitation!
When Sherry and her Mum were reunited there was no doubt about how she had coped!
Seeing Sherry’s excitement and the tears of joy on her Mums face were all the reassurance and reward needed!
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