Have a read of more heart-warming stories from some of the animals who have been in our care
Snoopy came to us after she was picked up via an inspector as there had been reports that she was being kicked and run over with skateboards by a group of teenagers in Derby. Poor Snoopy was already elderly (19) and had suffered unnecessarily due to the cruelty inflicted upon her. Once she was safe in our care, she received the medical attention she required and all the love in the world from the staff. Snoopy made headlines all over Derby and she soon found her forever home and continues to be blissfully happy and cared for by her humans! You can follow Snoopy's life via instagram: snoopsthewondercat!
Ralph was brought in via inspector as a 5-month old puppy. Unfortunately, he has been severely mistreated by his previous owners and suffered terrible injuries which consisted of a fractured back leg, 3 broken ribs and a fractured pelvis. These injuries were so severe, Ralph lost his back leg. Fortunately, Ralph was able to walk again with the aid of canine hydrotherapy and lots of TLC! His new owners are amazing and have helped him every step of the way with his rehabilitation and in showing him so much love, and he is very much an amazing and simply wonderful little character. Ralph even likes to attend our events and he is always our V.I.D (very important dog!).
Rupert was a sweet 4 month old kitten who had been dumped by his previous owners with terrible swelling of his eyes. These injuries usually are an effect of blunt force trauma to the head, which we believe Rupert had suffered at the hands of his owners before being dumped. Luckily, after a few weeks of medication to bring the swelling down, Rupert was able to have his eyes removed to save the immense pressure on his brain and to give him a better life. After his life-saving and life-changing operation, Ruperts personality soon came forward and he was a cheeky chappy! Even without eyes, he was as active, if not more so, than any other cat! He is such a wonderful personality and is now happily settled in a home all of his own, full of love & free of pain!
Brodie was a handsome West Highland Terrier brought into the Centre with a severe skin allergy which his owners did not treat for months with the correct medication. He was one of the worst cases we have ever seen within the Centre. Unfortunately, instead of finding correct medical treatment for him by visiting their veterinarian, the owners decided to try and medicate Brodie's sore, broken skin with a recipe they found online which they thought would work; using lemon juice! Fortunately for Brodie, he has new owners who are in love with him and have continued his correct skin treatment with advice from their Veterinarian and now Brodie's hair has started growing back and his sores have healed!