Some Good News!

By Kaytie Grant

You might remember a few months ago we rescued Cheska from the area devastated by the Taal Volcano. She was just a puppy when we met her, much too small and helpless to take care of herself. We searched for her mother but she was nowhere to be found so we brought her back to our centre to be looked after.

As you can see from the picture below, Cheska was in need of a lot of love and care. When we first brought her back she was very timid, staying in her cage initially to find her bearings. We made sure to make her feel safe and comfortable before we introduced her to our other residents.

Now, Cheska is a completely different dog and her transformation has been astounding. She is incredibly happy and playful and loves her new friends, particularly Holly who was one of the first dogs she met!

Around the same time we found Cheska, we also rescued a dog named Tuesday. We found Tuesday on another one of our Taal eruption relief missions. For most of the dogs we met, food and water were enough to keep them going, but Tuesday just wasn’t well enough to leave. We decided to bring him back to our centre to treat his wounds and severe Mange.

As you can see, we couldn’t even tell what colour his fur was due to the severity of the Mange. After several months in our centre, Tuesday regrew all of his fur and became a much happier and healthier boy. Once we knew he was healthy enough we returned him to Bobbies shelter in Nasugbu which has a lot more space for him to play.

He was a little nervous when we dropped him off as he had grown quite attached to our team but we know he will be extremely happy with Bobbie. We were very sad to see him go as he had such a big personality in the centre, but we know we will see him again!

Thank you so much for all of your support over the last few months. Without you, none of our work would be possible and these dogs may well not have survived alone! We will continue to update you once we put Cheska up for adoption and hopefully find her forever home.


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