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FOSTER FAIL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Please join us in congratulating Kirsty and Jack on the FF of Scooby AKA Scooter.
A bit of background:
About 20 months ago we were alerted to a senior dog being given away on Gumtree so we attempted to contact the advertiser asking her to surrender Scooby to us. After about a month she informed us that she had re-homed her.
Another 6 months passed on by and we were alerted again to this same dog being advertised for free... - I'm sure you are all aware of the pitfalls of 'free' dogs on Gumtree. We tried again, in vain, to secure Scooby's safety but the owner felt rescues were a bad thing and refused. Thank the lucky stars, a member of the public contacted us and offered to get her, on the premise that she was going to take her.
This did happen, the lovely lady collected Scoobs and took her straight to Greencross in Nerang, where a lovely vet nurse, Kerry, had her checked out. The poor girl didn't appear to have been vet-checked in ages and had many suspicious lumps, rotten teeth and a skin condition. Kirsty and Jack had already agreed to be her carers and were on stand-by for her.
Shortly thereafter Scooby was operated on and actually coded during the operation but thankfully they managed to revive her. It was pretty scary stuff!!! Due to her health concerns, an executive decision was made to place her into palliative care, to live out her days with Kirsty, Jack, and their tribe, in comfort.
Move on a year or so and she has given us all a few more scares, the most recent one where it appeared she had a sort of seizure, which thankfully was as a result of eating something she shouldn't have, not something more sinister.
Kirsty and Jack decided that they would like to have the final say in all things to do with Scooby's life so asked if they could adopt her. She is truly a part of their lives, hearts and family and they want to give her every chance they can at a long and normal life - no matter what that entails.
Thank you to everyone who played a part in Scooby's rescue. #rescuematters