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Thursday, 16 May 2013

ADOPTED- Zitta, 1 year old Female Jack Russel , when only 7 months of age and pregnant was thrown out on the streets to fend for herself. Rescued and now looking for her forever home

This is Zitta, a lovely 12 month old Terrier cross. Sweet, adorable and desperately needing a forever home.

Zittas Story/Background: 
A lovely Jack russel cross who was literally thrown onto the streets by her owners along with her new litter of puppies when she herself was only 7 months of age. 
This is a common occurrence in Croatia where dogs are seen as vermin to abuse, torment and kill  without any fear of official retribution from law enforcement.
So poor Zita who really was only a puppy herself, would carry one by one her new litter from place to place, keeping moving to try and keep her and her pups safe away from human abusers as well as more aggressive dogs, who they themselves were suffering from severe starvation and so the pups to them would be a quick source of food.

It can only be imagined what poor Zita went through, how brave she must have been fighting off dogs 10 times her size to protect her babies. At the same time moving them around one by one as well as trying find food to feed herself.
As the puppies got older, they would trail behind their mummy as she led the way for her tiny family,trying to find shelter, trying to find food. 

As brave as Zitta was one by one her tiny family became less, killed by abusers and also the larger dogs. Until finally only Pia and her sister Mia remained. 
One of the places Zitta has to chance to stay was near a kindergarten, here she and her now two pups would hide under the bushes by a back door where the humans would throw their garbage. 

They all had to scavenge on what the humans threw out, they would keep to themselves not bothering anyone. 
But this was not good enough for the mothers who would take their children to the nursery. With their backward mentality they would throw rocks and stones at the tiny family to try and scare them away, not caring why or how these little dogs had ended up there. 
A wonderful lady from our Croatian network of rescuers heard that a small family were about to be picked up by the dogcatchers after calls from "concerned" parents telling them to get rid of the dogs. If the dog catchers had caught Zitta and her two little pups they would have been take to the state shelter which is a living hell for dogs. 

Mia and Pia no doubt would have been killed instantly by the other dogs, if not by them then by starvation or the abuse and cruelty of the shelter workers who use pups as bait for there own dog fighting events and Zitta facing such odds would have been powerless to do anything about it.
It literally was a race between our rescuer and the dogcatchers. Thankfully our rescuer got there before the dogcatchers did and from that point Zitta and her pups lives begun to change. They were taken into foster, vet checked and up until now are safe within the rescuers home socialising with all the other foster rescued animals there. 

Zitta is extremely playful and adores human company. Gets along very well with other dogs, cats and also humans of all sizes

Zitta is:
Fully Vaccinated (Inc Anti rabies and going through the 21 day quarantine period)
Has own EU Pet Passport

Zitta has gone through so very much at such a young age, she deserves a home that will care for her always giving her as much love and attention as she needs. She in return will be the most incredible new family member, loving, loyal and so gentle.

If you are able to offer little Zitta a forever home, please contact our charity as soon as possible

Ref: UBZ/Croatia/Zitta

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