Tuesday, 25 June 2013
ADOPTED-Nemo - 17 month old terrier/shepherd mix. Fostered in UK
Handsome and loving Nemo started life on the streets, where life is hard even for the adult dogs. How he ended up here will never be known to us humans. Maybe his mother lived in a home and was thrown on the street when it was discovered she was having puppies, or maybe she had just been thrown out when her family got fed up of her .. but whatever the cause, the effect was a very hard start for this gorgeous boy. On the streets there is very little shelter and even less food. His mother will have scavenged for as much to eat as possible, but if she couldn't get enough her milk would not have been nourishing enough .. and at these times Nemo would have gone very hungry himself. It is also a very frightening place to grow up. As there is so little food the bigger dogs will attack the more submissive smaller dogs and even the pups so Nemo would have seen, and heard a lot of fighting and a lot of the sounds of dogs in pain, and even dying. But, still he, like so many others, showed the strength of character to survive this hard life.
Nemo's life got even worse when he was picked up by the dog catchers and thrown into a pound. There is no more food available than on the streets so the fighting and bullying continues, only now with many dogs sharing each kennel there is less room. So the fights are as common, but there is no room to get out of the way. And also, a space in the shelter means you are also on Death Row.
Nemo's Death Date was 15th July 2013,
Nemo was coming up to his date to be killed when a fantastic family came forward to volunteer to foster him. He is now safe in the UK but needs a forever home where he can give all the love he has to a family who will love him and care for him for the rest of his life.
The only time the dogs on Death Row got to leave their horrific confinement was when local people were allowed in to take them for a walk. This only happened for a couple of hours on a Saturday but Nemo loved their company and the socialisation that brought him shows now as he absolutely cherishes time with his foster family and gets on well with everyone young and old. He has a fantastic temperament although he is a bit cheeky when he first meets other dogs. However, once he is introduced he is quite the gentleman.
Fully vaccinated to legal requirements for travel