This lovely girl is Kandy. Kandy lived on the streets of Romania having been thrown out by a family who just didn't want her anymore. The streets of Romania is an horrific place for dogs with lack of food, water and shelter leading to desperate and sometimes fatal fights between them. In addition some people in these areas will physically abuse the dogs, beating them, kicking them and killing them. This is a hard enough life for a dog born on the streets but psychologically it will have been absolute torment for a girl who once knew a home.
Kandy's story sadly shows how frightening and cruel the people are to stray dogs. Having lost weight and being in poor physical shape Kandy was wandering a street doing everything she could to find a morsel of food and something to drink. She was unsteady and confused when all of a sudden a local person started driving their car at her trying to hit her .. for no other reason than their own entertainment. Kandy was terrified, trying to flee for her life but she just didn't have the energy.
Kandy was one of the lucky ones though as by absolute coincidence Kendra Pinder of Action Aid for Animals was in Romania and being driven around the streets by a local rescue in order to see the life these dogs were living. On seeing what was happening, Kendra and one of the people from the rescue jumped from their van and confronted the person in the car. The person involved did not care one iota about the suffering they were causing but it gave the rescue and Kendra time to catch Kandy and get her into the safety of their van, had they not done this it is very certain that Kandy would have been killed feeling pain and absolute terror.
Kandy was taken to a local rescue shelter where she received medical treatment, food and water. Over time she grew stronger and, despite all that had been done to her she showed a lot of trust and love for the people that had saved her. She appeared to have an old injury as she had some lameness in the back legs so she saw two vets in Romania, one very respected and trusted implicitly. After viewing the xrays it was decided that because of the way the old injury had healed it would not be of benefit to re-break the bone as there was no guarantee it would help and could cause her more problems. Kandy has got stronger but will always have unsoundness in the back legs, it does not stop her running around and she has a lot of energy.
Kandy was in kennels in Staffordshire having been brought to the safety of the UK to continue her physical and emotional recovery but is now thriving in a foster home. She is very friendly to all the humans who help her and work with her although she can be a little nervous of new people at first. In a short time though, she soon comes round and then just loves her fusses and cuddles and a LOT of play. She is full of fun and energy so will need an environment that allows for her size and physical needs. She will need a lot of exercise and a home with a large garden would be most suitable.
It is important that Kandy finds a home as soon as possible as her foster home cannot keep her beyond the end of May. We can't bear to see her back in kennels and foster space is in short supply. If you feel you could give this adorable girl a home please contact us. She has been through so much and now needs, and deserves, a place to call 'home' forever.
She's a sweet girl, who follows the resident Rottweiler around trying to get him to play with her. Even though she had a terrible experience and her back legs hop and skip a little, she is amazing - loves to run and walks nicely on the lead but needs more training on pavements and specifically near traffic because she's still scared of cars, understandably.
She loves to play with soft toys and tug toys too. She doesn't eat much and doesn't bother you for food but does have her food separately from the others because the other dogs would eat hers too. We have a flexible lead for her and she loves to chase around on the hill. She's perfectly clean in the house and sleeps all night with no problems at all. She's very pretty, just like a puppy really. She has lots of energy and likes cuddles. Very friendly to people and even little ones who she meets and to other dogs, very well behaved on her walk about does like to say hello to them all.
Treated for fleas and worms: yes
EU passport: yes
Age: 2 years
Located: Gloucester foster home