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Rubysmum
30th November 2010, 05:11 PM
hi , ive just been shopping and on the way home passed the rspca centre , halewood , merseyside .. went to say hello to the dogs and saw a little dog with its back to the fence quiet and shy ..asked a worker if it was a cav and he said yes. she was picked up as a stray in knowsley area . i have a one year old ruby and am looking to rescue in the future but funds are very low right now and am not in a good position to take any on with possible health concerns . she has to see a vet for eyes ( weepy ) and ears need shaving and looking at.. i just got home and contacted the north of england co ordinater who is going to see if any of her contacts can get her . am now going to phone the local police see if anyone has reported her missing . is there anything else i can do ? its broke my heart she really didnt want to go back in the kennels :( . p.s was a member here last year but lost details so not posted but still been reading , just reregistered so i could ask your help. i have a one year old ruby girl who is called Ruby :)

Karlin
30th November 2010, 06:17 PM
As long as you have your username from before you can ask to have your password sent to you by logging in with just your username. If you forgot that but know the email you registered with I can check your details if you;d prefer to post from your old account. :)

Thanks for posting about this girl; the RSPCA should have done the job of reporting her found but good to check. Maybe someone here will be interested in her. :)

Rubysmum
30th November 2010, 06:33 PM
As long as you have your username from before you can ask to have your password sent to you by logging in with just your username. If you forgot that but know the email you registered with I can check your details if you;d prefer to post from your old account. :)

Thanks for posting about this girl; the RSPCA should have done the job of reporting her found but good to check. Maybe someone here will be interested in her. :)

thanks karlin, ive reset password so am in lol.. i contacted the nearest rescue co-ordinator who is in durham- quite far from merseyside but she has a couple of contacts to see if they will get her.. also 2 friends of mine have shown interest and taken the details of the home and dog so fingers crossed. i cant get there till sat now but will ring rspca tomorrow and see if anyone has been in touch.. the poor thing was sat with her back to the bars , frozen with fear amongst all the barking :(.. if anyone is interested she is at the halewood branch of rspca , which is in merseyside . phone number is 0151 486 1706.. the dog was number nov126..had no camera on me to take a pic but she was very sweet faced and apparently good with other dogs :) thank you .

Tania
1st December 2010, 05:42 PM
Thank you for taking the time to let us know. I hope someone gives her a lovely home and will keep my fingers crossed for her .

Rubysmum
2nd December 2010, 07:20 PM
well unfortunatly she is stilll there.. spoke to rspca today and she has dry eye , also an ear infection , which they are treating her for . she also has kennel cough which is being treated. does anyone know anything about this condition ?i know she needs drops , 5 times a day permanently. i was going to go and bring her home at the weekend if she was still in, but i have no funds at the moment to pay for treatment .. any ideas what i can do , i spoke to the rescue co ordinator who is in durham she has told a couple of people in this area about her , but no one has been in touch about her so far :)

Wagtails
3rd December 2010, 10:35 AM
How heartbreaking to think of this poor little girl still in kennels in all this cold weather. She must be very frightened. :d*g:

Can anyone on CT help out or know anyone who could?

Meanwhile I will PM Rubysmum with a possible suggestion.

Kate H
3rd December 2010, 11:14 AM
Unfortunately if this little girl has kennel cough the RSPCA won't (or shouldn't!) let her go to a home with other dogs until she is clear of it, as it is highly contagious and can be lethal to very young or old dogs. Perhaps finding someone who can go in and spend time with her (and be careful not to take germs back home with you if you have a dog) is the best that can be done at the moment.

Thinking of my Aled, the ear infection may simply be due to lack of exercise, which 'airs' the ears and keeps infections down. Aled had terrible ears when he came into rescue, but has never had any problems since. Dry eye may need drops for life, but at least the medication is not expensive. So unless the girl has something major like MVD or SM, vets bills might not be so huge.

Have you tried the Cavalier Club rescue person for the Midlands - I know that's well away, but the co-ordinator lives in Shropshire and might have contacts in Cheshire: Mrs Audrey Stokes, 01952 592422. But no one with other dogs will take her in with kennel cough.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Rubysmum
3rd December 2010, 11:58 AM
thanks for replies x wagtails ive pmd you , thanks so much.. kate yes ive spoke to mrs stokes and mrs gillespie -midland and north - they said they will inform some contacts closer to the area , but as far as i know, no one has rang about her.. the little dog rescue lady has someone in bolton who may take her.. trying to tell the rspca this though is another matter, im going in tomorrow to see the dog and introduce myself to the woman i ve spoke to, as ive said i will transport her to bolton if necessary. id bring her home tomorrow if i could , but im low on funds till after xmas :( will let you know what happens, thanks very much .

Brian M
3rd December 2010, 12:18 PM
Hi

They say they will only release to a home only ,no rescue organisations ,and a home adoption takes anything from one to two weeks .The only other reason they may consider release is if they become completely full so have therefore left my name and number .They are not very flexible at all .

Kate H
3rd December 2010, 12:20 PM
Thanks for all your efforts - not made easier by the weather! Fingers crossed you can organise something :xfngr:

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Rubysmum
3rd December 2010, 12:51 PM
thanks again, i am never surprised by the rspca , i have had many experiences of their inflexible , unhelpful attitude . having said that , i could never work in a place like that . i havent slept properly since seeing her there. she was frozen with fear :(( im going to take a duvet for her tomorrow, a new one so they cant say it needs washing, and if they wont let her hav eit personally im going to not be responsible for my actions !... seriouslytho , if i am to help her i have to stay on talking terms with the staff . will try and get a photo of her too .

Nicki
3rd December 2010, 01:08 PM
Thank you everyone for helping - It's too bad they won't work with specialist breed rescue, they used to...it was on that Pet Rescue program on C4 years ago

The Cavalier rescues could tell people on their list that there is a Cvalier there though...Little Dog Rescue are usually great at rehoming, esp Cavaliers so maybe an appeal on their board would help?


No they shouldn't home a dog with Kennel Cough - let's hope it's that and not heart, but their vets are pretty good. If anyone does visit, make sure to change your clothes and shoes completely before you go home, it is highly contagious - wash thoroughly before going near your own dogs.


Ear infections are often caused by a damp environment such as being in rescue, which might be why Aled's cleared once you had him - he would also be better looked after in terms of grooming etc. Obviously when they are running around they get more air to the ear canals, you can also flop the ear flaps back when they are asleep.

Rubysmum
4th December 2010, 05:12 PM
ok just got back from seeing her. shes the sweetest thing . very placid and waggy tailed and happy to meet people. she has dry eye which need drops 5 times a day , and otitis which is chronic , her ears are full of wax but they said shes getting better.. i asked about her heart, and they said the vet checked it and shes ok . she has mild kennel cough . apart from her eyes which are a bit cloudy and theres discharge round them , shes not too bad a state. bit overweight and very wooly coat , which i hope is keeping her warm in there :( they are going to neuter her and maybe operate on a hernia she has if they think it necessary . i have asked if anyone has contacted them with a view to fostering ,but they are adamant shes staying there till they get her a home , only as a last resort will they let anyone take her if just to foster. took her a duvet , and im going back to see her next week , or tomorrow if i can .. my dog is due her first booster on tuesday and im going to see if she can have kennel cough done at same time , then i can visit without worrying about that.. is there anything i can do .. feel a bit lost when ive been places like that, the people are so inflexible..i suppose theyve seen it all though working there. one dog had been found in a house after 4 days alone and brought in today :(

Charlifarley
4th December 2010, 06:32 PM
It's really heartbreaking when you think of the hardship some dogs have to endure. At least this little one has had a visit from a caring person, hopefully she will get over her kennel cough quickly and out of there as soon as possible. It's really hard to imagine what conditions must be like there, but dogs are resilient and as soon as she is homed all that will be a thing of the past for her. :hug::hug:

Fifer
4th December 2010, 08:11 PM
Have you checked missing cavs on DogLost? If you've only checked locally do check all areas. Especially girlies missing over 6 months ie spayed and haven't come into season therefore of no use to BYBs.

Noticed Poppy a tricolour missing (thought stolen) from Wales since March 24th.

http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog_blog.php?dogId=22578

Wagtails
5th December 2010, 10:53 AM
Crikey, Fifer - that's an AWFUL thought, but I'm glad you posted it as it's made me realise about the 6 months' business and spayed bitches.

What a grim reminder though http://i673.photobucket.com/albums/vv97/Cavviewagtails/Animations/Cryingpoogwithtissues01.gif

Meanwhile, can ANYONE on CT consider adopting this poor little girl from the RSPCA, just to get her out of that miserable place before Christmas? Or do you know anyone who might help?

Will crosspost this thread to RAFA, FOA RCT and TLDR, just in case..... :xfngr:

Bonzocat
5th December 2010, 12:13 PM
The little girl has three potential adopters going to visit this afternoon. Hopefully one of them will take her home. If not we have offered her a foster home as we have been trying to get her out of there since Thursday.

Rubysmum
5th December 2010, 12:17 PM
hi, i have asked if i can have her until a home is found ,m they wont let her go anywhere but a permanent home. i should just have offered to have her , but i cannot afford to pay for the drops , also im self employed as a childminder , and would you believe that goes against me!!! its there policy to not rehome with kids under 5 .. i have explained how we have to have clear procedures to show how we supervise the children and animals but its like banging my head on a brick wall. she has kennel cough , im taking my ruby for her first booster on tuesday , and am thinking of asking for the vaccine against this so i dont need to worry about that . a few of my facebook friends have shown interest, but its a big commitment to take on , its sad , she is a lovely dog in every way but for her health , presumably thats the reason shes ended up there .. i have looked on doglost , she was picked up on 17th nov.. and although she looks a bit like poppy on there , its not her, she has more black on her back x

Rubysmum
5th December 2010, 01:00 PM
The little girl has three potential adopters going to visit this afternoon. Hopefully one of them will take her home. If not we have offered her a foster home as we have been trying to get her out of there since Thursday.

hi, thats fantastic, have pmd u

Nicki
5th December 2010, 03:57 PM
The little girl has three potential adopters going to visit this afternoon. Hopefully one of them will take her home. If not we have offered her a foster home as we have been trying to get her out of there since Thursday.

Fantastic news!! :rah::rah:


Re the eye meds - dry eye can usually be managed with viscotears during the day and Lacrilube at night - both can be bought over the counter from the chemist at a very reasonable price :thmbsup:


Sometimes vets recommend Optimmune which is far more expensive, results seem to be fairly mixed, I've never had much success with it to be honest.

sarahso
9th December 2010, 06:27 PM
just seen this...


I dont have any faith in RSPCA at all. if she has an illness im suprised she is still with them..

has she got a home now, its not far from me Halewood, if there is anything i can do please let me know?

Rubysmum
9th December 2010, 09:23 PM
just seen this...


I dont have any faith in RSPCA at all. if she has an illness im suprised she is still with them..

has she got a home now, its not far from me Halewood, if there is anything i can do please let me know?

hi sarah ,, thanks, am going on saturday to see whats happening. dont want to depress you , but a friend who i told today , said theres a blenheim boy in fiddlers ferry , warrington .. is this a dogs home ? i dont know if anyone here knows of him. apparently the barking is upsetting him and he needs out asap :(

sarahso
9th December 2010, 09:48 PM
just checked that one for you.. he has been rehomed :p

phonix are really good they try to get the ones they can in foster

thats sounds bad.. what i meant was dogs like cavs that dont do well in kennels :o

Rubysmum
9th December 2010, 10:18 PM
thanks so much. just joined the group on facebook . ive heard good things about that place.wish the little girl in halewood had been taken there.. x

Rubysmum
9th December 2010, 10:22 PM
im sooo happy for him ..looks a lovely boy . the girl who told me today heard his elderly owner had died and a neighbour took him there x thanks so much for the info x