I am sorry to report that Tess, who has helped me home several sweet oldie rescue cavaliers and whom many of you will know from Irish rescue circles, was recently attacked in her home by four men trying to take back dogs she had taken in after they were found running around the streets in Kerry.
The men broke into her house, grabbed the two small dogs she had taken in by their hind legs, and threw them in their van. They then tried to take her other 12 rescues, almost all of which are elderly dogs. She tried to hold the door to the dog room shut and was knocked to the floor, injuring her shoulder.
She is doing OK and none of the dogs were taken.
Tess is 67 years old, English by birth, and has been very kind in helping to rehome all the oldies that come through irish Cavalier Rescue through some of her own special contacts, who specialise in homing older dogs.
I am disgusted to hear that this has happened to her and saddened as well. Not only do some people treat their animals like dirt but the people that try to help them as well. Much less four adult able bodied men attacking a 67 year old woman. God help those poor dogs they 'reclaimed'.