Help rebuild the lives of pets like Bran
Bran had spent most of his short life in excruciating pain. After falling down the stairs, his leg was so badly broken his paw was pointing the wrong way. Sadly Bran’s leg was too damaged to save and, just eight weeks old, we had to amputate it.
Bran came to our Hertfordshire centre to recover. The poor chap just wanted a quiet, comfortable place to recover and get used to life on three legs. But despite the best efforts of the team, the cramped and noisy kennels just aren’t that place.
Bran became stressed in the cold, dark kennels. He started to regain his strength, but his kennel didn’t have the space he needed to learn to walk with three legs. Frustrated, he’d bark anxiously, setting the other dogs off until the din was unbearable. We made sure he spent lots of time out of his kennel in the company of our team to alleviate his anxiety.
With a larger kennel, members of the team could have sat with Bran, calming him and helping him come to terms with life on three legs. An outdoor run would have let him stretch his legs and watch the world go by instead of feeling cooped up.
The team worked tirelessly to get Bran ready for life with a new owner. Despite the limitations of the centre, I’m delighted to say he’s now happily rehomed. But for the other pets who need us, please help rebuild the centre today.