[singlepic id=12702 w=320 h=240 float=left]Breeze is about 3 years old and a lurcher who has come into branch care via one of our RSPCA Inspectors.
She is a lovely, friendly girl who was very frightened of some men when she first came but having gained in confidence is getting much better when she meets them in the street or the park.
Sadly, Breeze’s left eye had been damaged, probably some time ago and following an eye scan by one of our local vets was found have a damaged retina and a developing cataract. Follow up x-rays of two suspicious lumps discovered that she had 5 pellets embedded throughout her body including one behind her eye. Our vets are confident that this wasn’t an accidental shooting because of the spread from her head to her tail.
Breeze suffers from severe separation anxiety which is getting a bit better in her foster home but she will need a family where there is someone around all the time and where a man in the house is prepared to have lots of patience with her until she realises that she is safe.
Breeze demonstrating her recall…. as long as treats are involved.
Breeze’s fosterer tells us that she is not cat or small animal safe and can be “iffy” with some small dogs, but her fosterers are working with her on this and her adopters will need to continue the training. Luckily, unlike some lurchers she is food orientated. She is currently walked in a collar and harness on most outings. She can travel by car or bus but hasn’t been taken on a train yet.
first posted: 30.12.19