Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Some brighter pictures today of our little Urchin. He seems to have suffered in the hands of humans and didn't want to get out of his cage. During the day it got very hot in there but although the door was open all the time, with a sound or the sight of a person het got back inside. So the vet locked the door of the cage, so that Urchin stays outdoors where he can stay in the shade in fresh air.
He will stay for about a week untill his antibiotics treatment ends and hopefully the wounds are then healed, so that stitches and head piece can be removed and he can enjoy a good bath which I'm sure he will appreciate.
For the long term we do not know what to do yet. His leg's bone was completly snapped and some little pieces were removed so the healing process is guessed by about 2 months. No one will want to adopt an injured dog now, but after that he will be a sweet young dog. We have 2 shelters nearby, one in our own town and one in the neighboring town. We knew about our town's shelter but not of the neighbors. As the vet told us that it was a good one we went there to see if it would be a good temporarily home for Urchin.
No way are we going to bring him there, it is in the forest with many trees and they have shelter but it is surrounded with wooden fences which made me claustrophobic. The poor thing already has suffered enough and won't be able to defend himself against the other dogs. Also, it is not open to the public, so nobody is going to find him there. Clearly, the aim of the shelter is to keep strays out of the way and nothing else.
In a week he will be released by his doc, and looking at the current situation he will come home with us. He will have to stay seperatly from our other dogs so he can heal calmly. In the mean time we are going to contact organizations that find homes for furry kids. It is just so hard for us, both taking him in as we are already so crowded and financialy not good enough, on the other hand it is hard to let him go, or atleast to not a good place. His life is saved but not the quantity but eventually the quality of life is most important so we will be doing everything we can to give him a happy future.
Please help us spread the word to find Urchin a loving new home, we will make sure he'll be healthy but let's give him a happy future too.