Monday, 31 March 2014

BORG - WITH BARK RESCUE IN UK FOR HYDROTHERAPY & REHOMING - 1.5 year old black Labrador Retriever on death row needs a special home.


Borg is a stunning Black Lab who has really impressed with his character and his beauty.  He is in the pound but is a special case as has been operated on for a traffic injury plus a gun shot so has been given more time to recover.  Borg has been in the pound since January so is now months over his 60 days.  Stray and abandoned dogs in Croatia are often brutally treated and abused.  A life on the streets is a miserable existence with the danger of starvation, being run down by cars (frequently deliberately), violence at the hands of people or other dogs and and suffering due to disease and lack of treatment but the dog who is picked up and taken to the pound has only 60 days and then by Croatian law they must be killed. 

However, we are fortunate enough in this kill shelter to have a resident vet who is also the manager as part of our network of animal rescuers.  He tries to get the dogs adopted and extends their time to do so but if the local city hall should order him to kill those who have reached their 60 days in the pound the law can't be resisted. This law is not the only danger of death in this pound, overcrowding is sometimes the cause of death and injury due to fights. 

The vet does his best with the limited resources available, local volunteers are recruited to come and walk the dogs on a Saturday afternoon. This is the only time of the week the dogs can leave the pens and there can be long periods when the walks are not possible and due to the ratio of dogs to volunteers some will not get exercised at all. 

These dogs have basic care, and in Borg's case he has had surgery to help him walk normally, but they suffer in the pound from stress, boredom, fear and sadness. They are all desperate to get out of their prison and be loved and part of a family.  Borg needs a special home who can overlook his injury and give him hydrotherapy as it would greatly improve his chances of putting full weight onto the injured leg.  Borg is putting weight on the leg but the healing will be a long process and much improved with hydrotherapy.  Borg is well over extended his time in the pound so is in need of a home to save him, he can't afford to wait long for someone who can take him for hydrotherapy but this would be ideal for him.

Vaccinated: yes
Neutered: yes
Treated for fleas and worms: yes

Microchipped: yes
EU passport: yes

Age: 1.5 years
Located: Osijek pound  
Ref: HR-VSBM-Borg-000129

Pictures of Borg's operation can be seen in this link -