Arrived in Rescue: 11/02/21
We don't know how old she is, we estimate between 2/3..we don't know her name and her behaviour signals that she never had one, she appears to have had a litter, maybe 2 and she feels at her safest in a crate...she is petrified of open spaces and looks for the nearest place to hide. She will go on a lead but she makes sure she is right at the end of it to get away from you.
This poor little girl knows nothing of human kindness and its heartbreaking to say the least, there is no aggression in her only fear, you can pat her but she recoils into the back of the crate, more than likely she has been dragged out her crate many times....so bloody sad.
She will only eat and drink when you are not watching so our Foster carers are taking it slow and steady, letting her observe the hum of the household at a height and she can she see facial expressions better from height, hopefully in a week or so she will go to ground level and not perceive it as threatening.
She has a raging UTI which we are treating and we are also treating her for Coccidiosis and Giardia, time will tell when we will get her desexed.
With love, care and a good diet we will hopefully get Gertie to trust.
Welcome precious, you are safe now.
- Older children around 16
- No cats
- Wading pool
- Sensible older dogs as companions
- Suitable for apartment living
- Stay at home, work from home or part \full time but not extensive hrs
- MUST have access to the home at all time