Weʼve raised £351 to help with Nala's care
- Plymouth, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 26th September 2017
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This is Nala (real name unknown) Nala's story is a sad one as we know little of it. Nala was found on a south Sevon Beach on the 29th July 2017, scared, hungry and wet. It was a very wet day and reports from locals state that this girl had been running from people all day. Nobody had been able to get near her due to how fearful she was.
My partner did eventually catch her however she bit him in the process. This was out of pure fear and in no way signs of aggression. All though Nala had been caught she was scattishly thrashing around and could not be calmed. I arrived and could see straight away she was very fearful of men. I stayed with Nala, sat in the rain on the floor (I wish I hadnt chosen white jeans that day) I waited for Nala to approach me. The picture attached is the moment she came behind me and gave me a kiss. I had gained some trust, enough for us to walk to my car. We spent the next hour familiarising Nala with my children and the car. We were asked by the council to keep hold of her until the following Monday when someone could collect her. At this point we were told another dog was found on the same beach wearing the same harness. This boy had been caught and taken to kennels. Nala was and is very nervous. Being in kennels would have been the end of her. She would have been deemed aggresive to men, unpredictable, no good with children and unable to live with cats. As it is, given a lot of time and patience, Nala is functioning in a house with 2 men, 1 woman, 3 children, 2other dogs and a cat. Its been a long process but she is getting there.
We are unsure how long Nala had been running for but her pads were raw and bleeding. Nala appaers to have a limp which needs investigating once she is insured. Nala has been checked by the vets, as much as she would allow They believe her to be around 3-4 years old.
Four weeks on Nala is still with us, as a family we dont feel able to give up on this girl, allow her the stress of having to settle with a new family. So we will continue to search for her owners while in our care.
ordinarily we woukd be happy to meet the cost of this however three weeks prior to finding Nala we actualky purchased a puppy of our own, going from 1 dog to 3 when finding Nala. This little puppy has been a bit of a nightmare and two days before finding Nala was rushed into surgery and then again 2 weeks later. This has meant unexpected costs for us on top of unexpected costs of another dog. Therefore someone advised I start a just giving page, ask those who have been following Nala's story for a little support in meeting the cost of her first year of care.
I know there are lots of stories out there and her needs will be met regardless of the funding however a little support woukd be very much appreciated.
Thank you for taking the time to read Nala's story and although we dont know how her story began lets hope the rest of her story is positive..
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Sep 2, 2017
U have done a wonderful thing Claire for Nala she is such a beautiful girl to!
Sep 2, 2017
Sep 2, 2017
Amazing what you have done for her xx
Aug 30, 2017
Good luck Claire...what a lovely, thoughtful thing to do!! 😘😘
Aug 30, 2017
Such a lovely person 😊
Aug 29, 2017
Thanks for doing a good job.
Aug 28, 2017
Well done Claire utter respect for you wish more people like you had a kind heart ! Very lucky girl to have found you
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