Leeds Rescue Dogs: Meet up for Adoption Holly this Christmas
Holly is one of 24 very special rescue dogs looking for a new home – not just for Christmas, but for life.
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The Yorkshire Evening Post has teamed up with Good Life Dog Rescue for the 24 Dogs of Christmas campaign, which aims to match each of the dogs with loving new owners and showcase the work of this small Leeds charity.
Today, with the support of Real Donkeys, we share the story of Holly in need of a new family.
Holly is new to our stray kennel care.
This girl is suffering from a broken heart and is a sad and closed woman.
She has no pep in her step and her spice for life at the moment is nonexistent.
Holly can often be found in bed and although she is ready for a walk, we believe she lacks the buster or enthusiasm for the interaction.
Holly came to us with round, open, infected wounds on her back.
These look like cigarette burns.
On top of that, Holly had infected and very sore ears.
Our hearts are broken with the neglect and abuse inflicted on Holly and we are not surprised at her sadness and crankiness.
We are now working hard to help Holly and create a routine where she will spend extra time with us.
More interactions and TLC are a start as we work hard to bring this girl back to life.
Holly at the moment is not giving anything up, so it may be a work in progress to find the real Holly who is in that sad exterior.
What is the Good Life Dog Rescue?
Good Life Dog Rescue is a small charity based here in Leeds that cares about the welfare of stray dogs in the UK.
Its founder, Victoria Bastow, is passionate about helping animals who often face uncertain futures. For over eight years now she has been dedicated to helping stray and abandoned dogs in Yorkshire.
The charity carries the colors of the Staffies and Cross Staffies, who are often the last to find a place of rescue.
He receives no immediate funding and survives on donations and fundraising, with no paid staff and only his volunteers hired to defend the stray dogs he rescues.
Victoria herself has a full-time job so that she can partially fund the huge kennel and vet bills incurred.
As the association does not have its own kennel, all dogs in its care are taken care of in South Yorkshire kennels.
Kennels are truly a temporary home and Good Life aims to give each of the dogs a fresh start with loving owners as soon as possible.
Many stray kennels, rescue and placement centers across the UK are full of adorable, active and healthy adoptable dogs just waiting for someone to love them and provide them with a home.
It is important that the right dog is matched with the right person or family.
In order to find the right dog for its future owners, Good Life will need to match their lifestyle with the dog.
All dogs taken in charge by the association are vaccinated, microchipped and sterilized. Home checks are required and veterinary references if possible.
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