TARKA is a Staffie-X, approx 10 months old & was rescued from a pound, where he was on death-row. He was then put into emergency boarding for a short while, and eventually signed over to ARC for rehoming – so he has already been moved around several times in his short life. We were led to believe that he was fearful of men & could be fear aggressive, but since he has been with us he has shown no sign of any aggression or fear. He leapt out of the car on arrival at our kennels & rushed up to A MAN & promptly attempted to jump into his arms for a cuddle!
Tarka completely ignored the other dogs in the kennels when he was walked past them all, and doesn’t seem that interested in the cats, chickens or geese either. He is a typical, young puppy with lots of energy & a VERY waggy tail & we feel he would make a wonderful family pet for someone willing to work some more on his training, give him lots of things to occupy him & plenty of exercise to stimulate him. Tarka’s only downfall, if it is one, is that he will attempt to drown you in kisses while you are trying to rub his tummy!
PLEASE GO TO OUR REHOMING PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS
OF THE ANIMALS LISTED BELOW
ROCKY- 6 yr old, possible German Spitz - boy - home checking
TARKA - apprx 10 month old Staffie-X boy
BLACKIE - 7yr old Labrador-X - boy
JACK & JILL - 8yr old Parson Russell terriers, brother & sister
JADE 6 month old Lurcher - girl
DOUGGIE 3yr old Weimaraner-X-Labrador - boy - reserved
PATCH - apprx 10 month old Terrier-X - boy
BRAMBLE - 6½ yr old Border terrier - girl -home checking
SCOOBY DOO - approx 18 months old Chihuahua - boy - reserved
REX - 18 month old Jack Russell - boy - reserved
TIGER - 1yr old German shepherd-X-Boxer - boy - reserved
TILLY - 7yr old British Cream Shorthair cat - girl
MAX & OLLY - Domestic shorthaired cats - boys
Several other beautiful cats & kittens looking for homes. See our rehoming page
UNDER ASSESSMENT - 4yr old Dogue de Bordeaux girl.
FIZZ - 13.2hh 7yr old part-bred Welsh Mountain Pony, gelding
Also look on our "PRIVATE REHOMES" section on our rehoming page, for more animals looking for their forever homes.
SUNDAY 7th SEPTEMBER
COME & JOIN US AT PEMBREY COUNTRY PARK - SA16 0EJ
10am - 4pm
A DAY OF FUN & GAMES FOR DOGS & THEIR FAMILIES
Fun Dog Show
Charity, Trade & Breed stalls & lots more.
2015 CALENDAR - ORDERS NOW BEING TAKEN
CALL OR EMAIL.
£6 - (£7 incl p&p)
Available from 1st September 2014
All proceeds to Animal Rescue Cymru
All calendars kindly donated by a well-wisher.
BBQ Danger to Dogs
HAVING A BBQ THIS WEEKEND OR ENJOYING THE GARDEN?
WARNING OF DANGER TO PETS
According to a report, there has been a rise in injuries and poisonings to dogs over weekends, particularly if there is a spate of hot weather.
“We have heard of a number of unusual injuries to pets at this time of the year as BBQs and summer parties increase”, explains Maggie Hinks of Labrador Rescue. “Dogs swallowing kebab skewers, eating cooked bones or getting burnt either from piping hot food or from the BBQ itself are not unusual.”
Dogs breaking their legs on trampolines or having their tails slammed in patio doors is another hazard. “All of these summer dangers can be prevented” says Maggie, “it’s the owners who need to remember what to do and not to do.”
Here are some tips to keep your dogs safe in the summer BBQ and summer party season:
Keep food and drink out of reach. Don’t give your dogs alcohol – not a good thing to do: cooked bones - can shatter easily and be a choking hazard, as well as splinter and get lodged in your pets digestive tract; sizzling sausages may be tempting, but can burn your dogs stomach, cause ulcers and dehydration;
Keep your dog away from the BBQ as hot coals can cause nasty burns, and it is putting temptation under their nose. But also remember citronella candles as well as fertilizers and weed killers are all toxic to pets.
Tasty leftovers in the rubbish bin can be sniffed out by your dog but remember if your dog scoffs tin foil, plastic wrap, matches or skewers they could do themselves a lot of harm, so clear up and put rubbish away securely.
CAN YOU HELP?
On March 1st 2015 – it will be compulsory for ALL dogs in Wales to be microchipped (England in 2016).
Throughout 2014 the Dogs’ Trust are running free microchipping events in both Wales & England. See their website for more information on where & when these events will be taking place.
Participating vets will also be offering this service. Visit the following website for details of which vet practices are in the scheme. www.chipmydog.org.uk/participating-vets/
You DO NOT have to be registered with a participating vet to have you dog(s) chipped for free, but you MUST ring the Dogs’ Trust – 0330 123 0334 to register your dog(s) for this offer.
There is no limit to the number of dogs that you can have chipped on this scheme, and the offer only applies to dogs & NOT cats. (Most rescues & vets will chip your cat for a small fee)
KEEP LEGAL – CHIP YOUR DOG
“It is increasingly important that we have a method of tracing dogs back to their owner. Dog owners already have a duty of care under the Animal Welfare Act but it can be difficult to ensure that this duty is being met without a reliable form of identification.
“By microchipping all dogs in Wales we can formalise the relationship between an owner and pet and ensure an increased level of accountability.
“The response to our consultation on the issue was overwhelmingly in favour of our plans and I have therefore decided to proceed with the making of Regulations that will require all dogs in Wales to be microchipped by 1 March 2015.“
Minister for Natural Resources and Food, Alun Davies
Changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act - Advice for Owners
The amended Dangerous Dogs Act comes into effect in England and Wales on 13 May 2014. This law applies to all dog owners no matter what size or breed, whether your pet is a Chihuahua, a Cockapoo or a Collie cross. Please click on the following link for more information.
You can now book a holiday, with your dog/s, in beautiful Scotland & help raise money for ARC.
Visit: http://misfitsholidays.weebly.com, book your holiday & tick the box for Animal Rescue Cymru & we will receive £10 for every booking made. ARC will also then be entered into a draw at the end of the season where the winner will get all the profits for the season as their prize. REMEMBER TO TICK THE ARC BOX.
Help by becoming a member of A.R.C. - Membership is £15 per person per year (£10 senior citizens & concessions) with a twice-yearly news letter.
If you are on a means-tested benefit, you can get your dog neutered for £30 through the Dogs' Trust neutering scheme, & micro-chipped for free, at vets that are participating in this scheme. Proof of benefit will be required. Call 07932 115750 for more information or visit the Dogs' Trust website
Offer only open to residents in Wales, aged 18 or over, in receipt of a means-tested benefit and with participating vets
If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
COULD YOU OFFER A HOME TO A RESCUE DOG WHILE WE FIND ITS' FOREVER HOME ?
We are looking for dog-friendly people to join our band of dedicated fosterers to foster our rescue dogs, so that they can learn to live in a home environment instead of kennels. We will always be available for any back up should it be required, and will carry out a home check prior to you fostering the dog.
A sad fact of life is that dogs do go missing from time to time. By having an ID tag on your dog's collar stating your name, address and telephone number, you can save your dog the unnecessary stress of a pound visit. It will also keep you on the right side of the law, as even if your dog is microchipped, your dog is required to wear an ID tag when in a public place. Failure to do so can result in up to a £5,000 fine! Stray dogs can only be picked up by dog wardens, NOT the police or rescues so the first person to contact if you've lost your dog (or if you find a stray dog) is your local dog warden.
Although it is not yet a legal requirement (except as required by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991), it is always a good idea to have your dog micro-chipped with its own unique identification number. This way you can be traced quickly and your dog returned safe and sound.
Under Section 2 of the Control of Dogs Order 2002, every dog on a highway or in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on it or on a plate or badge attached to it. Failure to do so is an offence against the Animal Health Act 1981 for which an owner can be prosecuted and fined.
Any dog without a collar on a highway or in a public place may be treated as a stray dog and seized by the Local Authority.
If your dog strays, you should contact your local dog warden (through the Environmental Health Department of your Local Authority) immediately and stay in regular contact. If your dog is found by the Local Authority, you must pay the Local Authority's reasonable expenses before it will be returned to you.
If after seven days, the owner of the stray dog does not come forward, the Local Authority may transfer the dog to someone else, transfer it to an establishment for stray dogs ( or in some areas, have it destroyed ).
If you are the finder of a stray dog you must either return it to its owner immediately or take it to your Local Authority. If you want to keep the stray dog, you must provide your name and address to the Local Authority and keep the dog for a period of not less than one month.
NB. Under Section 27(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is a criminal offence to have a dog on a designated road without the dog being on a lead.