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Sep
21

It's Official...Rena Gets Her Happy Beginning!

Beautiful Rena who came in for SOS Rehab under Boxer and Bully Saviours was fear reactive with humans and dogs and generally a very scared girl. She worked really hard with us and did extremely well with her rehab and improved enough to go out for foster under her rescue...well five minutes later her fosters failed...in spectacular style and yesterday they completed the adoption process with BABS and made it official. Good luck beautiful....we are so very proud of you and all you have achieved. You have a wonderful family and we just know you are going to be very, very happy x      "Joy, we can't thank you enough for all your work, helping her to get to the dog she is!" Xx from Issy (Rena's New Mum).
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Jul
12

Vivi's Story...Because Every Life Matters..

'Vivi' is part of a Spanish word that means freedom.. Vivi arrived at the sanctuary on the 14th of June this year for some major rehabilitation and a permanent home with us. Vivi was very sadly the victim of horrific sexual abuse and sustained violence; the hell she came from is too disturbing to even recount and for her safety and the safety of her rescuers her past will remain in the past. Suffice to say it is a miracle she survived but survive she did and she was saved by a dedicated group of angels who cann never be thanked enough. Her physical injuries were repaired but her mental scars are deep and unbelievably painful, she was completely shut down and traumatised to the point that all she wanted to do was hide away from the world. She is terrified of everything, the outdoors, cars, people, being touched and defecates and urinates when approached especially by men understandably. Joy agreed to take her...how could she not..and gave advice on how to keep her safe and as comfortable as possible whilst she waited for transport from where she was located in Scotland down to us in Dorset. Before she arrived, Joy and Dave worked quickly to create a special area for her in the house under the stairs where she could be quiet and alone whilst still being close to Joy and where there would be no danger of her even hearing a male voice. Vivi survived the trauma of transport and arrived on the 14th and immediately went into hiding in her new den. When I spoke to Joy that night she told me that Vivi was one of the worst behaviourally effected dogs she had ever seen “I've had some seriously shut down and scared dogs come here, having tried to choose/select theworst...the one's that most desperately needed the help and home I could give but I've never seen a dog so petrified of everything....its gut wrenching.” From the safety of her den Vivi could hear Joy moving around but other than feeding she was left alone to acclimatise and take in her surroundings. Not wanting to go outside she used wee mats initially but eventually she took advantage of the continually open door and the slowly moving food bowl *winks* and silently slipped outside for a wee....Joy was ecstatic. “What a great start to the day...as I'm sat...
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