24/08/15 Nicole Lee Suresh spotted this little mite running round our housing area a few days ago. But when she approached him, he would run like the wind. I went looking for him on Friday night, and when I found him, he ran away too. He would run as soon as we got near him. We tried luring him with food but he was not interested. We gave up after a few hours and called it a night.
The next day, a neighbour told me that he saw the puppy
and he tried to give him some food but the little fella ran away. We
tried looking for him but didn't see him...
And then on Monday
morning, when I was out walking my kids, he came out of nowhere and
started trailing us. He was abit scared of my male dogs and also my
beagle (who is quite feisty), so I quickly got my helper, to take the
three of them in, while I kept Cleo with me.
came running up to Cleo and followed us home. He was very suspicious of
humans though, and kept running out before I could close the gate. I had
to keep going outside with Cleo to bring him back in and finally after
about an hour, we got him inside.
But then came the tough
part... He was really fearful of humans and was actually quite snappy
and tried to bite us a few times. If it wasn't for my Cleo, I would
never have been able to get him in the crate. What we did was put some
food in the crate and tried to lure him into it, but he refused to go
We had to then get Cleo to stand by the side of the crate
by herself before he would go in. After another hour, we finally managed
to get him into the crate.
We took him to the vet, and had a
long wait as there was alot of people waiting to see him. Denver was
very snappy and unco-operative. My poor old vet, had to sit on the floor
for half an hour coaxing him to calm down. We couldn't do much, but at
least we managed to get a good look at his wounds and skin condition.
Our vet prescribed antibiotics and anti-fungal and told us to let him
calm down for a few days before bringing him back again, as the poor
mite was very stressed.
We brought him home and tried to
settle him in. But unfortunately he did not like being in a cage and
was making alot of noise. We couldn't let him free with our other dogs
because of his skin condition and also we do not know if he has any
other issues that might be contagious, and in the end we decided that we
had to board him where he can recover a little before deciding what to
do with him.
Hopefully, he will get better, and he will start
to trust humans soon. We will be putting him up for adoption once he has
recovered. Alternatively, if you think you could adopt him now and give
him the home that he deserves, we would be really happy. He would do
really well in a home with a calm, older dog. All he needs is to be
shown some love and kindness and he will be a beautiful dog...