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When we launched our website on 26th January 2008 we were overwhelmed by the response. Our visitors have given us increased confidence to continue with our efforts to take care of the stray and abandoned dogs and cats in our area of Puglia, and to one day achieve our dream of building an animal shelter….

Goodbye Nana

It was as I feared and Nana was put to sleep last week,he was getting no better,poor old boy. As always it was a very hard decsion to make,but we have to put the dog first. After all the losses we have had over the years,it never gets any easier. Not a good start to…

Nana

Puglia Pooches: caring for abandoned, sick and stray animals in Puglia

Oh what a Christmas !! On Christmas Eve evening,Nana had to be rushed to an emergency vet with a suspected twisted stomach,he was pacing and panting and could not settle,trying to vomit,but not bringing anything up.. We then noticed his stomach was distended. Being Christmas Eve at 10 PM,there was only one vets open for…

Puglia Pooches caring for stray and abandoned animals in Puglia

Its been  a tough year ,what with the loss of Paddy and many illnesses along the way,especially at this moment,as we have nine dogs on  medication. So lots of vets visits. Thank you for all your continued support,without your help we could not do what we do. A big thank you to all of our…

Nipper

Little Nipper has had a honking cough for sometime now,all sorts of things have been tried to get rid of it,but to no avail. It got so bad a few days back,Mino took him off to the vets again. This time he had an xray,and it turns out he has a collapsed trachea. He has…

The Vets Visit

Our Vet arrived bright and early on Saturday morning,she recieved a very warm welcome from all of the dogs,and one of the cats ,Nico,who had to keep getting in on the act ! The first to be examined was Janey,she thinks Janey’s turn was due to collic. Apparently when a dog gets collic,they produce gas,which…

Janey and Puppy Bill

Last night just after midnight,Janey had some sort of seizure,it was not an epileptic one as there was no involuntary movement,but she was very wobbly ,not being able to stand up properly,we settled her down on her bed,and all she could do was wag her tail when we said her name.After around twenty to thirty…

Piccina

 Piccina woke up yesterday morning squeaking in pain. We had no idea what was wrong with her. A trip to the vet was in order. Piccina is becoming quite an old lady now. She has been with us since 2007,and was not a puppy when she arrived,so am guessing she is anything from 12 years…

Ellen

Ellen

Its with huge sadness I have to tell you that gorgeous Ellen has left us for Rainbow Bridge.She was hit by a car a few days ago and died instantly. As you might remember Ellen was adopted by my daughter and son in law ,two years ago,and went to live in Cornwall. She was so…

Precious Paddy

It’s with a very heavy heart I have to tell you Paddy went to the bridge this afternoon. Our poor boy had been diagnosed with kidney failure a few weeks ago. He had lost loads of weight weight in recent months, but we thought he had started to put some back on since being on…

Pallina / Wilfie /

One of our little cats,Pallina,went missing a couple of weeks ago..We waited for her to come home every night,but she didn’t. We had almost given up hope,when one night ,two weeks after disappearing,there she was,skinny as anything,and absolutley starving hungry… We think she had been shut in somewhere for that amount of time. She never…

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