This month’s Adoptable Pet from Jaiya Animal Rescue
Name: Lucy (dog)
DOB: February 2010 (approx)
Health: She has just been spayed, vaccinated, dewormed and defleaed. She has a slight skin condition, but she’s taking medicine and will soon be back to her normal self. Friendly disposition and great on leash.
We first spotted Lucy in late September outside of our ground floor apartment. She was a very sorry sight indeed! She was extremely underweight and appeared to have recently had puppies. Lucy would quickly scamper away when she noticed us looking at her.
Over the next 3 weeks we spotted Lucy irregularly and neighbours in an adjacent apartment noticed that she seemed to have her home in a nearby garden bed. Inspection of the garden beds on several occasions failed to find Lucy or her puppies.
On October 7th my daughter and I were in the basement car park and we spotted Lucy. Although we were reluctant to make any advance towards her (due to her poor-looking state), Lucy seemed to be wanting some attention. A gentle word and some clicks of the fingers and we soon had a new friend! Lucy approached us very submissively, laid down and just wanted some love. I was amazed that a dog which had seen such hard times would be so trusting and affectionate. Lucy obviously has a very calm and submissive nature. No doubt, she would be an ideal family pet.
Lucy willingly followed us to our home, ate vigorously and she was very easy to place on a leash. She was craving some attention and we gave her plenty of pats before my husband was able to come and take her away for treatment.
We have not been able to locate any of Lucy’s puppies. Unfortunately we cannot foster Lucy ourselves but she stole our hearts in the short time we spent with her.
For more information about adopting Lucy, please contact JAR on [email protected], or come check her out on Sunday, Oct 16th, at the Cool Docks, 505 Zhongshan Nan Lu, near Fuxing Dong Lu(老码头，中山南路505号, 近复兴东路), from 11am to 3pm. The following adoption day will be Sunday, Nov 6th, at Papas Bierstube, Shanghai, Hongmei Road 3338, Hongmei Pedestrian Street 22-24 (德国乡村西餐厅，上海市闵行区虹梅路3338弄虹梅休闲街22-24号), from 11am to 3pm.
JAR is a non-profit small animal rescue group that is committed to protecting and improving the health and welfare of animals through pet health care, education, and the promotion of adoption / foster care as an alternative approach to purchasing animals. We are dedicated to domestic animal population control, promoting pet adoption / fostering and reducing the incidence of abandonment. Go to http://jarshanghai.wordpress.com/ to learn more.