We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoCustard Cream was one of 27 dogs and puppies who came into the care of Hope Rescue in Wales after being seized from an illegal breeder in February. The Bichon Frise was in a terrible state with overgrown matted fur, and rescuers even feared for the life of her and her unborn pup.
But Custard Cream is now unrecognisable after a haircut and lots of TLC from the charity.She has given birth via C-section to a puppy, called Garibaldi, and the pair are doing well.Sara Rosser, head of welfare at Hope Rescue, said the dogs rescued from the illegal breeder were in some of the worst conditions she had ever seen.Custard Cream was in a terrible state with overgrown matted fur (Image: HOPE RESCUE)Rescuers even feared for the life of the pooch and her unborn pup (Image: HOPE RESCUE)
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Ms Rosser said: “You never know what you’re walking into when you’re asked to come and collect dogs but the conditions we came up against during this rescue were absolutely terrible and unacceptable.
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"The dogs were in an awful state, their fur matted and caked in dirt, some to the point of not being able to see or walk comfortably.”
The dogs and puppies underwent vet checks and grooms before being moved to loving foster homes.READ MORE: Rescue dog who was kept in locked bedroom receives no applicationsCustard Cream, pictured with her pup Garibaldi, is now unrecognisable (Image: HOPE RESCUE)Little Garibaldi is doing well (Image: HOPE RESCUE)
Their numbers have almost doubled to 45 after all the pregnant dogs gave birth.The breeds include Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Pugs, Dachshunds and Bichon Frises.
The charity said it was an example of low-welfare breeding to maximise profits.
DON'T MISSThree 'small but mighty' chihuahuas looking for special home togetherElderly rescue dog struggling in kennels desperate to find loving homeRescue dog overlooked as adopters put off by age and health issuesTwo of the other dogs, Madeline (l) and Biscuit (r), rescued from the illegal breeder (Image: HOPE RESCUE) Hope Rescue was contacted by the local authority and Regional Trading Standards Investigation Team and the animals were signed over this week following an initial court hearing.
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The charity estimates the total cost of preparing them for rehoming, including neutering, to be £15,000.
It comes at a time when it is facing high demand with people giving up dogs following the lockdown puppy boom and amid the cost of living crisis.
Be Diligent about Vet Visits. “Don’t wait for the signs,” Dr. Becker stresses. Focus on “prevention first.” Pets age fast, and when it comes to illness they are programmed to mask weakness, “they’re naturally secretive.” One to two visits a year is ideal, but if you suspect a problem, don’t hesitate, and don’t self-diagnose. “In the last two years I’ve seen four or five cases where people went to the internet for help, and by the time they get to the vet it’s too late,” says Dr. Becker.
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