As a puppy, she suffered distemper – a viral disease that can often prove deadly and leave survivors with nervous system damage for the rest of their lives.In Damaris’ case, while she’s now healthy, it cost her an eye and left her with a permanent twitch.
Despite her hard start in life, the team was surprised to find that the ‘gentle’ girl was happy being around both people and other dogs almost straight right away.
In a video made by the team, they credit someone in Damaris’ native Romania for nursing her to health and helping her learn to trust.
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She was brought to the team via bus in October and went to a foster home in a matter of days, where a post on the organisation’s page says she ‘settled in brilliantly’.And by the end of the month, she was adopted by a woman called Louise and her family, which includes a new dog sibling for Damaris called Jerry.
Louise said: ‘Thank you so much for letting us home Damaris. It’s safe to say we all fell in love with her straight away.
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‘She’s hilarious and feisty and doesn’t let anything hold her back – she’s definitely the boss of the house.‘She’s fitted in right away, if she’s not sleeping she’s playing with Jerry or telling him off when he snores.
‘When I saw her photo my heart melted, and I know I would do anything I could to give her a good life.
‘Her missing eye and tremors make her even more special to us.’
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The Facebook post goes on to point out that dogs like Damaris can often get left behind.
‘It just shows why we should be giving these beautiful souls their chance.’
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