Nova was one of several dogs, all taken into rescue at the same time. All were in various states of neglect, having spent their entire lives up to the point of rescue, being confined in the grim conditions of a puppy farm. All had a variety problems but it was clear Nova also had serious eye problems. This affected how she engaged with humans in the new world in which she found herself.
Mila is one of 6 schnauzers recently taken into the safe sanctuary of the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre having been rescued from puppy farms. Mila is severely underweight, has a huge mammary tumour and will need at least one of her damaged eyes removing. It’s hoped her other can be saved and sight restored.
When Penny was first assessed by the vets at the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre it was clear that she had a number of potentially serious medical issues, including heart problems.
Only Bronwyn will truly know the horrors she endured at the puppy farm, however the evidence of what it’s left her with are seen everyday. The resistance to walk through doorways, not approaching her family if they’re stood full height; cowering if anyone gets too close; noises we all take for granted that frighten her and make her run off to her safe place.
When Twinklet arrived at DBARC, nobody could have guessed that the dog who had just been saved from death after being dumped in a field with dreadful injuries would become quite the starlet she eventually did. Twinklet has become iconic for the work and dedication of the DBARC team and the successful outcomes that collaboration with Schnauzerfest brings.
A few weeks ago Merlin arrived at DBARC having left a life of neglect and cruelty. He had multiple physical and emotional injuries that had been inflicted during years in the breeding industry. The most obvious concern as a huge leg tumour but in addition his first dental revealed a mouth full of terribly worn down teeth, many of which needed removing.