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.
Dora and Cilla were both rescued from puppy farms and adopted together by Schnauzerfest supporters Kathleen and Mel. Cilla had double cataract surgery to restore her vision, but had a few complications in one eye and has only limited vision in it. However, this doesn’t affect her enjoyment of life with sisters Dora and Schnapps.