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. To be certain of exactly what the nature and extent of these were, DBARC arranged for specialist scans and diagnostics. Veterinary care like this can be extremely costly but with the funds we raise each year with Schnauzerfest, financing cases like Penny is less of a worry for a small rescue than it usually would be. DBARC have always done the best for the animals in their care, Schnauzerfest helps them to continue this thoroughly responsible approach to rehoming and adoption.
Penny eventually had everything she needed to be ready to head off to her new home in Cardiff with 13 year old Aimee, her canine sister Frankie and the rest of her family. They all came along to meet Penny for the first time at the DBARC July 2018 Summer Fun Day. Aimee heard about the work of DBARC and became committed to campaigning against puppy farming by reading Janetta’s books.
UPDATE Dec 2018
Since adopting Penny - who is now fit and healthy thanks to the early care and treatment provided by DBARC - Aimee now writes a regular blog, has met politicians, been to a meeting in Westminster with the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and invited the Secretary of State for Wales to take Penny for a walk on the beach at Barry Island in October 2018. She is a Schnauzerfest-inspired powerhouse!
Aimee’s blog can be read here frankieandpennyspuppyfarm.blog