Mila

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 badly infected and since she was vet assessed on Friday she’s been on antibiotics and pain relief. It must be the first time in her life that anyone has cared about her, soothed her and eased her pain.

Mila, in her cosy onesie enjoying the winter sun at DBARC, in her first weekend with the team.

Mila, in her cosy onesie enjoying the winter sun at DBARC, in her first weekend with the team.

But, it’s hoped that her other eye can be saved and in due course, sight in it restored. However, before Mila can get to that specialist treatment, her weight needs to be increased with good nutrition and special dietary care, her tumour removed, and her infected ears and rotten teeth dealt with. All of this is entirely preventable, all of this is down to severe neglect in the puppy farm.

For now, she is enjoying her first days of freedom being surrounded by humans who care, and who will devote themselves to providing everything she needs so that one day she can go on to live a normal, pain-free life. One free from cruelty and neglect, one rich in love and kindness.

In the video below, taken today, we see waggy tails and an obvious wish to enjoy the treats, the fresh air, the understanding human and canine company she is surrounded by now.

This is what supporting the work of DBARC means with every donation made.