Just a Reminder: Meet Lottie

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As you know I am running the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon in aid of the hardworking charity Dogs Aid. I thought I would write this post as a reminder of how awful humans can be to helpless animals.

Yesterday one of the girls we work with asked if we would mind looking after a dog for a couple of nights before she goes to her new home in Czech Republic and of course we said we would take her. We brought her home, she met our two dogs and they are all luckily getting on well! We noticed how timid and gentle she is straight away and how she only stayed close to me and didn’t really go near my husband which shows her distrust in men.

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Last night one of the ladies who rescued Lottie put a photo up on Facebook of how she looked when she saved her from the pound. Lottie was due to be put down on the day she was taken. If you don’t know, animals are put down only 5 DAYS after they arrive in the pound and most don’t get the chance to even be noticed by the general public. As you can see from the photo above, Lottie was treated horribly!! She was starved and had gangrene all over her body from being kept in disgusting conditions. We were appalled that the lovely sweet natured dog we had in our home was treated with such malice and she still has scars on her body as a reminder. She is only 2 years old. The sad thing is that so many other animals are treated like this and more often than not they are not even given a chance to find a loving home.

Our company Select PR works closely with Dogs Aid to try and get the word out about the charity but it is still very hard to raise funds. Personally, seeing this photo of Lottie has pushed me to try and raise even more money whilst running the mini marathon. I have some cash donations which aren’t up online so I would really appreciate it if you could donate something on my iDonate Page to show that you support the charity and to encourage others to give what they can.

Thank You.

“The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow.”

Dr. Diane Fossey, Woman in the Mists 

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