Rescued from a terrible death camp, little Nellie needs a very special home

Nelly is one of nine dogs rescued from certain death at a filthy disease ridden Turkish death camp where they had no food, water or medical care. So very ill, Nelly had a huge protruding vaginal tumour, blood parasites and severe scabies. She had hardly a hair left on her body and was totally emaciated. A vaginal tumour is the result of many dogs mounting her as an un-neutered female.

Nelly at the vets

For three weeks she was so poorly she didn’t move out of her basket and wasn’t strong enough to undergo the vital chemotheraphy treatment she so badly needed to survive. She was so weak and undernourished and after three weeks the tumour was horrific.

She was so sore and poorly

Nelly was losing blood badly and it was imperative she began her treatment even though we knew she really wasn’t strong enough, if she didn’t start now she would not survive.

Nelly was such a good patient

It shows just how determined to live Nelly was because she did survive and as she went through her fortnightly sessions of chemo the tumour started to shrink, her beautiful thick white coat started to grow back and she started to eat well. She had five sessions of the special chemotheraphy that is used to cure this type of cancer and is now cancer free.

Nelly with caring foster carer Yvonne Gallant

That was in October 2021 and six months on, although Nelly toilets and eats on her own, she does not move out of her basket – her safe place. She will toilet next to her basket and eat when no one is looking. She has a good appetite and likes to listen and watch and follow you with her stunning grey eyes,/green but she isn’t interested in anything more, although seems to like to be stroked.

Nelly showing off her beautiful coat

When she goes in the car to the vets she will sit up and look about and show interest and the vets have confirmed there is nothing physically wrong with her.

Nelly likes her trips in the car to the vets

Nelly needs one to one special attention and tender loving care in a home with people who will have the patience to bring her out of her solitude. This may take some time and be an ongoing commitment so it will take someone very special, but we know there is someone out there waiting especially for Nelly – is it you?

Those gorgeous grey/green eyes

We think now is the time for Nelly to move on with her life. She has so much to give, but we need to find the right home. If you think that could be you then please check out what’s involved in taking on one of our rescue dogs by clicking this link and reading our Dog Adoption Policy guidelines.

A home check is always made and while there is no adoption fee required, we do ask for a voluntary donation to help towards our costs.

If you want to register your interest in Nelly or are interested in providing a loving home for one of our rescue dogs in general then please complete and submit our Dog Adoption Registration form.