Scared rescue pup Pepper saved from the streets that terrified her
Pepper had such a tough start being abandoned as a pup. Today she is living a full and happy life in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire. This is her original story:
Pepper is a mere scrap of a thing who was flung on to the streets into a world she could not cope in.
We do not know for sure but we feel it is more than likely that Pepper was just the latest pup to be taken in by a family when tiny only to lose their ‘new toy’ feel.
So many pups are abandoned when only a few months old when their young pup entertainment turns from being funny into a responsibility.
Pepper appeared on the streets out of nowhere in June and she was immediately intimidated and bullied by the larger street dogs not impressed by the arrival of a rival mouth for available scraps.
We became aware of her when we suddenly began to see various posts from concerned ex-pats appear on various Facebook groups over there.
People were obviously concerned for this poor little girl as they sent out posts in the hope that the state-funded street dog charities might intervene.
After several days of this it was clear that nothing was being done for this girl and so AFOT Committee member Yvonne Gallant and her husband got in their car and went on the hunt.
They searched the areas where she had been reportedly seen but to no avail.
Then as they were about to drive away they saw something move under one of the parked cars.
They bent down to see a shaking, petrified Pepper cowering away under there. They managed to coax her out and she crawled out shaking like a leaf.
They immediately took her to the vet for a check over and some jabs before arranging for her to go directly into the AFOT foster care network.
When she first came into our care she was named Treacle but her new owner has requested a name change to Pepper so Pepper she is.
There is no way that Pepper will be able to go back to the streets. She quite clearly would never survive there.
Pepper is now recovering well in foster care where she is living with lots of other dogs.
She has been naturally a little timid at first but she is slowly gaining in confidence and coming out of herself.
In the right hands and with the right patient loving care and TLC she will grow into a spectacular young dog.
She loves her cuddles and fuss and she is now getting used to going out for walks on a lead. She is beginning to love life again.
All we need now is to find the right home for her in the UK.
So if you feel you could be that special person for one of our dogs 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 donation with all our dogs to help towards our costs.
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