Just a note to remind people that human relatives and friends are not the only ones to be adversely impacted when someone is battling cancer. Pets also suffer, and in many cases, it can also mean loss of their own lives or homes, as well as their loved one. "Ronnie", a beautiful Maltese terrier, about 8 years old, still young in spirit and very loving, has been surrendered by his male owner, who is very unwell and currently receiving chemotherapy. Ronnie was surrendered on 27 November and is at Canterbury Pound (Fairford Road)NSW. The shelter Ph no. 97096844 ,Hours 9-7 M-F, 9-12 Sat &Sun. With so many dogs at this time of year in pounds, Ronnie has yet to be adopted. His previous owner is maintaining contact with the pound to see if he has found a home. If you have a look at Ronnie at the link below you'll see how gorgeous he is:- www.dolforums.com.au/index.php?showtopic=154698 (or go to www.dogzonline.com.au, forums, rescue, urgent, canterbury pound) He is the second one down, after Cairo, another dog. Ronnie cc145 Male maltese. He has already been there for nearly a month - they cannot keep him forever (you know what that means....) Please, if you know anyone who would love to own a beautiful little dog like this, let them know about Ronnie asap. You would be providing one cancer sufferer with peace of mind in this respect at least. Or just, somehow, spread the word..... - This was posted by Margpie, an animal lover(who lives interstate and already has too many pets/animal rescues.)
Good morning A short note to let you know I've posted your message up on our electronic bulletin board at work... hopefully will reach someone who can take in Ronnie. We have our relative's dog with us too but feel guilty as he has been incidentally neglected while we are visiting at the hospice... although it's wonderful we can take him there to visit and we're doing our best to keep his routine as normal as possible. It's true what they say about dogs being very tuned in to their owner... he became very clingy to my mum-in-law a few months before her diagnosis, so he must have sensed it. I hope Ronnie is able to find a home, he looks a delightful companion! Take care Zoe
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.