Berry 9 weeks go.....
When we found Berry on the streets, she was in a world of pain with her skin as hard as stone and pieces flaking off, she was emaciated, her hips and ribs were protruding and it was clear she needed extensive treatment to ensure her survival.
You can read all about Berry's rescue here......Berry Rescue Blog
Berry 7 weeks ago.....
Berry arrived at our staff member Tamsin's. On arrival she found an area of the garden which is secluded with a cubby area and found her safe place.
Berry - 5 weeks ago
Berry had come a long way in just 3 weeks at Tamsin's, her fur was really showing but the trust wasn't there, You can read Berrys progress at 5 weeks here.......Berry Tranformation at 5 weeks Blog
Berry last 2 weeks
Over the last 2 weeks Berry has started to explore the garden for longer at a time, a huge step has been allowing Tamsin her fosterer to be in the garden at the same time as her without running and hiding in her safe place.
Berry has made friends with the neighbors cat, this has helped Berry gain a little confidence, especially when she see Tamsin and the cat together, she makes little noises, gets excited and becomes playful from a distance.
Berry has started to play in the garden, she will pick up and rip coconut leaves, last week Tamsin left a ball out and watched her pick it up and play, this is a great sign she is starting to feel a little more relaxed.
Berry has a very long way to go but we are so pleased with her progress in such a short time, learning to trust again after all she has been through can't be easy and step by step we will follow her on this new journey.
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Street Dog Skin Care
Street dogs in Sri Lanka suffer from a variety of life-threatening skin conditions.
Worms, ticks, mites and other skin parasites, can be agonising for a street dog. Often, they will lose their fur, scratch until they bleed, or in some cases, scratch themselves to death.
The great news is with special skin care these dog’s lives can be transformed. Alongside our mobile field sterilisation clinic, Dogstar is running an ongoing monthly program to treat dogs with skin problems and other health issues in and around the Negombo area.
One treatment for one dog costs just £10.