"Chase, Rosie & Nico" - Adopted 2014
Cold, hungry, confused and scared. At just 4 weeks of age these innocent and defenceless puppies were taken away from their mother, placed in a cardbox box and dumped in a local park. Luckily a lady out walking stumbled across the box and the puppies and was quick to come to their aid and kept them safe and secure until we could reach them.
After receiving a good feed, a trip to the vets for a health check and checked into their awesome foster families for some much needed TLC. These cute puppies quickly developed into fun loving, gentle natured characters.
They were all pre-adopted and at 8 weeks of age they all headed off to begin their new adventures in their loving new forever homes.
This case is another reminder of the importance of dog owners taking responsibility and de-sexing their dogs, to stop the breeding of unwanted litters.
Bear - 'Unwanted Pound Pup to Detector Dog Super Star!'
Bear the Labrador was surrendered to the pound as his owner was struggling to keep him contained on his property. New Lives Animal Rescue were called and Bear was transferred into our care for re-homing.
After just a few days in our care, it become very obvious that this young, energetic Labrador needed to work. His desire for a toy was massive, we contacted Guus Knoopers from K9 Detection Services to come and assess Bears potential as a working dog. After meeting Bear, Guus was quick to take Bear under his wing, and his intensive training programme and new journey began.
In September 2015, New Lives Rescue received the exciting news that Bear had successfully completed his training. He is now an actively working detector dog, using his new found skills to sniff out narcotics, and he is loving every minute of his new career!
Guus fell in love with Bear, and had nothing but praise for the pup, simply stating "Bear was born for this job!"