Arriving in Romania
In November 2019 some of our volunteer team headed off to Romania on an outreach trip. Their aim was to care for stray dogs, help out in the safe shelters and try to save as many dogs from the kill-shelters as was possible in the short few days they were there.
When they arrived in Romania, their first stop was a local supermarket to stock up on dog food and treats. Although they took as much as their luggage allowance permitted, they knew from past experience that it would never be enough.
As they left the store a small puppy came running over to the team, as if somehow she knew that these people were her to help her. Aside from being very hungry, she was also injured and limping on a swollen leg. The team took one look at her and knew there was no way they were going to be leaving her on the streets to suffer for a single moment more! They immediately rang one of the safe shelters the rescue works with and arranged for this little girl to be picked up.
Safe at last
How is that for a Lidl Christmas miracle?
A message from Lidl's family on her progress:
"Just an update on Lidl.. she is truly the best dog anyone could ever wish for, she has got such a lovely temperament. Loves her cuddles, strokes and kisses with all of us. She is settling in really well. Lidl has learnt to sit and stay, although a bit more trick when eating food, but she is getting the hang of it. She is learning to lie down, ad paw at the moment and getting better every time. She is getting lots of praise and rewards when she tries something new or does a command. She;s getting used to going into the garden to go to the toilet. She loves her play time and can fetch her ball and she likes to play tug with us."
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