The convalescent pool pups (Tees, Clifford, Dee, Don, Wiske, Lew) are all starting to look fat and almost ready for release, even little Wiske and Lew have started to get little bellies.
The three girls waiting for their release in nursery pool 2 (Hope, Ribble, Camel) are starting to get a bit fed up with waiting and can often be seen scratching at the barrier to the convalescents pool or showing off their hat tags to members of the public at the under water view window. The Animal Care Team hopes they will be release next week.
Teign, Brant and Lune are still in their nursery pool awaiting hat tagging. However, in the meantime they have been put on a diet as the Animal Care Team thought they had got rather large in the last week which may cause trouble when hat tagging occurs.
Taw has settled in well to life in a nursery pool and has been spotted spending a lot of time at the gate to the next door pool. The Animal Care Team think that he is probably getting a bit lonely and hope it wonít be long before he can be moved to the convalescents pool for some company.
Bubbles has now rejoined the round pool and seems to be a lot happier to be back with all his friends
All the pups in the round pool are doing very well Hoompah, Dinky, Winter and Dagger are now clear of their pox and the Animal Care Team hope the other pups in the pool (Ermine, Smokey, Clyde, Breezie), will not be far behind and they can soon start with their releases.
Gannel is doing well after initial worries that he may have swallowed some netting as he was having trouble eating and had lost some weight. However, after an x-ray on Tuesday he has been given the all clear from the vet and something to settle his tummy and is now eating well on his own and his wound is healing well. The Animal Care Team thinks he will make a full recovery.
Lastly the Animal Care Team have some sad news. Despite thinking he was on the road to recovery, Thomas, our resident cat, passed away at the weekend. He will be greatly missed by everyone at the sanctuary. He has been buried on site in a sunny spot up at the paddocks where he can keep a watchful eye on the Sanctuary that was his home for over 20 years.