County Derry pooch saved from death at the pound needs ‘loving forever home’

Now 'playful and happy' Sasha needs a 'loving forever home'
Now 'playful and happy' Sasha needs a 'loving forever home'

A volunteer organisation that saved a “playful and happy” Staffie from certain death at a county Derry pound is now trying to find her a “loving forever home”.

Doggy foster carers from Pets Lost and Found NI have been looking after 10-year-old Sasha since she was rescued on June 27 last year.

They said her previous owner had abandoned the “underweight and unsettled” pooch after moving to a new home that did not allow pets.

Donna Hegarty, one of the organisation’s six volunteers, told the Mail: “Sasha is a Staffordshire bull terrier (Staffie) around 10-years-old.

“She came from Derry City Council pound where she was left by her previous owner due to moving home that didn’t allow pets.

“The pound was very full due to the amount of unwanted dogs and she was unlikely to picked due her breed and age which meant she would of been put to sleep if we had not saved her,” she added.

“She was underweight and quite unsettled when she came but is now full of health.

“Sasha is a loving dog,” she added, “she just loves to play ball or chew on a nyla-bone and is happy with a short walk once or twice a day.”

The group, which vet check, vaccinate, worm, de-flea and neuter all dogs that come into their care, said they can help - as an incentive - with any age related vet fees as she is an older dog.

And they are happy to rehouse her anywhere in Northern Ireland, but “she will need to be the only pet in a family with no children due to her history being unknown” and the fact that she doesn’t get along with other dogs.

All homes are ‘homechecked’ by the charity and where necessary references obtained from a vet. Follow-ups and updates are also given on all rehomed animals.