Women rescue dog that was tied up and abandoned in Romania
11:59am Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
THE future looked bleak for Pirate the dog when he was abandoned by his owner, left tied up outside a supermarket in Romania.
The six-month-old mixed-breed, who was deaf and looked “like a skeleton”, added to the large number of homeless dogs in the country.
But thanks to an animal rescue group and two Radcliffe women, Pirate is now starting a new life.
He has been cared for by Magda Csatlos, who saw him on a Facebook group named “Animal rescue in memory of Peanut” and wanted to help.
He arrived in England three weeks ago to stay at Mrs Csatlos’ home in Haworth Walk, Radcliffe.
Mrs Csatlos, a former volunteer at Radcliffe’s RSPCA shop, said: “The fact that I have lived over there and have seen how the dogs are treated made me want to help. The dogs are like street dogs and just live free. They get hungry and starve or they are abandoned.
“He’s a wonderful little dog and he’s happy and playful. It surprised me after the cruel start to life he had.”
Pirate now has new owners, Shelly Sherlock, and her son Jack, aged 20, of Radcliffe New Road, Radcliffe.
He is currently staying with a friend as Ms Sherlock prepares to move house.
She said: “He’s a really good dog, he’s got a good temperament and he’s lovely.
“My son is willing to give him the care and attention he needs. It’s harder to train a deaf dog.
“It’s nice that we can help him rather than going to buy a different dog.”
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