Vote for Dylan in the PDSA Pet Survivor Awards!
Back in September we told the story of Dylan and his pal Ben, who were callously abandoned in Wales. Their amazing comeback from the brink brought them many admirers, including Sighthound ezine.
But now, the story continues with another turn in the tail, as we hear from Dylan’s adopter Jamie, who recaps on the brave boy’s fight to survive and Dylan’s new exciting challenge:
‘Our dog Dylan (who was Bill) appeared in your autumn issue of Sighthound ezine. Dylan is now in the final 6 of the PDSA Pet Survivor Awards (and appeared in the Express this weekend!).
Dylan was found in July on deaths door. He was emaciated, covered in painful sores and mange, and had been abandoned on a country lane. A kind man found him and another dog whilst driving and drove them to the local pound. Staff at the pound did not expect Dylan to survive the night and said it was the worst case of neglect they had seen; he had no fur and was so malnourished that he was skeletal. Despite the odds, it soon became apparent what a fighter Dylan is.
He spent weeks in the pound in isolated, overcoming terrible contagious mange. He then was taken on by Hounds First Sighthound Rescue and put into one of their brilliant foster homes. The moment we saw his picture, we fell in love. We adopted him in September and he has settled so well with us and our 2 year old working cocker spaniel. 5 months later, whilst still hand shy and a little underweight, he is proving to be very loving and determined and is on his way to full rehabilitation. He has touched the lives of many and has a Facebook group with a legion of fans following his progress. His terrible start in life breaks our heart, but we feel blessed it led him to us – to us he is very special.
The winner is reliant on public votes so we are trying to push for him as much as possible! Voting costs £2 (plus standard network rate) which goes to support the amazing work the PDSA do, as is done by texting ‘Vote Dylan’ to 70099.
Voting closes Sunday 14th December. We would be honoured if you would feature him once again in Sighthound ezine, to not only help him receive votes but also to highlight dog neglect, and the fantastic work that rescue centres do’.
We will be sure to feature Dylan in the New Year and if you havent yet submitted your vote here’s the link: