A sick dog who was left abandoned outside an animal shelter just before Christmas is still looking for a loving family to take her in.
Beau, an ‘affectionate’ seven-year-old Rottweiler, was tied to a metal post and left to her own devices more than six months ago.
The poor animal had a severe ear infection that left her in agony and caused her head to tilt.
She was left outside the Dog’s Trust rehoming centre in Finglas, Dublin, and has since had veterinary treatment for her ear and to have tumours removed, but has yet to find her forever home.
Niamh Curran-Kelly, veterinary and welfare manager at Dogs Trust Ireland, said: “Beau is doing really well, none of the conditions she has are active at the moment and she is currently not on any medication.
“However, she may develop lumps in the future and if she does, they will need prompt veterinary intervention. She also has pancreatitis, which will need management with a very specific diet.”
CCTV footage released by the Trust showed two people walking up to the gates with the dog on a lead last December.
They were seen putting the lead over a metal post before leaving Beau behind and walking off.
Upon veterinary examination, it was discovered that Beau was in extreme pain from an ear infection that caused her head to tilt.
She also needed surgeries to remove several tumours. Beau has since recovered and been enjoying life with her foster family.
The dog is now ready to move to a permanent home and the Trust hopes making an appeal for the right owner will help.
Given the number of complicated veterinary issues she has, Beau will need a very special home with people who are willing and financially able to care for her into her old age.
Beau is described as an affectionate dog who enjoys snoozing on the sofa. She would do best in an adult-only home where she is the only pet so she can enjoy all the love and attention.
She also needs a home with a securely enclosed garden she can run around in.
Despite her past, Beau has a lot of love to give to the right family, the Trust says.
Anyone interested in adopting her is asked to call Dogs Trust Ireland on 01-8791000.