Friday, May 30, 2014
APPEAL FROM PENNY BOYD ON BEHALF OF NICK ELLERTON AND THEIR DOGS IN SRI LANKA
APPEAL FROM PENNY BOYD
ON BEHALF OF NICK ELLERTON AND THEIR DOGS IN SRI LANKA
When we arrived in Sri Lanka four years ago, we rented a house in Puttalam while we built our own home on a piece of land that we bought. Before even coming to Sri Lanka I agreed to have only 2 dogs.
Immediately upon arrival, we realised that the dog situation in Sri Lanka is heart-breaking, so many stray and unwanted dogs. I started to feed the strays around the rented house and treated their mange, lice and fleas and where possible had the bitches spayed (which is cheap to have done here). A drop in the ocean, but it made me feel better and gave comfort to a few dogs. Nick became particularly fond of one of these stray dogs, and named him `Pointer` because he said that he looked like an English pointer - which I might add was/is total rubbish! We discovered that Pointer had been abandoned by his family who had gone to Australia a few months beforehand and he was now fending for himself on the streets. When it came time to leave our rented house in Puttalam and move into our own home out in `the sticks` we both decided that we would come back as often as possible to continue feeding the dogs, which included Pointer. He had other ideas though. Read-on ….