THE RSPCA’s Mornington Animal Care Centre celebrated National Dog Day on Friday 26 August by giving a pooch and her litter of pups a new lease on life.
Held every year to celebrate all dog breeds, both mixed and pure, National Dog Day recognises the selfless work family and working dogs do each day to save lives, provide safety and bring comfort.
It also seeks to spread awareness of the number of dogs that are abandoned and in need of rescuing each year.
New mother “Kelly”, who is a mixed breed, was abandoned alongside her seven five-week old puppies in early August.
She was taken in and cared for by a family before being surrendered to the RSPCA Mornington Animal Care Centre.
Centre manager Abby Laskey said Kelly had been in poor condition when the “good samaritans” found her.
“Her health has improved significantly in their care and we will continue to ensure she gets better here at the Mornington Care Centre,” she said.
Upon her arrival, Kelly was christened with her name and the Care Centre staff soon decided to keep with the “K” theme.
Her family now consists of Kirt, Kylie, Kim, Kanye, Kole, Kyle and Kit.
Ms Laskey said the puppies were doing well and were now ready for adoption.
“We are always on the lookout for foster carers, not just for puppies but for adult dogs as well,” she said.
“Some of the adult dogs seized by our inspectors can be with us for quite some time while legal proceedings are in place, so it’s wonderful for them to have a break from the centre and experience a home environment.”
The Mornington Animal Care Centre is located at 553 Pass Road, Mornington.
For more information, phone 6332 8200.