Monday, 23 November 2009

Uni dog

Rupert, our beagle that belonged to the University Surgery Department was one of 4 beagles that are used for surgery research (PhD). Unfortunately when time came to alternate the dogs the other 3 were euthanised because they were not thought to be able to function in a family enviroment. Rupert, however, was spared and we were asked whether we could take him, or he too would be put to sleep. Thankfully Rebecca offered to foster Rupert almost immediately and he is thriving beyond expecation in his fosterhome! The life at university is not one that any dog really should have to go through, living in metal kennels 24/7, sitting in their own urine and faeces. It seems, though, that Rupert has put this all behind him :)

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