The importance of dogs – Mawgan’s story

Why is it important to encourage education about treating Animals well? Apart from the obvious things, that they are sentient beings and feel pain and fear, they are also amazing […]

Why is it important to encourage education about treating Animals well? Apart from the obvious things, that they are sentient beings and feel pain and fear, they are also amazing intelligent animals that help humans in many ways.  Medical detection dogs can now save peoples lives, PAT dogs comfort the elderly and sick, bomb detection dogs save soldiers at war, dogs lead the blind and make their lives safe..the list goes on.

Yet still we hear ignorant people making an excuse that a dog is just a dog and so has no value or worth, that they can be used for fighting, breeding, or abandon it, not feed it and not get treatment for it when it is sick…..this is every day in Spain and the reason why we do what we do….

When Mawgan was rescued he was not even born.  Freckles/ now Meg, ( a Pointer) was pregnant and the Farmer who we had been visiting to explain his animals were in poor conditions and not looked after, planned to drown them at birth.  He told us this in matter of fact way, as though it was the most normal thing in the world to do.  Birth control for animals here consists of pups and kittens being drowned, thrown in bins, left in fields to suffer and die.

More than anything we need education, sterilisation and the encouragement of reporting cruelty, so the authorities can acknowledge the problems.

When we rescued Freckles, we also rescued Rudy the Pointer Dad, Goldie, who was also a contender for Dad, (Freckles gave birth to 8 pups, all homed) and a number of other dogs that were all desperately in need of taking care of….

Now Mawgan lives a happy life in the UK, with his Family who he brings such joy to.  Mawgan’s family tell us how when he goes out and about everyone has to stop and ask about him and he loves it, nothing bothers him, when anyone comes to the house he just wags his tail and has to say hello, he loves kids and all other dogs.

Mawgan goes to Stratford dog training every Thursday night, he thinks he goes to play with the rest of the dogs.  He has his own Agility course in the field at home and a trainer comes and gives him a lesson every Wednesday and he loves it. The Family own Apalcas and when out in the field with the Alpacas, Mawgan has to run up and kiss them .  He even did the race for life recently.

Its over a year now since Mawgan's rescue and arrival in his new home; he was worth every moment of the difficulties Actin have with rescuing these dogs and then providing care for them until they are adopted.

Please help Actin to save many more dogs like Mawgan and to fight for the recognition they deserve, of being more than worthwhile in our world.

Rudy's rescue story here, how Mawgan came to be