“I don’t really know what I did… At the time, I thought I must have done something bad because he and his friends started kicking me… I was so small I didn’t understand what was going on. Someone called the DSPCA saying that they saw a small puppy being kicked around by some kids. I don’t really remember but they said my front leg was broken in so many places that the vets decided that it would be better to get rid of it. It has never stopped me though. In my new house, I trained myself to keep up with two other dogs. The only challenge was to find an effective way to stop. It’s the hardest part about having three legs. So I developed a technique… When I’m running really fast and I need to stop, just I roll and tumble until I come to a full stop and then, I change direction and run again. I mastered this technique to a level that this is now my preferred way to stop. People find it hilarious but it works! Naoise, my new mom, was just a volunteer when I arrived to DSPCA as a cruelty case. I was her first foster dog ever. She should’ve only fostered me for a few weeks but she said, as soon as she saw me, she knew she would fail to give me back. She was always joking that she thought I would be the perfect dog for her because I wouldn’t chase her cats. Boy, was she wrong! Only three days after she took me home, I jumped off the couch chasing after one of them.”
Together with DSPCA & Small Dogs, Big City we want to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and raise awareness of the plight many different kinds of animals endure before ending up in rescue centres. By telling their stories, we hope to encourage people to adopt, not shop.