Rescue home needed for dog from ‘kill shelter’

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A dog fosterer is looking for a loving home for a dog rescued from a Romanian ‘kill shelter’

Pat Kaye, from Lindfield, and a Haywards Heath music school have pooled funds to foster Pearl, a Romanian dog who was cast out on the streets of Romania.

According to voluntary organisation ‘Romanian Rescue Appeal’ Pearl was picked up by a ‘Kill Shelter’ - a squalid internment camp, where dogs are left to starve for two weeks before they are euthanised,

New laws in the country have forced thousands of families to abandon their dogs, where they are either killed, or rounded up by dog-catchers.

‘Romanian Rescue Appeal’ said it saved Pearl hours before she was to be euthanised, then Pat discovered her on Facebook.

Pat said: “I came across this situation on Facebook and was bombarded with frightful images of dogs that had been seriously starved and mutilated. There is still a mediaeval attitude towards animals amongst some Romanians. Charities post photographs of the dogs needing adoption or fostering and, even if you can do neither of those, it is possible to sponsor a rescued dog.

“This is what I did for Pearl. Rok Skool and I then talked it over and decided to jointly bring her over to the U.K. in order to find her a forever home. I am currently fostering her, but with four other dogs in the house it is sadly impossible for me to keep her permanently, much as I’d like to.

“She is the most adorable, friendly and sociable little soul, who loves my grandchildren, my other dogs, and our 16-year-old cat. completely clean in the house, sleeps through the night and just wants cuddles and to be loved.

Anyone interested in adopting Pearl should contact Pat on 07938 135 979.

Rok Skool, meanwhile, is staging a Kate Bush Benefit concert on July 12, at 7:30pm, Dane Hill Social Club, in aid of the Charity. For further details, go to

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