Woody's set for Christmas after Dogs Trust support - The Evesham Observer

Woody's set for Christmas after Dogs Trust support

Evesham Editorial 22nd Dec, 2023   0

A FORMER stray dog will be spending Christmas in his forever home after staff at Dogs Trust Evesham supported him.

Woody, a one year old Cocker Spaniel, was discovered as a sickly stray and taken in earlier this year.

It was suspected he might have parvovirus, a highly contagious and often-fatal virus known for causing severe illness.

Thanks to Dogs Trust Evesham, Woody defied the odds is now gearing up for his first festive season in a loving home.

Woody was adopted in April 2023 by Lisa and Matt Turley, and since then his confidence has been shining through

He is now relishing home comforts, with his paws up in front of the fire and looking forward to experiencing his first-ever doggy Christmas dinner.

Chris Slight, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Evesham, said:

“When Woody first came into us, he was an incredibly poorly boy.

“However, our team has worked hard to support his recovery, and we’re thrilled to have been part of his journey, especially as he gears up for his first Christmas in a loving home.

“Every dog deserves to find their special someone, and this doesn’t change because it’s Christmas. Dog ownership is a wonderful thing, but, as our slogan says, A Dog is for Life, Not Just for Christmas.

“Dog ownership is a lifelong commitment which must be carefully considered. We’re pleased that Woody has found a home, not just for this Christmas but for many more to come.”

Lisa Turley expressed the immediate bond that formed between the couple and Woody:

“We saw Woody on the Dogs Trust website and just knew we had to apply.

“While initially disheartened by our unsuccessful attempt, our spirits were lifted when we received a call informing us that the previous family had reconsidered.

“We didn’t hesitate to say yes. We are excited to have Woody with us for Christmas. The staff at Dogs Trust Evesham clearly cared for him, and because he’s been through so much, we feel even more connected to him.”

To learn more about Woody’s story or to find out more about adopting a dog, please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/evesham.

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