Pet lovers fight to save disabled Bulgarian dog homed in Newport

South Wales Argus: SAVED: Bobi the Bulgarian dog is severely disabled and has attracted the attention of more than 10,000 animal lovers SAVED: Bobi the Bulgarian dog is severely disabled and has attracted the attention of more than 10,000 animal lovers

MORE than 10,000 animal lovers are fighting to save a Bulgarian disabled dog now living in Newport from being put to sleep.

Bobi, a three-year-old terrier was brought into the country on December 21 by animal charities K9 Rescue and Action Aid for Animals which help bring disadvantaged animals into the country to be rehomed.

Bobi is severely disabled and is paralysed in both back legs. Action Aid for Animals say he was cleared by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs as fit to enter the UK.

But RSPCA officers visited the home of Jayne Jones, an Action Aid for Animals worker, in Newport on December 27 after she was only caring for Bobi for two hours to retrieve the dog to take him to the vets. The RSPCA were concerned with a deep open wound on one of his legs and took Bobi to Summerhill Veterinary Centre in Newport where it was deemed that Bobi should be put to sleep.

Concerns were raised about Bobi’s welfare by his first foster carer who looked after him on Christmas Eve in Gloucestershire but after 24 hours was unable to maintain the level of care Bobi required. Due to his condition the vets spoke to the police, who took him on veterinary advice and legally signed him over to the RSPCA’s care.

A campaign by Action Aid for Animals has led to more than 10,172 signatures on Change.org petitioning against the decision to euthanise Bobi. Bobi’s owners asked for a second opinion and he has now been seen by five independent vets, all of whom believe the kindest option is for him to be put to sleep.

He was taken yesterday to Langford Veterinary Services at Bristol University, who said there are long-term treatment options available as long as Bobi can be kept comfortable. Owners Michelle and Jayne Jones will be collecting Bobi today.

Action Aid for Animals said: “We cannot thank you all enough for your incredible support, one giant victory for a small dog.”

Newport RSPCA Centre has had to take down its Facebook page due to the amount of posts about Bobi, even though it hasn’t been involved in the case.

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9:46am Tue 31 Dec 13

ncfcr says...

Is this for real? What a waste of time and resource.
Is this for real? What a waste of time and resource. ncfcr

10:28am Tue 31 Dec 13

Magor says...

Even the dogs are coming here.
Even the dogs are coming here. Magor

11:37am Tue 31 Dec 13

county mad says...

For all the good yhey do the RSPCA can be very high-handed and too quick to put an animal down. I will still support them tho I have reservations.
For all the good yhey do the RSPCA can be very high-handed and too quick to put an animal down. I will still support them tho I have reservations. county mad

12:24pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Katie Re-Registered says...

Aw...he's beautiful:) I don't mind animals coming over here from abroad - bit wary of mass immigration of alligators, tarantulas, red-backed spiders, tigers and that sort of thing though!
Aw...he's beautiful:) I don't mind animals coming over here from abroad - bit wary of mass immigration of alligators, tarantulas, red-backed spiders, tigers and that sort of thing though! Katie Re-Registered

12:25pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Jonnytrouble says...

So sad that this animal was brought to OUR kind considering Country because of the lack of money in Bulgaria to help Bobi from his suffering, just goes to show WE have people who care and WE have the charities who do it NOT the taxpayer this time
So sad that this animal was brought to OUR kind considering Country because of the lack of money in Bulgaria to help Bobi from his suffering, just goes to show WE have people who care and WE have the charities who do it NOT the taxpayer this time Jonnytrouble

1:29pm Tue 31 Dec 13

GardenVarietyMushroom says...

Ah, the dogs get treated like people, and the people get treated like dogs.

Yep, we live in a well adjusted society.
Ah, the dogs get treated like people, and the people get treated like dogs. Yep, we live in a well adjusted society. GardenVarietyMushroom

4:53pm Tue 31 Dec 13

mintex says...

Same old crap from the R.S.P.C.A, put the dog to sleep, I have had dealings with them in the past where I reported a dog being kept in a small wooden box close to a flooded river in Brecon, after endless calls to them yes you guessed it, they did NOTHING, bloody RSPCA waste of space.
Same old crap from the R.S.P.C.A, put the dog to sleep, I have had dealings with them in the past where I reported a dog being kept in a small wooden box close to a flooded river in Brecon, after endless calls to them yes you guessed it, they did NOTHING, bloody RSPCA waste of space. mintex

4:55pm Tue 31 Dec 13

mintex says...

mintex wrote:
Same old crap from the R.S.P.C.A, put the dog to sleep, I have had dealings with them in the past where I reported a dog being kept in a small wooden box close to a flooded river in Brecon, after endless calls to them yes you guessed it, they did NOTHING, bloody RSPCA waste of space.
Well done to all those who helped save this little dog.
[quote][p][bold]mintex[/bold] wrote: Same old crap from the R.S.P.C.A, put the dog to sleep, I have had dealings with them in the past where I reported a dog being kept in a small wooden box close to a flooded river in Brecon, after endless calls to them yes you guessed it, they did NOTHING, bloody RSPCA waste of space.[/p][/quote]Well done to all those who helped save this little dog. mintex

4:59pm Tue 31 Dec 13

mintex says...

This little dog has just ONE life, yes just ONE and yet the over reacting RSPCA wanted to take it away from him. I would NEVER support them again.
This little dog has just ONE life, yes just ONE and yet the over reacting RSPCA wanted to take it away from him. I would NEVER support them again. mintex

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