Happy Paws save pups from kill shelter

Happy Paws recue dog SUS-140509-114405001
Happy Paws recue dog SUS-140509-114405001

Dog rescue service Happy Paws saved the lives of three Golden Retrievers and a Labrador as they continue their vital work.

They are now seeking good homes for the furry friends who were rescued from a kill shelter in Serbia.

“I am so happy that they are out of that hell-hole,” said Lisa Smart, founder of the charity.

“One boy is blind in one eye and they are all very underweight and have sores. They are about 18 months old but we will work our magic and secure the very best for these guys because they so deserve it.”

The news follows a successful appeal to fly retriever pups Milly and Mikey into the country.

Little Poppy was also re-homed in August after she was at risk of being put to sleep.

Lisa set up Happy Paws Puppy Rescue with the aim of rescuing puppies who, through no fault of their own, would be at risk of being put to sleep because no-one wanted them.

“I have been working alongside other dog rescuers for a year so I was able to gain much needed experience, understanding and knowledge,” Lisa told the Gazette last month. “It soon became evident that too many puppies were being put to sleep because homes could not be found quickly enough.”

“Through Happy Paws I now have built up a network of organisations which will let me know when a puppy is in need.”

She relies almost entirely on donations and has been overwhelmed by the support she has received form generous local residents.

They helped secure her first ever rescue. Little Cindy was picked up from London and spent four days in Lisa’s home with her own two golden retrievers. A suitable home was found shortly afterwards.

Lisa also offers advice on choosing and buying puppies. In order to rescue more puppies, Lisa needs more help with fundraising. If you can support the charity or would like some advice you can email her at: Lisasmart213@aol.com