Many people spent Christmas at home with families, but it was ‘business as usual’ for staff at the Dogs Trust Bridgend rehoming centre as they spent the festive season caring for a Dachshund pup handed in on Christmas Day.
The nine-week-old pup, named after the fictional reindeer Dasher, was handed in because his owners were sadly unable to keep him.
Dasher spent Christmas enjoying lots of fun and games at the centre, but lived up to his name and quickly found a new home.
Angela Wetherall, Dogs Trust Bridgend rehoming centre manager, said: “Christmas is always a really busy time for us, but we had staff on hand to take in the puppy and care for him over the festive period. In this case, the owners acted responsibly by bringing him to us to find a home for him, but we see so many unwanted puppies simply abandoned because they were born as a result of the parents not being neutered.
“Neutering is hugely important to avoid situations like this occurring, and saves the heartbreak of giving up an unwanted litter when owners realise they are unable to care for them.”