In October 2019, the animal protection and rescue association RSPCA discovers with horror a family of dogs, left to fend for themselves outside a property. 8 brothers and sisters were saved with their mother, including Eric.
The 3-month-old puppy is taken to the shelter Birmingham Animal Centre and Hospitalbranch of the RSPCA. Unsurprisingly for the rescuers, he suffers from significant educational deficiencies due to his former way of life.
Indeed, immersed in adult life as a baby, he missed the crucial moments of his education: ” He is a perfect example of the importance of early exposure to ‘real life’ during the early stages of a dog’s development. “, explained a spokesperson for the refuge, relayed by The Mirror.
These key periods are necessary for the proper development of an animal, and Eric was deprived of it. But that’s not all that his irresponsible former master took away from him.
An endless legal process
In 2019, the RSPCA had taken legal action against the owner of the young dog. During the procedure, which lasted 2 years, Eric could not be placed for adoption. It was not until January 2021 that the verdict fell, making the man who owned the canines guilty.
From that moment, it was then possible to adopt the poor puppy, who had just lost 2 years of his life waiting at the shelter.
But the wait was still prolonged, because the pooch knew nothing other than the kennel and a nightmarish environment. As a result, he has a lot of trouble socializing: We have to look for a very special home where he can learn about life and develop his skills at a very slow pace ».
Although he has progressed with the help of the volunteers, he is still impulsive in situations he does not know. His future masters will have to continue the work begun in order to strengthen his self-confidence: “ We are looking for adopters who have breed experience or experience living and supporting with under-socialized dogs ».
Despite the consequences of his past, Eric remains a dog like the others and deserves to feel good, with caring parents.