Penny’s first Christmas is filled with love!

One dog that is looking forward to a loving Christmas is eight-year-old Jack Russell terrier, Penny, who was cared for by staff here at The Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home.


Penny was dumped on a train station platform last December – covered in sore scabs and suffering from an eye infection that left her blind.

RSPCA inspector Jen Wildman, who rescued Penny, said: “A woman told vets she’d seen the little terrier being left at the train station by a woman who then jumped onto a train and left the platform.”


“We believe Penny had spent her whole life as a puppy factory, churning out puppy after puppy. I suspect she’s never known real love or life as a proper pet; until now. She was in such a state: her whole body was covered in sore scabs and scrapes, and she had awful infections in both ears and eyes.”


Poor little Penny had to spend a month in the hospital and had to have both her eyes removed.

She now lives with Steph Lane, in Cheltenham, and is looking forward to a bright and loving Christmas.


Steph said: “Penny will certainly be spoiled this Christmas; she’ll have her own little presents wrapped up under the tree and I’m sure she’ll get some special treats while we’re eating our lunch. She loves frozen peas so I expect I’ll sneak her some of those!

“Penny is the greatest Christmas gift I could have ever asked for; and I’m so glad that finally, after so many years of hardship and neglect, that, this year, Penny will finally spend Christmas surrounded by love.”


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Photo credit: RSPCA

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