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Sète: the beautiful story of the dog “lucky” Harry, 11, adopted three days before Christmas

This shepherd, whose masters died, found a foster family thanks to the mobilization of an association for the protection and protection of animals.

Thanks to the posters distributed by Apsa’s volunteers (the Association’s protection, protection of animals) and printed with the help of Marialys Caramel, municipal council member responsible for animal protection, Harry’s story had gone around the town of Sete. “Let’s save Harry” could be read in capital letters.

Locked in a balcony

Below is a call for adoption of this 11-year-old German Shepherd whose owners have died. Harry couldn’t be taken care of by their daughter. The dog is then welcomed by a nephew in his Sète apartment, but “this one doesn’t look after it and had locked it on a balcony on the second floor” recalls Patricia Sicillano, the president of APSA.

In mid-December, the dog is discovered by a passer-by. “In an emergency, he and Margot, a volunteer from the association, manage to rescue him and bring him to the SPA in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. He was still in the name of the breeder and was not in compliance with the law, continues Patricia Sicillano.

“Let’s save Harry”

After 10 days, the dog is declared abandoned and can then be legally adopted. He still had to find a foster family for him. “We mobilized” Patricia continues soberly. We can read that on the posters on several shop windows in the city centre“After 11 years in a warm home, Harry finds himself in the pound. He is friendly, educated, doesn’t pull on a leash, is ok with his peers and ignores cats – good dog, editor’s note -. Let’s find him a home to end his quiet life.”

A broad relay on social networks

The message is also broadcast on social networks. Lili, a resident and merchant in Balaruc-le-Vieux, whose previous dog died 9 months earlier, learns about it. “I didn’t hesitate” she testifies. “We went to meet her” continues the chairman of APSA. Then there is time for Thursday 22 December. Lili and Apsa volunteers picked Harry up at the SPA in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone.

All’s well that ends well for Lucky Harry. “A beautiful Christmas story as we like them” Patricia concludes.

Mobilization for homeless animals

At the behest of Marialys Caramel, municipal councilor for animal protection, a first vaccination and identification campaign for homeless animals took place on Thursday 22 December at the premises of Solidarité urgence sétoise (SUS) rue Pierre – Semard. The Sète association Apsa and Solid’arité Animaux, from Frontignan, welcomed it “advance for the condition of the animals”. They were present that day with Mezois vet Christophe Grandjean and students from the Toulouse veterinary school and are part of the Vétérinaire pour tous mobile unit. Fourteen dogs and 4 cats were vaccinated and identified, one kitten was recovered by the association. In 2023, this operation will be renewed every month. Good news for animal defenders who have also been provided with a closed place with shelter in Eaux Blanches.



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