Esme- In foster – South East

DUMPED …!!!!??? The girl with no name..

Before we say anything about this little dog… just take a look at the 1st photo for a few moments …. hold that image as we tell you that this little girl was found like this – there are 2 versions of how she came to be living in a cold shed and we don’t know if either of them are the truth …..

However – the owner ( who’s details were not registered on the microchip, surprise surprise…! ) knows exactly how she came to be in a concrete shed with a thin blanket on the floor for a bed, in winter, knows exactly the level of neglect bestowed on her, knows exactly how many times she has been bred from for monetary gain, knows exactly how little regard, love or respect she received…..

If you are the previous owner and you are reading this.. then SHAME ON YOU….!!!!!


Please welcome Esme into the arms of GBSR, we have given her a beautiful name to start the rest of her life with because from today, her life of neglect are behind her..!

The story….

We were alerted to post online about a ‘stray’ found in someone’s outhouse. The photo showed us a very scared, and grubby little girl. The information was 3rd or 4th hand but we immediately started investigating and discovered she had been handed into the care of a PDSA and after a few calls, we found her.


We asked about her condition, and we were told she had a raging ear infection, clearly neglected, underweight, over bred, & ringworm and she was TOTALLY PETRIFIED, to the point where she was kennel guarding.

Over the past few days, we have kept in contact about her progress and finally she was released into our care last night.

We want to extend a huge thank you to our fabulous team of volunteers. Chloe Loxton and partner for going to meet Esme and assessing her for us whilst she was in the care of the PDSA, and to Bethany Grace Hitchins and Trish Plaister for road training Esme from Liverpool to her foster mum Carla Burgess in the South East.


First day in her new life ..

After a settled night, tiny little Esme greeted her FM with huge bum wiggles this morning and Carla was able to look at her condition thoroughly.

Esme is thin and her spine is visible, she has licked her paws sore, she has bald patches and sores on her legs, chest and back, she has bite marks on her ears, baggy teats and she has just come into season.

Carla took Esme to see Pete at Windlesham Village Vets this afternoon and Esme did really well until Pete tried to examine her ears which are clearly very sore for her.

So, her FM has Surolan drops which she will try and administer in the calmer environment of her home, and Esme also needs a Malaseb bath every day until her follow-up vet check next week.

Esme has come to us with nothing, she has probably never had anything and never experienced the comfort we give our own dogs every day – such is the life of a dog used a as commodity.

The Future..

The photos speak volumes – from a tiny petrified 4 year old English Bulldog, cast away without a hint of guilt or remorse to a genuine little girl who wants to please everyone.

The way dogs forgive us and trust us truly heart breaking. Who knows what this little dot of a Bulldog has endured.

But the glimmer of happiness you have been denied is now a reality Esme – you can take time to decompress with FM Carla, there will be no pressure, you can take everything at a pace that makes you comfortable – welcome to the rest of your life, you will always be cared for and loved!

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