Oma is an older female farm dog. She’s wandered south of Antigua for years, having litter after litter of semi-feral and undesired puppies. She was quite feral herself but team member Francesca managed to win her trust feeding her when the pandemic began and alternate food sources dried up. Oma had very bad skin, and was constantly scratching.
We brought her in as a TNR (trap, neuter, release) dog, and planned to release her post-spay. We vaccinated her and treated her with Bravecto. She had an ear infection and aural hematoma in one eara from shaking her head constantly. So we treated the infection and had the hematoma surgically repaired. By the time her ear, spay, and skin had healed, several months had passed.
We can’t keep Oma, but it hurts our hearts to put her back on the street again. We brought her in just to get her spayed and return, but unfortunately, she is pretty old to continue eking out a living on the street. Her teeth are very worn and she is missing quite a few. She is a quiet and calm older lady and seems very happy just having a soft bed to lie in and breakfast and dinner served up every day. We would like to find Oma a home where she can just hang out in the yard, preferably with another dog or two. She seems happier with another dog around, although she doesn’t engage or play with them. Oma will accept a pat or two, and seems to like being around us, but she doesn’t seek out attention or physical contact. She just kind of exists. She would be very happy to hang out in a yard with shelter and a soft bed. We would be happy to provide that for her, and cover any future medical issues for her foster/adopters.
We have no room for more sanctuary dogs and Oma really needs a soft place to land where she can rest and relax and enjoy sunbeams and regular meals.