In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. It had been locked in the shed and abandoned. It was dirty and malnourished, and had clearly been abused.
In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a Greyhound female, to the nearby Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, run by a man named Geoff Grewcock and known as a willing haven for Animals abandoned, orphaned or otherwise in need. [continue reading about Great Pets…]
The Sun newspaper reports that a greyhound and an owl have formed a bizarre friendship at an animal centre.
Six-month-old pup Torque adopted tiny baby owl Shrek when she was taken from her mother for her own protection aged just three days.
Keepers feared Shrek’s mum would eat her first offspring if she became stressed.
Adoptive dad Torque is now guarding the rare long-eared owl at the home of head falconer John Picton.
Buddies … Torque and Shrek
Shrek is free to roam the lounge as she strengthens her legs and often snuggles up to Torque on the sofa.
John said: “Their relationship is so unusual but also rather sweet.
“Torque seems to have adopted Shrek as his daughter and is now very protective. He follows her around at home and keeps his eye on her.
“They play with each other in the evenings while I’m watching television and it is an opportunity for Shrek to wander and strengthen her legs.”
Outdoors at the Ringwood Raptor and Reptile Centre in Hampshire’s New Forest, they often sit together, with the greyhound guarding his feathered friend.
Their friendship started slowly as John introduced the unlikely pair gradually – first by feeding three-inch-high Shrek her meals of marsh rats and quail in the same room, and then holding them close so Torque could smell her.