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Pet Photography - Second Chance

Lesley O'Donnell - Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Animal Aid photo of Arhcie’s wounds

Archie once featured on Animal Aid’s website as an abused dog in need of a special owner who would help him regain his confidence for life and trust in humans. When he arrived at Animal Aid he had a large cyst on his shoulder that required surgery as well as several other wounds on his back. It was suspected that they had been inflicted by an uncaring, intolerant and cruel human being. He was fearful of people, especially men, and reluctant to seek affection. Men in baseball caps and empty bottles still freak him out.

Through the match making program run by Animal Aid, Archie was given a second chance of finding a happy new life in a safe family home with loving new parents Roxanne and Sean. Interestingly Roxanne was also given a second chance at life in 1994 when she was the recipient of a double lung and heart transplant. In June she will represent Australia in athletics at the World Transplant Games in Sweden. Pet Shots Photography wish her all the best in her endeavours.

Archie is one of the many pets who are helping other dogs and cats in need of emergency care and rehoming. He will feature in the limited edition coffee table book Pet Shots Photography is publishing to help raise funds for Animal Aid rescues, rehoming and veterinary care.

If you and your pets would like to star in our book and help less fortunate animals just like Archie, please register your interest here.

Archie and Roxanne - happy and healthy together
Anne commented on 16-Mar-2011 05:24 PM
What a great story this is, both for Archie and Roxanne and it is just great to know that there are still great and kind people in the world. We wish both a long and happy life now that both have been helped, each in a different way. Quite a transformation for both, very heart warming.

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Rest In Peace Poncho

Lesley O'Donnell - Thursday, September 02, 2010

Poncho, a handsome Maltese Bichon with a beautiful pink nose and attractive tinges of pink throughout his coat, was a delightful, devoted dog who enjoyed a full and social time. He lived a life of luxury in a penthouse apartment in an inner Melbourne suburb. Sadly at the grand old age of 15 1/2 years he died on Friday night in the arms of his adoring owner Jennie.

He was a friendly personality and liked to spend his days greeting canine guests who stayed with their owners at the pet friendly Birches Apartments in East Melbourne. www.birches.com.au 

I met him in May 2008 and had great fun taking his photos first at his penthouse with the city in the background and then at the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens with its glorious autumnal colour. He was a delightful character and he enriched the lives of many. May he rest in peace and live on in the memories of these photos.


Anne commented on 07-Sep-2010 02:17 PM
What a lovely little dog and I am sure he gave his owner much joy. She is lucky to have this lovely photo as a remembrance, just taken in time.
Lesley Humphreys commented on 28-Oct-2010 06:02 PM
... what a beautiful memory to have ... it is so easy to see the real character of this little fella through this photograph ... it is just devine

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