Neglected dog finds safe new home

Neglected dog finds safe new home

Chester and owner Beverley Sansom

The dog had been neglected

Karen Carberry and John Greenwood

First published in News

A FRIENDLY dog cruelly neglected by his former owners has found a happy home after he was adopted by an animal lover.

Dexter was seized by the RSPCA after Karen Carberry and John Greenwood left him trapped without food and water for a week while they went on holiday to Turkey.

They said the two-year-old Bichone Frises was badly behaved and could not be allowed in the house, but new owner Beverley Sansom said the claims were 'piffle'.

Beverley, aged 50, of Greenway, Great Sankey, said: "When I brought him home he was very nervous because he wasn't house trained, but he is so responsive.

"The things about him in the court case having behaviour problems is piffle.

"There was absolutely no reason for him to be treated that way.

"He's been so easy to train.

"Now he shakes paws, stands up and spins around.

"He just wants to learn new things.

"He's such a sweetheart, such a gentle dog and everybody loves him."

Carberry, aged 28 and Greenwood, aged 37, had abandoned Dexter at their home in Snowberry Crescent, Sankey Bridges.

When found by RSPCA inspectors he was extremely dehydrated, covered in urine and faeces with chronically matted fur.

The couple, who have since split up, were banned from keeping pets for three years.

Dexter - now renamed Chester - is recovering well with Beverley.

The professional dog groomer adopted him after going to the RSPCA branch in Slutchers Lane to volunteer her services.

Beverley said: "I was in the office and looked around and right opposite was Chester.

"I thought he was rather cute.

"I walked over to him and he did look rather a mess.

"My daughter was with me and said 'you are not going to get another dog' but after we left I could not stop thinking about him because he's such a gorgeous little dog so we went back.

"He was a bit timid and a bit scared but I just wanted to take him home."

That was two months ago and Chester is now healthy and happy.

Beverley, who formerly worked in banking before redundancy, is making him her mascot for new business Spoodles.

It is a dog grooming centre she is basing at the back of her house in Great Sankey, with an opening due next week.

"Chester is going to be in the shop to welcome everybody - considering what he is been through he is so friendly and loves everybody."

To book call Beverley on 791626.

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4:11pm Thu 11 Oct 12

notatcreamfields says...

It's great than animals are being fostered and adopted but the Guardian never publishes the massive shortage of foster parents or couples who want to adopt the growing number of children in the Northwest through no fault of their own have ended up in the care system. You'd think the decision by Warrington PCT to stop public funding would increase the amount of Foster parents and adopting couples would increase but it hasn't. Nobody should foster for the wrong reason but the Council will help foster parents financially as they understand the cost's involved. If one couple reads this and decides to apply to be foster carers or apply to adopt i'd be glad that my comment has contributed in keeping just a single child out of a care home and giving them a chance in life. A lot of red tape that previously put people off from fostering has finally been removed without putting children into risky environments and it no longer takes over 12 months to just register. When you're eating your christmas dinner in the coming months have a look around your table and if there's just one place round the table that's not filled just think could i help a child with little or no hope of achieving success compared to a child in a stable family environment make something of their life instead of being in prison or dead by the time they're 20 as many studies have concluded that children in the care system are a lot more likely to do. Even if you're not interested in fostering or adoption thank you for reading the post and maybe you know someone that's not read this that would be a good foster carer or maybe adoption even if they've already got kids but you know they're brilliant parents with the time and energy to help someone in need. Thanks again for reading and don't forget this is a real problem that's getting worse as councils are more willing to take children into care after lapse's in judgement that contributed the baby Peters death and the multiple murders of children in the African community each year when a preacher says a child is possessed of a witch.
It's great than animals are being fostered and adopted but the Guardian never publishes the massive shortage of foster parents or couples who want to adopt the growing number of children in the Northwest through no fault of their own have ended up in the care system. You'd think the decision by Warrington PCT to stop public funding would increase the amount of Foster parents and adopting couples would increase but it hasn't. Nobody should foster for the wrong reason but the Council will help foster parents financially as they understand the cost's involved. If one couple reads this and decides to apply to be foster carers or apply to adopt i'd be glad that my comment has contributed in keeping just a single child out of a care home and giving them a chance in life. A lot of red tape that previously put people off from fostering has finally been removed without putting children into risky environments and it no longer takes over 12 months to just register. When you're eating your christmas dinner in the coming months have a look around your table and if there's just one place round the table that's not filled just think could i help a child with little or no hope of achieving success compared to a child in a stable family environment make something of their life instead of being in prison or dead by the time they're 20 as many studies have concluded that children in the care system are a lot more likely to do. Even if you're not interested in fostering or adoption thank you for reading the post and maybe you know someone that's not read this that would be a good foster carer or maybe adoption even if they've already got kids but you know they're brilliant parents with the time and energy to help someone in need. Thanks again for reading and don't forget this is a real problem that's getting worse as councils are more willing to take children into care after lapse's in judgement that contributed the baby Peters death and the multiple murders of children in the African community each year when a preacher says a child is possessed of a witch. notatcreamfields
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4:13pm Thu 11 Oct 12

notatcreamfields says...

*Public funding for IVF*
*Public funding for IVF* notatcreamfields
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4:53pm Thu 11 Oct 12

moleogod says...

"notatcreamfields" what the frak is wrong with you stay on topic for a change and WG has talked about the shortage of foster parents here are some.... and drugs are bad

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"notatcreamfields" what the frak is wrong with you stay on topic for a change and WG has talked about the shortage of foster parents here are some.... and drugs are bad http://www.warringto nguardian.co.uk/arch ive/2012/10/05/News+ %28wirralnews%29/996 9193.Wirral_friends_ team_up_to_help_youn gsters_leaving_foste r_care/ http://www.warringto nguardian.co.uk/arch ive/2003/05/21/Wirra l+Archive/7420631.MP _backs_foster_parent s_campaign/ http://www.warringto nguardian.co.uk/arch ive/2007/05/24/Lates t+news+%28runcorn_wi dnes_news%29/1415250 .Cabs_to_foster_help _from_parents/ http://www.warringto nguardian.co.uk/arch ive/2011/03/23/News+ %28wirralnews%29/892 6280.Wirral_foster_c are_campaign_off_to_ impressive_start/ moleogod
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5:15pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

What a great story glad to see the dog has settled in. Well done Beverly and her family :)
What a great story glad to see the dog has settled in. Well done Beverly and her family :) Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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5:22pm Thu 11 Oct 12

notatcreamfields says...

So if one couple who're unaware of the need for foster carers reads this and ends up signing up for it my last comment is a waste of time? Get real kid instead of making out somebody writing about foster care is somehow in the wrong? Unbelievable
So if one couple who're unaware of the need for foster carers reads this and ends up signing up for it my last comment is a waste of time? Get real kid instead of making out somebody writing about foster care is somehow in the wrong? Unbelievable notatcreamfields
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5:24pm Thu 11 Oct 12

notatcreamfields says...

Plus if you actually looked at those links they're from sister papers in the wirral and Merseyside that are available in the archives but never been published on the guardian website so thanks very much you've just proven the point that literally nothing is written about foster care on the guardian website
Plus if you actually looked at those links they're from sister papers in the wirral and Merseyside that are available in the archives but never been published on the guardian website so thanks very much you've just proven the point that literally nothing is written about foster care on the guardian website notatcreamfields
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5:25pm Thu 11 Oct 12

notatcreamfields says...

Plus if you actually looked at those links they're from sister papers in the wirral and Merseyside that are available in the archives but never been published on the guardian website so thanks very much you've just proven the point that literally nothing is written about foster care on the guardian website the hint is in the last part of the link that says Wirral News
Plus if you actually looked at those links they're from sister papers in the wirral and Merseyside that are available in the archives but never been published on the guardian website so thanks very much you've just proven the point that literally nothing is written about foster care on the guardian website the hint is in the last part of the link that says Wirral News notatcreamfields
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7:43pm Thu 11 Oct 12

moleogod says...

sorry Mr Mark Thorpe. and I'm not a kid I'm older than you. talking about foster cares is not bad at all its just like you have bipolar or something your comments swerve off everywhere
sorry Mr Mark Thorpe. and I'm not a kid I'm older than you. talking about foster cares is not bad at all its just like you have bipolar or something your comments swerve off everywhere moleogod
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8:22pm Thu 11 Oct 12

notatcreamfields says...

Lol you know that your comment about there being loads of articles about fostering is wrong and this story is about adopting animals so i brought up the need to foster more children, and well done you know my name do you want a gold star ya tool lol. I just think your pathetic really kicking off about someone who's bringing up the need for more foster carers, are you really that much of an idiot to complain about it?
Lol you know that your comment about there being loads of articles about fostering is wrong and this story is about adopting animals so i brought up the need to foster more children, and well done you know my name do you want a gold star ya tool lol. I just think your pathetic really kicking off about someone who's bringing up the need for more foster carers, are you really that much of an idiot to complain about it? notatcreamfields
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8:33pm Thu 11 Oct 12

Reader says...

It hearbreaking to read that people can be so **** right cruel and they should have been banned from owning pets FOR LIFE !

It's lovely to read that the poor little dog is now happy in his new home with people who clearly love him and who will treat him right.

All our dogs have been from dogs homes and every single one of them has been been a cracker, its like they know they are actually wanted and loved after getting a second chance and they give even more back in return.
It hearbreaking to read that people can be so **** right cruel and they should have been banned from owning pets FOR LIFE ! It's lovely to read that the poor little dog is now happy in his new home with people who clearly love him and who will treat him right. All our dogs have been from dogs homes and every single one of them has been been a cracker, its like they know they are actually wanted and loved after getting a second chance and they give even more back in return. Reader
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10:40am Fri 12 Oct 12

ollielou@hotmail.co.uk says...

It hearbreaking to read that people can be so **** right cruel and they should have been banned from owning pets FOR LIFE !
Posted 8.33 Thur 11 Oct 12

I could not agree more!!!!!!!!!!

Beverley on behalf of The Bichon Frise Rescue and RSPCA thank you for giving Dexter a new start in life.

Bichon are such wonderful dogs and show so much love and affection and just crave attention.

This would have been a terrifying ordeal for Dexter but thanks to the love and attention Beverley has given Dexter a safe and in a loving home.

Good luck with the business Beverley - Spoodles
It hearbreaking to read that people can be so **** right cruel and they should have been banned from owning pets FOR LIFE ! Posted 8.33 Thur 11 Oct 12 I could not agree more!!!!!!!!!! Beverley on behalf of The Bichon Frise Rescue and RSPCA thank you for giving Dexter a new start in life. Bichon are such wonderful dogs and show so much love and affection and just crave attention. This would have been a terrifying ordeal for Dexter but thanks to the love and attention Beverley has given Dexter a safe and in a loving home. Good luck with the business Beverley - Spoodles ollielou@hotmail.co.uk
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10:53am Fri 12 Oct 12

moleogod says...

i was wrong about the links big woop. i never kicked off just you have a habit of going off course with your novels
i was wrong about the links big woop. i never kicked off just you have a habit of going off course with your novels moleogod
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12:59pm Fri 12 Oct 12

old-codger says...

The couple, who have since split up, were banned from keeping pets for three years. ....


They should have been banned for LIFE.
The couple, who have since split up, were banned from keeping pets for three years. .... They should have been banned for LIFE. old-codger
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