This picture was taken when Hero was found in the field.
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
At the beginning of May 2016, we collected Hero (then Kero) from the airport in Rotterdam.
Long before that we had seen him on the ACE website. A dog that had been found
in a field, badly beaten. His mouth was fastened with tape and something had been thrown at his
head. With what little strength he had left, he was trying to stand back up and he was yelping
in pain on the ground.
Fortunately, he was found in time. We really wanted to care for him and provide him with security.
We wanted to make sure that he would never, never ever be abused again. After we had made this known we had a home visit. Everything was fine.
We had to wait a long time before Hero could come to the Netherlands. Clearly he first had to get stronger and regain his health. Hero had suffered a lot. His left eye had to be removed.
We thought we were getting a very anxious and jumpy dog but that was not true. Hero behaved as if he had always lived here and wanted to be equal to Bossing, our other dog. At first he refused to be cuddled too much. When we wanted to hug him, he stiffened and tried to get away. Now he wants to cuddle all day and loves to be with us on the couch.
For several weeks now we have been happy to let him run loose when we go for walks. We go to a large field nearby and he can run there. He listens well and is ready to come to us when we call him. He if he thinks he gets the chance, he tries to stay out walking.
Of course, we keep a close eye on him and always close the gate immediately once we leave or come home.
We are very pleased that we were able to adopt Hero and save his world !!
Wolter, Gonny and Anne.
This picture was taken at the vet shortly after he was found.
This photo was taken at our home. Delicious to see him asleep in his 'golden basket'.
Am I not pretty ???
I love to play in the water with my "brother".
Once a Spaniard, always a Spaniard - sunbather Hero!