Who said I can’t live without two legs?

By Paula Martins, in Good News · 08-01-2021 01:00:00 · 2 Comments
Who said I can’t live without two legs?

In February 2020, Rico was born without two front legs, but even that episode didn’t stop him from being a cheerful presence in a house with owners who love him.

Rico jumps, plays withtoys and interacts with other dogs – He’s a very happy dog.

In March, Sharron and Treve Ellis, saw a post on Facebook showing Rico at a vets. “The post stated that if no one came forward before 5pm to adopt the dog then he would be put to sleep”, they said.

“We couldn’t let that happen”, said the couple, who also run a small dog rescue in Vila Nova de Cacela, called Cacela Dog Haven.

Sharron and Treve Ellis remembered: “When he came to us, he was six weeks old and was very tiny; he fitted in the palm of a hand”. Currently, he is a very happy dog. In spite of his condition, he can do lots of things. “There’s nothing stopping him now”, said Treve Ellis to The Portugal News. Rico jumps, plays with toys and interacts with the other dogs that the family have in their house.

Now, Rico will haveeven more reasons to smile. At the end of January, Rico will receive wheels to help him to move better. They said: “We found Dog Locomotion in Lisbon by Pedro Póvoa, that makes wheels for dogs, so we contacted him and he said that he could help, so we went to Lisbon” to take measurements and in 6 weeks he will get the wheels.

This couple, who live in Portugal, but whose work still requires some travel to the United Kingdom, love animals and make their contribution through the Association Cacela Dog Haven, in Vila Nova de Cacela, which belongs to the couple. Cacela Dog Haven currently has 31 animals for adoption, of which five have disabilities.

For further information about the Cacela Dog Haven, please email caceladoghaven@gmail.com or call 926 767 544


Beautiful story about Rico, this so funny little guy, you both must be very proud of all the work, time and love you gave to Rico, Teddy,Albert,Julia,Anna,Petucha, our friend Bean and all the others in all those dogs.
Love you guy´s
Paul and Martine

By Martine Paul from Algarve on 09-01-2021 08:29

Great story. This couple deserve all the support and recognition possible from everyone who cares about animals. Please check out their website. We got our rescue dog Lili from there. Keep up the good work.

By Anne McCloskey from Algarve on 09-01-2021 02:54
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