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Hundreds of Australian pets end up in pounds and shelters every week, and the lucky ones can wait months before willing new owners are found to take them into their lives. Sydney Dogs and Cats Home has been taking care of lost, abandoned and neglected pets for 70 years and is working on placing these animals in new homes. Saturn is the kelpie cross

Hundreds of Australian pets end up in animal pounds every week and the lucky ones can wait months before willing new owners are found to take them into their lives.

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Sydney Dogs and Cats Home has been providing lost, abandoned and neglected pets for over 70 years and is working hard to place them in suitable homes.

Little Fox Terrier-Cross Pirate was brought to the shelter when he was picked up as a stray dog ​​without identification and no way to reunite him with his owner.

Pirate's first new foster family failed. An older couple who could not understand his fear and anxiety punished him for what they & # 39; unwanted behavior & # 39; called.

But his next family didn't care about Pirate's incidental mischief and welcomed him into their home. They have renamed their new cargo Squid and he & # 39; works & # 39; now in their brewery. He is even the star of his own Instagram account.

Hundreds of Australian pets end up in pounds and shelters every week, and the lucky ones can wait months before willing new owners are found to take them into their lives. Sydney Dogs and Cats Home has been taking care of lost, abandoned and neglected pets for 70 years and is working on placing these animals in new homes. Saturn is the kelpie cross

Hundreds of Australian pets end up in pounds and shelters every week, and the lucky ones can wait months before willing new owners are found to take them into their lives. Sydney Dogs and Cats Home has been taking care of lost, abandoned and neglected pets for 70 years and is working on placing these animals in new homes. Saturn is the kelpie cross

Saturn was brought to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home limping in pain, without a collar and without a microchip. An investigation showed that Saturn had a torn partial cruciate ligament that needed a splint to stabilize the damaged joint and sufficient rest until it healed. Saturn spent four months in the house before the right family (photo) appeared and brought her home
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Saturn was brought to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home limping in pain, without a collar and without a microchip. An investigation showed that Saturn had a torn partial cruciate ligament that needed a splint to stabilize the damaged joint and sufficient rest until it healed. Saturn spent four months in the house before the right family (photo) appeared and brought her home

Saturn was brought to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home limping in pain, without a collar and without a microchip. An investigation showed that Saturn had a torn partial cruciate ligament that needed a splint to stabilize the damaged joint and sufficient rest until it healed. Saturn spent four months in the house before the right family (photo) appeared and brought her home

Fonzy de Maltese-Shih tzu (photo) had his own sad story that could have broken the hearts of his owners. The Fonzy family was on holiday abroad and left their dog in the care of a friend. When Fonzy walked away, the friend did not tell the family and he was picked up by a ward attendant. Fortunately, the family heard of Fonzy's fate and was eventually reunited with him

Fonzy de Maltese-Shih tzu (photo) had his own sad story that could have broken the hearts of his owners. The Fonzy family was on holiday abroad and left their dog in the care of a friend. When Fonzy walked away, the friend did not tell the family and he was picked up by a ward attendant. Fortunately, the family heard of Fonzy's fate and was eventually reunited with him

Fonzy de Maltese-Shih tzu (photo) had his own sad story that could have broken the hearts of his owners. The Fonzy family was on holiday abroad and left their dog in the care of a friend. When Fonzy walked away, the friend did not tell the family and he was picked up by a ward attendant. Fortunately, the family heard of Fonzy's fate and was eventually reunited with him

Saturn was brought the kelpie cross to Sydney Dogs and Cats Home limping in pain, without a collar and without a micro-chip.

An investigation showed that Saturn had a torn partial cruciate ligament that needed a splint to stabilize the damaged joint and sufficient rest until it healed.

Saturn spent four months in the house before her new family appeared. She now lives in a happy household with three confused boys who give her as many hugs as she needs.

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Fonzy de Maltese-Shih tzu had his own sad story that could have broken the hearts of his owners. The Fonzy family was on holiday abroad and left their dog in the care of a friend.

When Fonzy walked away, the friend did not tell the family and he was picked up by a ward attendant. Fortunately, the family heard of Fonzy's fate and was eventually reunited with him.

What happened to Pirate / Squid, Saturn and Fonzy are among the 40 stories about loved pets that were lost and then found thanks to the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home.

Their stories are collected in a book called Lost But Found, with before and after photos by award-winning pet photographer Peter Sharp and moving tributes from their new owners.

All royalties from the sale of the book go to the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home, the city's only charity. It opened its doors in 1946 and now houses 3,000 pets every year.

Bluey (photo) was brought into the house as a stray dog. Although he had a microchip, the details were not current, so it took some extra research to find his owner. Unfortunately, the owner made the heartbreaking decision to give up Bluey due to financial problems, even with the offer of help and care from the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home
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Bluey (photo) was brought into the house as a stray dog. Although he had a microchip, the details were not current, so it took some extra research to find his owner. Unfortunately, the owner made the heartbreaking decision to give up Bluey due to financial problems, even with the offer of help and care from the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home

Bluey (photo) was brought into the house as a stray dog. Although he had a microchip, the details were not current, so it took some extra research to find his owner. Unfortunately, the owner made the heartbreaking decision to give up Bluey due to financial problems, even with the offer of help and care from the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home

The following is an edited excerpt from Peter Sharp's Lost But Found, published by Macmillan Australia:

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SQUID: Fox-terrier cross, one year old

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A little positive reinforcement can go a long way

A cute little Fox Terrier cross, it was estimated that Pirate, as he was known at the time, was about a year old. He was arrested as a stray dog ​​and without any form of identification, the House was unable to reunite this guy with his owner. He came in with a sore leg and received anti-inflammatory medication to treat his injury and relieve pain. Later X-rays showed that Pirate had broken a toe, which was very painful for him and would take time to heal.

Pirate was a bit anxious with all the noise and activity of the other dogs in the shelter. He was also timid, so somewhere was supposed to fit him better. The Home organized for him to go into foster care with a retired couple, where there were no children or other animals. To the surprise of the Home, the couple brought him back the next day and said he was showing aggressive behavior – growling, lunching, and barking.

A cute little Fox Terrier cross, it was estimated that Pirate (photo), as he was then known, was about a year old. He was arrested as a stray dog ​​and without any form of identification, so the house was unable to reunite this guy with his owner

A cute little Fox Terrier cross, it was estimated that Pirate (photo), as he was then known, was about a year old. He was arrested as a stray dog ​​and without any form of identification, so the house was unable to reunite this guy with his owner

A cute little Fox Terrier cross, it was estimated that Pirate (photo), as he was then known, was about a year old. He was arrested as a stray dog ​​and without any form of identification, so the house was unable to reunite this guy with his owner

Pirate was a bit anxious with all the activity of the other dogs in the shelter. He was also timid, so somewhere was supposed to fit him. Pirate was first placed with a retired couple, but that did not work. His name is now Squid and pictured with his new owner
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Pirate was a bit anxious with all the activity of the other dogs in the shelter. He was also timid, so somewhere was supposed to fit him. Pirate was first placed with a retired couple, but that did not work. His name is now Squid and pictured with his new owner

Pirate had entered with a painful leg and received anti-inflammatory medication to treat his injury and relieve pain. Later X-rays showed that Pirate had broken a toe, which was very painful for him and would take time to heal

Pirate had entered with a painful leg and received anti-inflammatory medication to treat his injury and relieve pain. Later X-rays showed that Pirate had broken a toe, which was very painful for him and would take time to heal

Pirate was a bit anxious with all the noise and activity of the other dogs in the shelter. He was also timid, so somewhere was supposed to fit him better. He came in with a sore leg and received anti-inflammatory medication to treat his injury and relieve pain. X-rays revealed that Pirate had broken a toe (right). He is pictured on the left with his new owner

The team had not seen any signs of aggressive behavior while Pirate was in hiding and it seemed very out of character. After a long conversation, the Home heard that the couple had punished Pirate for undesirable behavior. What the couple considered aggressive behavior was actually a fear-based response to punishment. This is why the Home recommends positive reinforcement for all animals. An owner must reward the behavior that he likes and ignore the behavior that he does not like. Reward can be pet, praise, toys or treats, whatever your dog likes and likes.

Fortunately, Pirate was only a short time back in the house before his person walked through the doors.

Pirate was renamed Squid by its new owners. & # 39; We first saw Squid on the house website and decided that we should visit him. When he sniffed our hands through the bars, we knew we had found our pet and he had found his people. We no longer sleep and our days off revolve around what we are going to do with Squid! And we love every second & # 39;

Pirate was renamed Squid by its new owners. & # 39; We first saw Squid on the house website and decided that we should visit him. When he sniffed our hands through the bars, we knew we had found our pet and he had found his people. We no longer sleep and our days off revolve around what we are going to do with Squid! And we love every second & # 39;

Pirate was renamed Squid by its new owners. & # 39; We first saw Squid on the house website and decided that we should visit him. When he sniffed our hands through the bars, we knew we had found our pet and he had found his people. We no longer sleep and our days off revolve around what we are going to do with Squid! And we love every second & # 39;

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We saw Squid for the first time on the Home website and decided that we should visit him. When he sniffed our hands through the bars, we knew we had found our pet and he had found his people.

Things have changed a bit since Squid came into our lives. We no longer sleep and our days off revolve around what we are going to do with Squid! And we love every second.

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Squid likes to go on an adventure, from playing on the beach to bushwalking (his Instagram account is @squidtheadventuredog). He can sometimes be pretty naughty, like the time he squeezed himself out of his armor into the bushes to find rats! We don't quite know how he managed that. Squid is now working with us in the brewery – the dream job!

– Tero

Squid likes to go on an adventure, from playing on the beach to bushwalking (his Instagram is @squidtheadventuredog). He can still be pretty naughty, like the time he wriggled out of his armor into the bushes to find rats

Squid likes to go on an adventure, from playing on the beach to bushwalking (his Instagram is @squidtheadventuredog). He can still be pretty naughty, like the time he wriggled out of his armor into the bushes to find rats

Squid likes to go on an adventure, from playing on the beach to bushwalking (his Instagram is @squidtheadventuredog). He can still be pretty naughty, like the time he wriggled out of his armor into the bushes to find rats

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SATURN: Kelpie-cross 18 months old

This energetic pub was waiting for a family that could keep up

Affected by a car, Saturn was picked up by a forester and brought to the house. She was not chipped or wore a collar with tags to identify her or her owner.

Saturn limped on her right hind leg and the team initially thought it was a slight bruise and she would recover completely in peace. However, an X-ray of the leg and a physical examination showed that Saturn had a torn partial cruciate ligament. The team put her leg in a splint to stabilize the joint and gave her relief from pain. She also received a & # 39; resting protocol & # 39; and was sent to a foster home where she could rest and recover. Over time, Saturn's knee stabilized and she was ready to find her home forever.

This beautiful little pocket rocket spent almost four months in home care before meeting her family forever.

Saturn was hit by a car and picked up by a forester and brought home. She was not chipped and did not wear a collar to identify her or her owner. Saturn limped on her right hind leg and the team initially thought it was a slight bruise and she would recover completely in peace. An X-ray of the leg revealed that Saturn had a torn partial cruciate ligament
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Affected by a car, Saturn was picked up by a forester and brought to the house. She was not chipped and did not wear a collar to identify her or her owner. Saturn limped on her right hind leg and the team initially thought it was a slight bruise and she would recover completely in peace. An X-ray of the leg revealed that Saturn had a torn partial cruciate ligament

Affected by a car, Saturn was picked up by a forester and brought to the house. She was not chipped and did not wear a collar to identify her or her owner. Saturn limped on her right hind leg and the team initially thought it was a slight bruise and she would recover completely in peace. An X-ray of the leg revealed that Saturn had a torn partial cruciate ligament

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We had been looking for a dog for a while to complete our family. We saw Saturn on the Home website and decided to meet her that weekend. When she came to meet us, she was so excited and gave our three boys the biggest hugs! After a walk around the block together we knew she was our perfect match. She came home there and then with us. Our boys couldn't believe their luck.

Saturn has given our boys a reason to run home from school every day. She likes to walk every morning and then curls up at our feet. She likes to learn tricks, race through the back garden and loves to give huge hugs. She knows that she is loved and that she loves us. She provides love, laughs, company, hugs and lots of entertainment.

The new owner of Saturn says: & # 39; We had been looking for a dog for a while to complete our family. We saw Saturn on the website of the house and decided to meet her that weekend. When she came to meet us, she was so excited and gave our three boys the biggest hugs! After walking around the block together we knew she was our perfect match & # 39;

The new owner of Saturn says: & # 39; We had been looking for a dog for a while to complete our family. We saw Saturn on the website of the house and decided to meet her that weekend. When she came to meet us, she was so excited and gave our three boys the biggest hugs! After walking around the block together we knew she was our perfect match & # 39;

The new owner of Saturn says: & # 39; We had been looking for a dog for a while to complete our family. We saw Saturn on the website of the house and decided to meet her that weekend. When she came to meet us, she was so excited and gave our three boys the biggest hugs! After walking around the block together we knew she was our perfect match & # 39;

She has a somewhat annoying habit. Chew. A lot of it. Anything and everything! Clothing, doormats, garden furniture, bicycle pedals, hose spouts … everything she can get her cheeky legs on! Saturn also has a crazy sleeping position when she is lying in her bed at night. She lies on her back, belly up and snores satisfied. She must rest well, because she is always awake early to wake us with kisses on the face.

We are very lucky to have adopted Saturn. She is a wonderful, gentle and smart dog who brings us so much joy and we know that she also feels happy.

– Jo

The threshold of Saturn has a somewhat annoying habit: chewing and a lot. Her owners say that Saturn chews everything and everything. & # 39; Clothing, doormats, garden furniture, bicycle pedals, hose spouts ... everything she can get her cheeky legs on! Saturn also has a crazy sleeping position when she is lying in her bed at night. She lies on her back, belly up and snores satisfied & # 39;

The threshold of Saturn has a somewhat annoying habit: chewing and a lot. Her owners say that Saturn chews everything and everything. & # 39; Clothing, doormats, garden furniture, bicycle pedals, hose spouts ... everything she can get her cheeky legs on! Saturn also has a crazy sleeping position when she is lying in her bed at night. She lies on her back, belly up and snores satisfied & # 39;

The threshold of Saturn has a somewhat annoying habit: chewing and a lot. Her owners say that Saturn chews everything and everything. & # 39; Clothing, doormats, garden furniture, bicycle pedals, hose spouts … everything she can get her cheeky legs on! Saturn also has a crazy sleeping position when she is lying in her bed at night. She lies on her back, belly up and snores satisfied & # 39;

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BLUEY: Cattle dog 15 years old

Age is just a number, as proven by this handsome older gentleman

Bluey was brought home as a stray dog. Although he was chipped, the details were not current, so it took some extra research to find his owner. Unfortunately, the owner made the heartbreaking decision to give up Bluey because of financial problems, even with the offer of help and care from home.

The team began to find Bluey a loving home where he could enjoy his twilight years. Given his advanced age and arthritis, they were concerned that it might take some time to find that person out of a million who would appreciate this special dog.

Although the whole team had fallen for this dear old soul, they knew it was best to put Bluey into a foster home.

Bluey (photo) came to the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as a stray dog ​​when he was about 15 years old. The team began to find Bluey a loving home where he could enjoy his twilight years. Given his advanced age and arthritis, they were afraid it would take some time to find that person out of a million who would appreciate this special dog

Bluey (photo) came to the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as a stray dog ​​when he was about 15 years old. The team began to find Bluey a loving home where he could enjoy his twilight years. Given his advanced age and arthritis, they were afraid it would take some time to find that person out of a million who would appreciate this special dog

Bluey (photo) came to the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as a stray dog ​​when he was about 15 years old. The team began to find Bluey a loving home where he could enjoy his twilight years. Given his advanced age and arthritis, they were afraid it would take some time to find that person out of a million who would appreciate this special dog

Fortunately Amy and Mish were ready to give Bluey a temporary home. With their full-time work schedules & # 39; s they didn't feel like they could adopt, but because Amy worked week by day, they registered as foster carers to give dogs a break from the house. They had previously raised an energetic young dog, but realized that their lifestyle was better suited to an older, less active dog, so Amy and Mish took foster care.

Less than a week later, Mish and Amy were enchanted by Bluey and the feeling was mutual. They realized that they could give Bluey the home, comfort and support he needed in his twilight years, and they decided to adopt him.

Amy and Mish were ready to give Bluey a temporary home. With their full-time work schedules & # 39; s they didn't feel like they could adopt, but because Amy was working week after week, they registered as foster carers to give dogs a break from the house. They realized that their lifestyle would be better suited for an older, less active dog, so Amy and Mish took foster care

Amy and Mish were ready to give Bluey a temporary home. With their full-time work schedules & # 39; s they didn't feel like they could adopt, but because Amy was working week after week, they registered as foster carers to give dogs a break from the house. They realized that their lifestyle would be better suited for an older, less active dog, so Amy and Mish took foster care

Amy and Mish were ready to give Bluey a temporary home. With their full-time work schedules & # 39; s they didn't feel like they could adopt, but because Amy was working week after week, they registered as foster carers to give dogs a break from the house. They realized that their lifestyle would be better suited for an older, less active dog, so Amy and Mish took foster care

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We are proud of a & # 39; failed & # 39; to be a foster family. When we picked up Bluey, we were aware of his arthritis, so after a slow, steady walk to our car, we were willing to help this old man get up. Then he just jumped in! He made himself very comfortable on the front passenger seat. Bluey knew he was home and soon too.

Bluey is sweet and affectionate, but can be a bit melodramatic. When he has finished tolerating all our young nonsense, he sleeps very dramatically. The first time it happened, we thought he'd hurt himself, but now we know he's just bored and ready to go to bed. He will lie there and look at us and then … flop!

Bluey & # 39; s owner Amy says: & # 39; Bluey is very popular in our neighborhood, and people will often shout "Hello Bluey" as they walk past our house. We can't even catch a glimpse of these people, but they all seem to know him! Everyone who meets him stops saying hello, so we've made a lot of new friends through him. He is very social and his mobility has improved enormously & # 39;

Bluey & # 39; s owner Amy says: & # 39; Bluey is very popular in our neighborhood, and people will often shout "Hello Bluey" as they walk past our house. We can't even catch a glimpse of these people, but they all seem to know him! Everyone who meets him stops saying hello, so we've made a lot of new friends through him. He is very social and his mobility has improved enormously & # 39;

Bluey & # 39; s owner Amy says: & # 39; Bluey is very popular in our neighborhood, and people will often shout "Hello Bluey" as they walk past our house. We can't even catch a glimpse of these people, but they all seem to know him! Everyone who meets him stops saying hello, so we've made a lot of new friends through him. He is very social and his mobility has improved enormously & # 39;

Bluey is very popular in our neighborhood and people often call & # 39; Hello Bluey & # 39; when they walk past our house. We can't even catch a glimpse of these people, but they all seem to know him! Everyone who meets him stops saying hello, so we've made a lot of new friends through him. He is very social and his mobility has improved enormously. He has gone from making only short walks of 5-10 minutes to playing and running around on the beach for 1-2 hours.

We both hurry home because we know our little wombat is ready to greet us. His big crazy grin and his helicopter tail are too good to miss.

– Amy

Unfortunately for everyone who loved Bluey, he is now deceased. His family was home and could give him one last hug. His short time with his last family was the happiest time of their lives.

Unfortunately for everyone who loved Bluey, he has since died. His family was home and could give him one last hug

Unfortunately for everyone who loved Bluey, he has since died. His family was home and could give him one last hug

Unfortunately for everyone who loved Bluey, he has since died. His family was home and could give him one last hug

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FONZY: Maltese-Shih tzu eight years old

Imagine coming back from vacation to discover that your beloved pet has disappeared

Fonzy, the eight-year cross of Maltese-Shih-tzu, was left under the care of a friend when her owners went on vacation

Fonzy, the eight-year cross of Maltese-Shih-tzu, was left under the care of a friend when her owners went on vacation

Fonzy, the eight-year cross of Maltese-Shih-tzu, was left under the care of a friend when her owners went on vacation

There are messages on your telephone from the local shelter and a message in your letter box explaining that your pet is in their care and if you do not recover your pet within two weeks, it is available for adoption. You call the shelter immediately but it is too late! Your pet, which had been in their care for twenty days, has been relocated. If 24 hours had passed, this would have been the reality that Fonzy & # 39; s family had to deal with.

They had been on the dream vacation of their lives, but returned to find a nightmare: their precious dog was missing. Fonzy was entrusted to a family friend, but somehow walked the streets. He was picked up by a town attendant who brought him to the house when he could not reach the owner of Fonzy. The animal sitter Fonzy lost did not tell the family that he was missing and did not know how to find Fonzy.

Fortunately, the Fonzy family contacted the Home as soon as they received the notifications when they arrived back in Australia. Fonzy is now reunited with his family.

The Fonzy family contacted the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home when they returned from an overseas vacation and realized that their beloved pet was gone. Fonzy is now reunited with his family, but he could easily have ended up in a new house

The Fonzy family contacted the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home when they returned from an overseas vacation and realized that their beloved pet was gone. Fonzy is now reunited with his family, but he could easily have ended up in a new house

The Fonzy family contacted the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home when they returned from an overseas vacation and realized that their beloved pet was gone. Fonzy is now reunited with his family, but he could easily have ended up in a new house

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Fonzy has brought our family so much happiness and has made our house a home.

Every member in our family shows Fonzy sympathy, no matter what mood they are in. He's cute and so sweet. The greeting we receive from him when we get home, regardless of the time of day, is absolutely priceless.

Fonzy seems to love us just as much, but knows who will give him extra treats when it shouldn't, who gives more hugs and who will play with him, no matter what they do.

– Athena

Lost But Found by Peter Sharp, Published by Macmillan Australia, RRP $ 24.99, photography by Peter Sharp, is available here.

Lost But Found by Peter Sharp, published by Macmillan Australia, RRP $ 24.99, photography by Peter Sharp, is now available

Lost But Found van Peter Sharp, gepubliceerd door Macmillan Australia, RRP $ 24,99, fotografie door Peter Sharp, is nu beschikbaar

Lost But Found van Peter Sharp, gepubliceerd door Macmillan Australia, RRP $ 24,99, fotografie door Peter Sharp, is nu beschikbaar

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