A Plea for Bernard


Was this dog bought because of this movie?

See this posting: Please help to save Bernard

The St. Bernard: “The heart and soul of a gentle giant”

Known worldwide as “the dog that rescues people,” the St. Bernard is much loved as a gentle family companion, perhaps somewhat clumsy in the confines of a suburban home, but with a big heart and friendly demeanor that reflects his origin as a hospice dog in the Swiss Alps.

This St Bernard dog, aptly called Bernard, was born on 17th August 2001. He was adopted by a family who lived in a landed property. Some years later, due to unforeseen circumstances, the family had to move to a HDB flat where big dogs are now allowed. Bernard was placed in a kennel in a commercial boarding facility.

On the 21st of June this year, the owner decided to put him down as she could no longer afford to sustain his care in the kennel.

He was taken over by MettaCats and has been under the care of Dr Bryan Kong since 21st June 2010. Hopefully treatment will restore strength to the deconditioned limbs.

Please contact us if you can help in

1) Finding a permanent home for home : BEST outcome
2) Finding a foster home for home with space for a big dog
3) Sponsoring the cost of caring for him such as sponsoring the vet fees at Acacia Vet Clinic (at AMK) and later acupuncture sessions with Dr Oh Hock Soon of Mt Pleasant Referral Clinic at Whitley Rd
4) Purchasing food for Bernard by ordering from Rein Biotech Services Pte Ltd

mms photo from Mary Lim who wrote

Bernard deserves another chance in life

With someone who is willing to walk his slow, painful path with him,

Someone who would love him unconditionally and accept him for what he is,

Someone who would plant good imprints for his next life.

Big in size but bones are felt throughout his weak body,

Big in size but with a gentle spirit.

If Bernard could, he would speak of

His happiness,

His confusion,

His anguish,

His sadness

and

His pain.

Let’s give Bernard d joy, love n care he deserves.

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