• DAY 261: 24 HOURS FROM DEATH AND NOW BRITAIN’S CUTEST STAFFY?

    Jun 13th

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    It’s been quite a while since I ran the campaign to find Britain’s Cutest Staffy with the wonderful All Dogs Matter charity. Finally… I have some images of the winner, Jess, a gorgeous black staffie that visited the studio recently.

    It so happens that Jess is a rescue staffie.

    Her story is typical of so many like her. Kate, her owner, describes it in her own words:

    “Jess was on death row, 24 hours away from being put to sleep before she was rescued by the charity. We lost our previous Staffie after 13 years so was looking to adopt when Jess came along. After having her for 48 hours she was rushed to the vets and underwent an emergency operation for Pyometra. The vets removed 2 kilo of womb and infection from her and said it was the worst case they’d seen. She is now the Mascot for Room for One More Staffie Rescue, and we would not be without her.”

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    Kate and partner with Jess – one very happy dog.

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    Looking back on that campaign I realise it was a bit of a shambles. My fault entirely.

    I had no idea what I was doing and consequently raised almost no money for the wonderful All Dogs Matter charity and I never even got the number of the winner of the puppy section (whose dog is no probably big enough to pull a truck). I  wonder too if I have changed anyone’s minds about these beautiful dogs. Except my own. Which is something. Through meeting many of them I’ve come to know them as gentle, warm creatures. I really hope more people realise that too.

     

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    Jess is right there at the top in number 1 position!

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    8 Responses to “DAY 261: 24 HOURS FROM DEATH AND NOW BRITAIN’S CUTEST STAFFY?”

    1. What a cute staffy she is. Amazing pictures!
      You did a great job with promoting the contest. You changed your own mind, that is defintely SOMETHING!
      (When I get my June salary I will send over a few bucks to “All dogs matter”.)

    2. too kind as always Martina! To everyone that sees this MARTINA has been incredibly generous to this project. THANK YOU MARTINA!!!

    3. Beautiful photographs and gorgeous models.

      Looks like everyone had a wonderful time.

    4. Sweet, Martin! 🙂 *blushing*
      And I am not going to stop here! I promise!

    5. hooray!

    6. gorgeous. our local rescue centre is chockablock with staffies, such a shame

    7. Beautiful dog ive also got a rescue staffie had him for 10 years so faithful xx

    8. Wonderful pix, as always. You are doing incredible work, Martin, and you are a very brave man to go to the places you have…what an emotional journey you are on, it will change your life forever. And congratulations on all the good work you are doing with the publicity and helping save some animals. Bon courage.

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