Abbie’s Rescue Diary

Abbie’s Rescue Diary

Hi, im Abbie and im 12 years of age, living in County Kerry. I love all dogs and have wanted my very own puppy for a long time and this is my adoption story.

April 2020

After many months of begging, pleading and bribing my parents to get me a puppy they finally said “YES”. We looked at a lot of websites and shelters when eventually we found a litter of puppies that had been brought into Sera Huskey, we had to make sure that they were the right breed because we already have another dog at home.

2nd May 2020

A few weeks had gone by and it was time to see the puppies. My dad and uncle went to Sera Huskey to see the puppies. Maurice from Sera Huskey then said that my dad could bring me and my sister in to pick one of the puppies another day. I was so excited.

9th May 2020

So the Saturday arrived when it was time to see the pup. After lunch we all hopped into the car and went to Lisselton to see the puppies. I loved all of them but one of them really caught my eye, he was black and brown and really sweet. Sadly we had to leave a little while later but when we got home at dinner that evening, my dad told me that someone would be coming the first or second week in June around my birthday, to bring the puppy home. I was so happy, my dream was coming true.

10th May 2020

Today I went around asking everyone for a good name and a lot of people agreed with BOOTS because his tiny paws were brown so he looked like he had boots on. I also thought that it went well with the name of our family dog “LOLA”.

1st June 2020

Today my Dad and I fixed up a new outside pen for Boots, so that he would be safe if i was busy or didn’t have time to play with him or bring him indoors. We fixed up a corner in the back with a bed and shelter from the rain.

8th June 2020

My mom came home after work today and sat me down and told me that BOOTS was being dropped off tomorrow. Luckily we had gone to Pet Mania in the morning and bought a new lead, a dog bed and some new bowls.

9th June 2020

The day finally arrived. Boots was brought to my house at 2pm today. I couldn’t contain my excitement. I took Boots from my my mom and started to cuddle him straight away. He is so adorable. I introduced him to our dog Lola and Boots was very excited to see another dog. Lola was a bit unsure. After Maurice had finished explaining all about the pup, he left to re-home more dogs and BOOTS was mine. I spent the day playing with Boots, and after he was so tired he slept for hours.


Wildlife Rescue Stories

Wildlife Rescue Stories

Sera the Swan

Meet Sera one of the many graceful swans that we have come across the winter. This is Sera, another beautiful  swan to be brought to a vets in the past few months. Please keep an eye out for these beautiful swans. Be wary as swans can become aggressive if they are frightened. They may feel intimitaded if they hear a loud noise or if they are hissed at.  After spending sometimes here the swan seems to be doing okay. To be sure we decided to take Sera the swan to the vet to be safe.

After an examination by the vet there seems to be much more going on than we initially thought  so we decided the only action to take was a little trip to Kildare Animal Wildlife Sanctuary who will rehabilitate Sera and allow him to be safely released into the wild. They provide a sanctuary for sick and injured animals. We hope that the swan to be released as soon as she is feeling up to it.

Other Swans to visit Sera Husky Animal Rescue

This was the fifth swan to be brought to us. After a few days of relaxation she seems to be back in good spirits. She is much livelier now and thankfully after examination nothing seems broken. On Christmas day she was released back where she belongs. Swans have been migrating from Iceland, Canada and Greenland as we have a suitable climate to support them.


This is a seal who was found in Blennerville, thankfully the seal wasn’t unwell. It’s not advisable to try and move the seal back into water as they can give a nasty bite. Seals have adapted to life in the water and that’s why they are so clumsy out of water. Seals move back to water we they are ready to do so. Interestingly seals often like to live near the sea.



Our first rehoming of 2020

Meet Pixie she is a kind and beautiful Jack Russell. Pixie is our first dog to find a home in 2020 and we couldn’t be be happier for her. Pixie came to us last year when unfortunately her owner was unable to look after her . Beautiful Pixie headed off to her new home. Without a doubt she will keep her new owner occupied with her lively and playful spirit. She is a beautiful and friendly dog and what a great start to her year. We know that she will be very happy and content in her new home. She went off to her new home and she deserves all the care, love, long walks and happiness.



This is a little bat,one of my favorite animals,he was brought to our vets this morning,i was in visiting Goldie,it was attached to a fly screen,these little things are so fragile trying to peel its wings off the sticky fly paper was a job,i got both wings off intact and then gave it a bath which again is no easy thing to do,ive since given him another bath and if he survives he’ll probably need another,that stuff is awful and trying to clean tracing paper wings is the one of the trickiest things my shovel like hands have had to do in a long time,hes been under gentle heat lamp and likes hes glucose drink so fingers crossed he(we’ve named him Bruce) will pull through and he can get back to his bat cave



ABBEY: before and after, we found her in Tralee with severe sarcoptic mange, a skin disease caused by parasitic mites and occasionally communicable to humans. It is characterized by severe itching, hair loss, and the formation of scabs and lesions. This painful condition can be prevented by regular grooming, brushing and baths.

Abbey Before

Abbey After



The beautiful Nova went off to her new home today in “Banteer” – .had a little pit stop at Kanturk Castle with Hatchi on the way home.