Hugo the Maremma finds a brand new life

Hugo the Maremma finds a brand new life

Hugo the Maremma finds a brand new life

Murphy now has a ravishing buddy named Bolt, who helps him study to do his job.

When Hugo the Maremma was surrendered to Home Animal Providers (DAS), little did he know it might result in a brand new life as Murphy, guarding a variety of animals at a sanctuary in Western Australia.

Hugo got here to DAS after displaying aggression in direction of his new house owners, who had solely had him for one month. He had already been rehomed twice prior – which means he’d had three houses in simply his first yr of life.

Maremmas are working canines and one of many oldest present breeds. They’ve a robust intuition for safeguarding their flock from intruders which makes them wonderful livestock guard canines. This intuition, nonetheless, can result in points in an city surroundings.

Regardless of earlier aggression, Hugo’s temperament assessments have been constructive. Given his breed, the DAS workforce reached out to its rescue community to seek out him the appropriate residence. Clearly Hugo was not suited to residing in suburbia – he had a job to do, and DAS wished to assist him discover the appropriate match.

With the help of ACT Foster and Rescue, DAS contacted West Coast Maremma and Livestock Guardian Rescue in Western Australia. The rescue group kicked into gear, and instantly started elevating cash to pay for Hugo’s transport.

Inside only one week, DAS obtained information of Hugo’s flight particulars and the workforce dropped him off to Canberra Airport within the early hours of the morning and obtained him snug for his lengthy journey throughout the nation. Hugo arrived in Perth that afternoon and instantly started to create a bond along with his new house owners.

Hugo has now fortunately settled into his new residence at Moore River Ranch and Wildlife Sanctuary and has been renamed Murphy.

Murphy’s new ‘flock’ contains emus, kangaroos, horses, goats, geese and chickens. He’s displaying a beautiful calmness round all of the animals on the sanctuary and has a brand new Maremma buddy named Bolt who helps him study the ropes of being a trusted guardian.

Murphy’s transformation is a good instance of the dedication DAS has to discovering the appropriate residence for the appropriate canine.

Murphy the Maremma -- a large white dog cooling off in a river

Hugo has fortunately settled into his new residence in WA and has been renamed Murphy.

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