Axe attack survivor finally finds new home

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Neo, a dog who sustained horrific injuries when his owner attacked him with an axe in 2017, has finally found a new home.

Neo arrived at Freshfields Animal Rescue with his brother Santos, who was victim of the same axe attack, after spending six months in police kennels. A Freshfields statement says, “Despite the trauma in his past, Neo proved himself to be a perfect gentleman, who loved to be fussed and cuddled and enjoyed his walks and adventures with a trusted and dedicated group of volunteer dog-walkers.

“We are always humbled by the incredible capacity for love and joy shown by animals who have known nothing but anger and abuse.

“Sadly, as time went by, Neo continued to be overlooked for adoption – until earlier this year when we received the phone call we had all been waiting for!”

Introductions had to be delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions, but when Neo met his prospective new family, it was soon clear Connor and Millie were a perfect match.

Millie says, “We have been following Neo since he first came to Freshfields. I have rescued dogs in the past and now am in a position to adopt. Our landlord was great and very understanding.

“When we first met Neo it was on the exercise field at Freshfields, and he made both of us smile with his antics! He loves his tennis balls. We came to visit three times a week or so during April, and he started to be more comfortable on walks with us and his personality shone through.

“The Freshfields staff were amazing; Amy talked things through with us and we had so much support every step of the way. Neo has settled in brilliantly. He’s so happy when he’s snuggled between us on the sofa. He’s changed our lives and we’ve changed his!”

Dawn Hurst, Operations Manager Liverpool, adds, “Everyone at Freshfields is thrilled to share this news with all our supporters. We know that Neo will be so happy with Connor and Millie.

“We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has helped care for Neo during his time with us. Whether you’ve donated to his vet bills, followed his journey or helped in any other way, you’ve prepared him for the day he can go to his new home with a big smile on his face.

“We are so thankful that Neo has a fabulous home to call his own where he will be safe, loved and cherished. Have a wonderful life Neo, and enjoy your new home!”

Neo, who survived an axe attack, in his new home

Images by Freshfields Animal Rescue

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