Sampson was found abandoned in a junkyard in Askar, Bahrain, along with Suki and Sadie. He and Suki had sought refuge in an old tyre, in an attempt to escape the scorching heat of the desert sun. Tempting Sampson out of the tyre was a challenge, especially given his particularly fragile, poor condition. When he eventually emerged, he did so with a wagging tail; it was as if he knew that he was finally safe.
All three of our Salukis show signs of unimaginable cruelty, their legs crooked and bent. But Sampson is the worst affected, his front legs shockingly bowed. Upon arrival in the UK, Sampson will be seen by veterinary experts to assess the extent of this damage and to provide a comprehensive report of findings, which will better indicate ongoing treatment, where necessary. It’s unlikely that Sampson’s leg alignment will ever be surgically corrected, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have a superb quality of life.
Sampson is everybody’s friend due to his gentle, laid-back personality. He is the most sweet-natured of the three and would make the perfect sofa buddy! Although he enjoys the odd spurt of energy, what he loves most is cuddles and people who pay him lots of attention. He does tire quicker than Sadie and Suki, so would prefer a home where he can walk and play at his own pace.
Sampson is incredibly courageous and strong willed. Despite a horrendous start in life, he has not allowed it to define his personality nor his zest for life! All Sampson needs now is someone to believe in him enough to offer a second chance at happiness.
Please note, because Sampson needs to undergo further medical examination upon arrival UK, prospective fosters / adopters will need to be prepared to take him to our partner vet (Greater London area). We are looking ideally for people interested in fostering Sampson with a view to adopt, though we will consider fosters that are prepared to commit to providing medium-term care.
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