The Story of Jasmine – a Rescue Greyhound
Have you heard the story of Jasmine? It is a heartwarming story and one that demonstrates the love and well being that our dogs bring to our life. Well, the story goes something like this… In 2003, in the West Midlands of England, a policeman whilst on duty, came across a greyhound cowering in the back of a locked shed. He was concerned to see that the dog had been very badly treated and was thin and extremely dirty. And very scared.
The policeman took her to a the RSPCS quarters nearby. One day Geoff Grewcock visited the centre and came across Jasmine. He took her to a very special place, a wonderful sanctuary founded and run by him to care for sick and injured animals. This sanctuary was called the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. Geoff took in the dog, cleaning her up and giving her comfort and attention.
Within a very short period of time Jasmine (as she was named) started to look after and nurture the other animals in the sanctuary. Geoff took in the dog, cleaning her up and giving her comfort and attention. Geoff recognised that she had been emotionally effected by her previous life, but seemed to be a gentle dog by nature. Within a very short period of time Jasmine (as she was named) started to look after and nurture the other animals in the sanctuary.
Jasmine became famous for playing mother over the years to puppies, foxes, a fawn, 4 badger cubs, 15 chicks, 8 guinea pigs, 15 rabbits, a deer—and one of her favourites, a goose. Jasmine acted as their mother, caring and nurturing them as if they were her own. This went on for over 8 years until Jasmine passed away in 2011.
Due to her popularity, her death triggered numerous worldwide donations made to the sanctuary. And all because of her story. The sanctuary continues to care for animals in need, but as yet hasn’t found another Jasmine. Geoff still misses her and said that her passing was so sad. But she was a legendary animal, and her legacy continues. Geoff still misses her and said that her passing was so sad. But she was a legendary animal, and her legacy continues.
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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.