Yesterday I got forwarded a post from the Middlesbrough For Sale site which is on Facebook. It was from a friend asking if I knew anybody who could take a 14 year old Westie which was being advertised because the owner was in hospital and wouldn't be coming home. She sent it to me because I have 2 Westies of my own with a long history of the breed. I immediately went on the site begging the person to contact Westie Rescue, explaining that they would take the dog, place him with a foster carer for assessment and then find the right, forever home. I told him/her that by advertising the dog on Facebook could be placing him in danger of dog baiters. I received no reply but got increasingly worried at the amount of people jumping in to ask if they could have him. I posted that people should realise he was not just a cute looking Westie, but he was also 14 years old and will be bringing his new owner age related veterinary bills. Probably, because people were drawn to the rather lovely photo of him, they wouldn't consider this and then the poor fella would be advertised again. I have tried going on to the page again but it has been closed and the lady who posted will not reply to private messages. I have worried all night about the poor little lad and praying that she has seen sense and contacted the rescue rather than hand him over to just anyone.