Screen 3 - Shetland Tess
About the Films being shown here
Tess had spent just over 4 months, from September 2009 to February
2010, as a stray, running wild on Staney Hill overlooking Lerwick on Shetland.
Films are in standard definition 4.3
unless otherwise stated.
We understand she had been kept on a farm to be trained as a
sheepdog but did not show any interest in herding so in September
Then she had been given away to a lad to be kept as a family pet.
Within a week of him taking her home, she had run off and in spite
of all his efforts, she would not come back to him.
In spite of
efforts of dog wardens and many local people, Tess had vanished and
remained out of human contact for long periods of time.
On the odd
occasions she was sighted, she stayed well out of reach, running
away if people approached her.
That winter had been particularly bad on Shetland, with heavy,
prolonged, snowfall and temperatures down below -15c on some
Episode 1 tells the story of her adventure on Shetland and the first two weeks in our care. She is a remarkable little dog.
Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace
Episode 2 is the continuation and conclusion of the Shetland Tess rescue story. Picking up from where part one ended, this film shows her finally
Episode 2 sees her settled in her new home and includes an interview with her new owner.
Episode 2 - The Awakening