Back to the pound – another 8 dogs saved
This last few days have been exhausting – as well as all else that we do – we have gone back to the pound and taken out another 8 dogs from 2 different pounds. Almost all of them needing medication and treatment. None of them ‘easy’ dogs.
Young Billy the GSD is so skeletally thin – he would make you cry if he was shaved.
Gus – the big bullmastiff – dragged and beaten by 9 year old youths on motor bikes leaving a huge gash in his side – and rips all over his face and ears.
Dora – The adorable girl – deaf and her nails so long she can hardly walk – her ears terrible sore, swollen and infected – its left her almost deaf.
Ricky – stressed and frightened – what has happened to this tiny little man in his previous life – he’s obviously ended in a non yorky proper home before.
Kym – petrified in kennels, but perfect now in a home
Louis – screaming and climbing the walls in the pound – desperate to come out – his old owner couldn’t look after him any longer – he was eaten away with fleas and they were driving him insane.
Pippa – poor tiny jack russell girl – her mouth so full of damaged and rotten teeth – they are almost falling out – her breath stinks horrendously – what pain she must be in – what a wicked person to have left and neglected her all these years with this rotten mouth.
The list goes on and on and on – and so few donations coming in – i don’t know how we will survive. Rain isn’t a big rescue – we are tiny – so tiny – we don’t have ANY staff – we are volunteers totally burnt out saving lives.
Thank you to Sue and Claire for fundraising and all the people who so kindly donated to them whilst outside Pets at Home – thank you to those people who donated £230 – this will go a huge way towards our vet fees and ongoing costs.
Big thank you to Sue – our lovely foster mum who always comes to the rescue of all these little sweet desperate small dogs – and nurses them back to trusting people again – and helping them find new homes. Oh and thank you to talking to everyone – all the time about all that Rain do – whenever and wherever you can – even if it is on holiday.
Thanks to Jacquie and Steve for doing the dogs in the kennels – so many to help all of them needing time and a love. Everyone of them get a good walk, fed twice a day, all the medication and vet treatment they need and a thick blanket and a quiet calm environment – to help them find new homes. Just the 2 of them at the kennels, to help the dogs – along with all the other things they do too.
Huge thanks to Vickie for going into one of the pounds each week and taking photos of the dogs in there needing a home and trying to find them places for those dogs in other rescues. Then thank you to her for adding the dogs onto the www.ineedahome.co.uk website, to help them find homes and also producing our fabulous flyers and posters and Supporters Packs.
Our poor Magsie, totally burnt out trying to help with the cats – was sat trapping cats the other day for almost 12 hours – because a firm were desperate for them to be gotten rid of – just her and Peter – trying to save these cats lives. Thank you to Paul – a true quiet cat hero.
Thank you to our foster mums and their families – for all the time, patience love and energy that you put into caring for these pets in your care – keeping them out of kennels or catteries to give them close to a ‘normal’ life – your work does not go un-noticed by those that know how hard it is.
We simply can’t carry on for much longer like this – without funds to pay for wages – we few simply cannot carry on doing it.
We can but live in hope that one day – one person will read our diary and say ‘ I will support them for the work that they do” knowing that we don’t sit on hundreds of thousands – sometimes millions of pounds as often is the case. Any money that we get in – goes to save lives not waste away in bank accounts.
We can but continue to hope….
Please donate – every single penny all adds up and helps us keep going – we have had £58 through in Just Text giving which is great but we need £60.00 for a castration £90 for a spay, £35 for a set of vaccines, £8 for a microchip let alone the cost of medication for the kennel cough antibiotics and visits.
HUGE HUGE THANKS to those people who have set up standing orders – they really are fabulous because we know some money is coming in each week that we have to use.
Last year our vet bill was just over £20,000 – help us to pay it again this year too.