Lots of lives saved
Very busy week at Rain beginning with Princess our Westie finding her new home – from the state she came into us – No one would have recognised her after being in foster with Clive and Lisa – She was a different dog – so confident and happy, definitely a lucky girl.
Our lovely Staffy lad Rolo was also adopted by a lovely family. Nicky Rolo’s foster mum took him over to meet them on Saturday and the rest in history.
We couldn’t leave Nicky with an empty space in her home so with Benny on board we turned up for him to step in and meet his new foster sister Dexy and he slept like a baby for the rest of the night knowing that he was in good hands.
On Tuesday a lady spotted Benny on the website and he too went back home with his new mum. What a lovely lad he is and we know hes going to have a wonderful life.
This little old dog was due to be put to sleep – taking up valuable kennel space for dumped dogs every day, but this dog warden goes the extra mile he phones everywhere trying to get dogs into rescue – and rescue he came. He was very upset in kennels, not used to it – he had been loved once. Once he went to stay with Nicky he was a different dog – he settled, was calm and knew love again (and biscuits). His new mum and dad knew he was perfect for them – they expect a few teething problems, but no – he’s just been a dream and now he goes off in the car to work with her – all the time. From being ready to die 2 weeks ago, to being the most loved dog ever – just with the help of Rain Rescue – how wonderful is that.
Once again Nicky had a space in her home so we were of again to Rain on Wednesday to pick up yet another foster – Spud. As we drove up to the kennels we received a call from a family looking for a young Staffy – we had just the lad . We called on our way home to meet them, they fell in love with him instantly and we all knew then he had found his new home. The car returned home to Nicky’s empty – Way to go Spud – Fabulous.
Busy as usual at the kennels, with interest in our 2 little guys – Benji and Terry trotter who both have been reserved by lovely people and will be in their new homes after being castrated today by the weekend.
Jazz came for a run out on Saturday to see if she would fit into a small family environment – She acted absolutely perfectly as we knew she would but we were unsure if a buggy and a pretty strong dog – (although she doesn’t pull unless she wants to investigate) would be the right scenario. The family loved her as we all do but we brought her back until this has been mulled over. Jazz had a fabulous time though and gave her chance to meet new people, see new places and had a great time playing ball with the family on their garden even if she liked eating it just as much.
We had a call from a local pound to say one of our long adopted dogs had turned up there. She is such a good girl and we cannot understand how she has ended up there – We know that she has lived with children and that they adored her but we couldn’t leave her there so we were straight up to fetch her. Whilst there we spotted and older Staffy girl – Sat nervous in the corner – so bewildered – so frightened – so heartbreaking – we could see in her eyes that she was so upset into why she was there – We really hadn’t the space but who would take her?, poor poor girl… Needless to say she was on the van and back to Rain for cuddles and hugs. Shes still really frightened – not eating and has started with the most horrendous Kennel cough, its so so sad but we are glad we saved her – She is adorable, so willing to please and will make someones life so complete -We will try our hardest to get this girl the best care and find her a lovely home she truely deserves. We have called her little Annie
With Only £10.00 donated through our Facebook page this week we often wonder – what are we doing wrong?.
So many calls from people needing help and advice and although we are full we try to help in finding some kind of solution and ideas for them. If only people realised that we are not a large organisation / the only money we have is what we beg for / we are only a handful of Volunteers – doing what we can / when we can and through total hard work and dedication we still manage to save so many that would have died without our help on so little donations.
Please spread the word about Rain Rescue – Tell your friends about us – help us to keep going because we are really really trying – but we need help and donations to help the animals survive.
Thank you to all that has written to us – All that do care – It really does mean a lot and we will try to live to fight another day.