Please go and read Life after money, Ilona has copied and pasted an article about breeding dogs rescued from a puppy farm. I live around 30 minutes from the rescue centre and will be ringing them in the morning to see if and how I can help. It may be that I spend a chunk of many days sitting in a pen playing with dogs, it may be that I fill the car with food, shampoo, toys or what ever is a need and drive it over to them.
What ever I can do I will, and I will be giving Ben an extra hug or 3 tonight.
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Thank you Rupert, once more to the rescue.Delete
After working in and part running a rescue until my diagnosis last year, I know Sylvia and her them work tirelessly to help any dog. We had expuppy farm dogs come through our rescue, I fostered many of them, transported them and adopted those I couldn't bear to let leave us. Now I only have two dogs, Nemo came from a home and my Livvy from a puppy farm, she was in a horrendous condition when she came many moons ago but thankfully just needs eye drops daily now. I know her medical bills were over £1000 in the first couple of weeks because I fostered her for another rescue in Wales it took 6mths before she was ready for adoption but we couldn't bear to let her go so adopted her.ReplyDelete
Pam and anyone else who would like to help, there are many ways you can help Many Tears and other rescues, they're always in need of transporters, fosterers, fundraisers and many other ways. We were very lucky our rescue used foster homes for all our dogs MT take in many more than we could so have to use their kennels and there are many ways to help there too. The dogs in the kennels need contact with people who care enough to spend time with them, happy to walk them or just sit with them.
Sorry if I've gone on a bit to much but even though I can't physically help in rescue my heart is still with the dogs large of small who have sadly become a cash cow for so many. One last thought, it never ceased to amaze me that in all the years I was involved we had very few what I would call a genuine mongrels come through our doors, 99% were pedigrees which shocked many.
I spent part of today there and can honestly say that there is no pall of despair there, in fact there is a strong feeling of hope. I met a couple from the West Midlands who had been accepted to adopt and were making their first, get to know you visit. I sat and cuddled several of the newly rescued dogs, talking gently to them. I am going back tomorrow.Delete
You are showing true compassion for animals suffering terrible neglect. I have never owned a dog ( I'm a cat person) but no animal should go through so much - and all because people want to make money out of them - and have no cares about their welfare. We have 2 (pedigree) cats, but both were unwanted and have things wrong with them.ReplyDelete
The dogs that I saw were slowly starting to respond to people, in the first run there were 3 poodles, one stayed in her basket, one had a wander round before coming to me and the last was on my lap and snuggled down in the blink of an eye. I did go and sit in two more runs and will be back tomorrow.Delete
Oh Pam, what a lovely thing you're doing. Those poor, poor dogs. I am so glad that they are being looked after. I haven't had a dog since I was 18 and am a bit nervous of them so will not be getting one myself but for every cruel person out there, there will be at least one loving person to help. Thank God for people like you and the rescue centre xReplyDelete
There are lots of people helping out, it will be a while before any of the newer dogs will be ready for adoption. Hopefully once they are ready it will not take long, they are very adorable.Delete