Tuesday, 30 December 2014

FACEBOOK UPDATE

This is my Facebook update today, for those of you who are not on Facebook, for information :

Good news for a change. An update for those who have been following the stories of the dogs in our village.
The dog who was poisoned and who we managed to get to the vet clinic on Friday, has fully recovered and has been discharged from the clinic. He is being taken to the sanayi where the worker who has adopted Kahve will be keeping an eye on him.
Kahve has settled well there. The man lives above his workshop so is always there. He will also be feeding the other dogs there if we provide food,
Bob, the dog who was shot. He has been in the clinic for more than 5 weeks. Because it took us a week to catch him, his leg was badly infected and took some time to heal before he was operated on. He has also made a good recovery and is being discharged today. My husband will be taking him to his new home in Oren.
Apologies for posting some distressing photos recently on my page which I am informed were upsetting to some people. I have deleted them now, but I don't regret posting them because it's important that people are aware of what's happening. I can assure you that the reality is far worse than any photo. 

Monday, 29 December 2014

Moving forward

I've been updating the situation with the village dogs on Facebook as well as on here, but of course not all of my blog followers use Facebook, so I wanted to let you know that we have the situation more or less under control now.

Mr A took Kahve, the only dog remaining in the village since the spate of poisonings, to Milas shelter.   He loves this dog and I'm afraid he just could not leave him at the shelter.  Kahve is a soft and gentle soul, and he would have been bullied in this overcrowded shelter.  So he took him to our vet, had his vaccinations done, worm and flea treatment, and then he brought him home and we tried desperately for hours to get our dogs to accept him.

It didn't work.  The 7 big dogs barked furiously and wouldn't accept him into their area.   The 4 small dogs were much the same, except for Monty (bless his heart) who accepts anyone.   Kahve was scared and eventually sat by the gate trembling.

Mr A took him up to the industrial estate where there are other dogs and he seemed much happier.  Sometimes we have to accept that some of these dogs don't want to be confined, they want to run free.

When Mr A went up to the estate yesterday morning he found a very happy and relaxed dog, who mixed well with the others.



But the best news of all was that a man who works there has adopted him.  He already has the other little dog in this picture.



This man has also agreed to feed all the other dogs too, including the poisoned dog currently in the vet clinic, who will be collected today and taken there. * see update below. We have to provide food of course.  We have now paid a huge vet bill for the poisoned dog, and Bob's operation, treatment and 5 weeks stay in the clinic,.  In this respect we need more donations.  Please help if you can.

Bob will be discharged at the end of the week and we will take him over to Oren, where a home is waiting for him.

At this point in time, there are no strays in our village.  But we have no doubt more will arrive and we will have to deal with this as and when it happens.  In the meantime, Mr A and I have written strong warnings on our village Facebook page, talked to people, and both the Muhtar and Hoca have put out announcements on the public address system to tell people not to kill the dogs.  If they have any problems with them, then they must inform Mr A and he will deal with it.

Apart from providing food for all the industrial estate dogs from now on, we will monitor the situation regularly, to make sure that the man who has Kahve keeps his promise, and that all dogs are being fed and cared for.

It's been a dreadful week, but we have to try to remain optimistic and just move forward.

Update on the dog that was poisoned and we had hoped he would be ready to leave the clinic today. He is very poorly again. There's a strong possibility that there is liver damage. He remains in the clinic and the next few days will give us some indication how bad this is, 

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Frantic Activity

I was about to call this post Frantic Friday, to update on yesterday's activity but realised that it was in fact Saturday yesterday, and I somehow seem to have lost a day....or lost my mind....or both!

Up as usual around 5.30am to feed our 11 dogs.  Coffee and a discussion about what to do next to try to solve the problems we face at the moment.

We set off to the vet clinic later, taking Timmy with us.  We noticed a little blood in his poo so wanted to check him out.  His bowel movements are normal.  He's not ill...quite the opposite in fact.  He was given the once over and Mehmet thinks he has probably been chewing on twigs that have blown into the garden.  Nothing serious.  He's a greedy little boy and not only eats his food...separated from the rest in the bedroom...but if I don't pick up the other little dogs' dishes quickly, he'll get stuck in to them too.

The dog who was poisoned on Friday has made a good recovery.   He has had lots of injections and serum and is walking about, but he will stay in the clinic until Monday just to be safe.

Bob is also doing well.  He had his operation earlier this week, and has a home to go to in Oren.  He will be discharged at the end of the week and we will take him there.

Thanks to all your donations, I was able to pay the vet bill up until yesterday for Bob, who has been in the clinic for 5 weeks, for the poisoned dog, and to stock up on more sacks of food.   My funds are pretty much depleted now, so further donations would be more than welcome at this time.

We are now almost certain that most of the dogs Mr A had been feeding daily in the village have been poisoned, or disposed of in some way.  It is utterly heartbreaking and I still fail to understand this mentality.  These dogs pose no threat.  They are fed every day, and even if they do chase chickens, is it really necessary to kill the dog?   Mr A got the Muhtar and the Hoca to put announcements out on the public address system to tell people that  if they had problems with street dogs to contact us, not to kill them...we would deal with it.

This message is probably too little too late.

There was only one dog remaining in the village...Kahve...who we treated for mange months ago, fed along with the others, and Mr A had built up a wonderful relationship with him.   We had to try to get him to safety.



Mr A decided to take him over to Milas shelter, not a perfect solution, but better than leaving him in the village.   Unfortunately, when he got there he just couldn't leave him there.  It's overcrowded already and soft gentle Kahve would have been bullied in such a confined space.

He brought him home desperately hoping that our dogs would accept him.   We really tried, but the 7 big dogs have become so territorial that they won't accept another dog of similar size.   The 4 little ones weren't terribly happy about it either but I hoped they might allow him in their territory.   We kept him on the balcony.  Mr A went out to ask around for a safe place for Kahve.  I spent the evening on the balcony with Kahve and the 4 little ones, with the 7 big ones all barking frantically.  I'm well aware that we are being tolerated by our neighbours, but if we don't keep all this under some sort of control, their patience will wear thin.

Mr A came home and took over.  Kahve just does not want to stay here.  He feels intimidated.  I posted on Facebook to try and find him a home, and lots of people shared my post...thankyou.

Eventually, as he was crying and trembling at the gate, Mr A made the decision to take him up to the industrial estate on the main road.  There are many dogs there, but the workers tolerate them, and they are fed scraps.  We also supplement this with the occasional sack of food.  There are lots of places to shelter from bad weather.   .

Kahve was happy at last.  He loves other dogs and they just accepted him. We  have to realise that some dogs just want to run free.  Most importantly...he is safer there than in the village.  He is a lovely dog and we are still open to anyone wishing to adopt him.  He is so affectionate and needs lots of love.  He would fit in with a family perhaps who have other dogs who are willing to accept him into their territory.

On the way back from Milas shelter, Mr A took Kahve to our vet and had him vaccinated.  If anyone does decide to adopt him, we would be happy to get him neutered too.

Mr A will go up to the estate again today and talk to the workers he knows and let them know why we've put another dog there.  We will also do the same with the poisoned dog on Monday.  It means of course that because we will want to make sure these two dogs are fed and healthy, we will also be back to feeding the others there.  It would be impossible not to.   But it hopefully provides a solution if any others are dumped in our village....because inevitably this will happen.

Solving these problems isn't easy  but we've done the best we can under very difficult circumstances.

We will need more food now so once again, thankyou to all of you have donated recently, and anyone wishing to donate, please know that every little helps.

You will find the Paypal button at the top of the page.



Saturday, 27 December 2014

UPDATE ON VILLAGE DOGS

Thankyou for your comments on my previous post and forgive me for not responding as I usually would, but it's been a difficult couple of days here.  I am writing this post quickly, early this morning, and won't have time to edit so excuse any mistakes.  But we have a lot to do today.

We had a very pleasant Christmas Day here but it was spoilt by knowing that two of the dogs we feed had been poisoned and dumped in rubbish bins.  Mr A is heartbroken.  He had built up such a good relationship with these dogs.   We are certain more dogs have been disposed of, as only one dog turned up for feeding last night...the brown dog we call Kahve.

I had a frantic call from Mr A when he was down in the village to say that he had found another dog who had been poisoned.  He was still alive.  There was no time for me to get down to the village.  He phoned Mehmet, our vet, who drove to the clinic and Mr A and a friend picked up the dog and rushed him there.





He was given a fair number of injections and put on a drip.  A little later he seemed brighter, but Mehmet has told us that we cannot be too optimistic yet as the next couple of days will show whether this dog will survive or not.

Mehmet is just so busy, and also his wife Ayca.  They have so many dogs to treat now.  Some of you may have seen the horrific photos I posted on Facebook of a dog who was shot for chasing chickens in another village near Milas.  I don't normally post anything so graphic but I was so angry yesterday and felt it necessary for people to be aware of what goes on here.

Ayca tried for two days to save this poor animal, but he died.  Cause of death: massive blood loss and trauma.  Had he miraculously survived he would have been left with only one leg.  Can you imagine the horror?  No vet should be faced with this.  Ayca is understandably distraught and angry.  She has found out who the culprit is and they have been reported to the authorities....for what it's worth.  No appropriate punishment is handed out here...he'll probably get a fine.  It's disgusting but it's how it is.

The poisoned dog remains in the clinic.  Mehmet had run out of blankets, so Mr A wrapped the dog in his coat.  We will be going down to see him this morning.



Bob is still in the clinic...over a month now....but he has had his operation and is recovering well.  He will probably be ready to be discharged at the end of the week.  Thankfully some good news (we really need some good news!)  A woman in Oren is going to adopt him.   We will take him there next week.  We will also pay for him to be neutered, something Mehmet preferred to leave until after his recovery.

Mehmet has given us names to contact about a shelter in Tusla, on the way to Bodrum.  We are desperate to get Kahve to safety and also the poisoned dog if he recovers.  I have sent Facebook requests to these contacts, but will also get phone numbers from Mehmet this morning.  Fingers crossed they will take the dogs.  Mr A will offer to do any odd jobs or building work at the Tusla shelter, when he has time, as a way of thanking them if they are willing to take the dogs.

Failing this, we will take them up to the industrial estate.  There are a lot of dogs there but they seem to be safe.  They are fed scraps by the workers, and we supplement this with the occasional sack of food.

If any more dogs turn up in the village we will take them to the estate and continue to feed them, and the others there.

Mr A has written on our village Facebook page.  He is angry and he wants people in this village to know that we will do everything we can to find out who has killed these dogs and attempt to get them prosecuted.

I'll update when I can.


Friday, 26 December 2014

And the cruelty continues

The dogs that are fed every day in the village by Mr A have been disappearing.  He has been concerned for three or four days by their non-appearance at feeding time.

Last night he did some investigating.  He made some phone calls and he talked to the men in the teahouse.   He now has allies amongst the teahouse men.  They see him feed the dogs and his interaction with them and their mentality is slowly starting to change.

Do you remember this lovely kangal?  Mr A has become particularly fond of him.  We gave him flea and worm treatments and put a collar on him. He was fed every day and was happy.  He posed no threat to anyone.




He is amongst those dogs who have disappeared in recent days.  Mr A has now found out that he, and another labrador-type dog, were found dead and dumped in the rubbish bins when the refuse collectors came to empty them....clearly poisoned.

We are distraught and angry beyond belief.  Someone in this village is killing these dogs and we are determined to find out who.   The teahouse men have promised Mr A that they will find out what they can.  In the meantime, Mr A will be making more phone calls today to the Belediye, and if necessary the Governor of the Province.   All this has been done before, and I won't hold my breath that we will get anywhere...but we have to try.

Sometimes I just want to run away from this place.  Mr heart is breaking for these innocent animals.  When will this end?

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful and Healthy New Year.


Lots of love from me, Mr A,  Megan, Sammy, Blondie, Freddie, Chas, Dave, Melek, Monty, Tommy, Fistik and Timmy xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Back to Bob

I have to admit to letting Mr A do the regular checks on Bob.  You probably all know what I'm like by now.  I just cannot remain detached and if I have too much contact I get  too close to these dogs.  I know that we cannot take him into our family once he is better, because the other big dogs won't accept him.  So I'm a bit of a coward.  As long as he is getting treatment I am happy.

He.....yes he is a "HE".  It seems that either Mr A can't tell the difference between girls and boys, or perhaps Bob isn't very well endowed.   But to be fair, he has concentrated more on Bob's leg than examining him elsewhere!

Bob has now been in Mehmet's care since 22nd November.  He has been treated with intravenous antibiotics and regular changes of dressings and it has been working, slowly but surely.  (Sorry I don't have any up to date photos...Mr A's phone battery was dead when he visited the clinic yesterday but Mehmet will send me some photos in the next couple of days to show progress).

The operation will take place some time in the next few days, and he will also be neutered at the same time.

We have been trying to find somewhere safe for him to go when he leaves the clinic and Mehmet and his wife are trying to help us with this.   They know someone in Oren who may be able to help. I don't know the full facts but this person has rescued dogs from this area and taken them to a sanctuary in Istanbul, providing they are neutered and vaccinated.  All this is a little vague at the moment but we are keeping fingers crossed that this could be the solution for Bob.

His stay in the clinic has exceeded the 20 days that was first anticipated, so naturally the bill is creeping up.  We are so grateful for donations already received, but would welcome more...every little helps, no matter how small.

Mr A feeds the village dogs every evening when he visits the teahouse.  He has such a good relationship with these dogs.  They all wait at a distance from the teahouse but as soon as he arrives they come running.  It's a deliberate act on his part to feed them in full view of the men in the teahouse, to show that these dogs pose no threat and are lovely gentle creatures if they are treated well.  It seems that the message is slowly getting across.   He also feeds some of them again in the morning...those that need fattening up a bit more.

The 2 new members of our family, Timmy and Fistik, are settling in very well.  Fistik loves to play with Monty and Tommy and they all get on so well.  Timmy is pretty much house trained now...but has the odd accident which is only to be expected.   He had another visit to the vet yesterday.  He seemed to have a problem with his mouth and would cry if it was touched, so we decided to get it checked out.  It was nothing serious, just a baby tooth ready to come out so a little sore.  Mehmet gave him a painkilling injection anyway, and now he is fine.

 The newly created separate areas for the 7 big dogs, and particularly the cemented area, are so much easier to keep clean now.  We bleach and hose down every day.  The gate between the two areas is left open all day for all of them to come and go, and they particularly enjoy a little suntrap in the cemented area.

At night, the gate is closed.  Chas, Dave and Melek retire to their kennels under the shelter, and Megan, Sammy, Blondie and Freddie to their "bedroom" in the old house at the back.    We get the occasional night when all is quiet, but if a fox or another dog is spotted outside, then all 7 dogs bark furiously.

Timmy, Tommy, Monty and Fistik all sleep in the house, in the bedroom.  We don't hear a sound from them until morning.

We are up at around 5.30am to feed them all.....and another day begins.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Gokova Animal Rescue

During the time that I have been rescuing street dogs and continuing to feed more in our village I have been amazed and delighted at the support I receive from other animal rescue groups in Turkey.

I wanted to mention one person in particular who has given me support, advice and friendship...Sonia Garnett...who runs the small charity Gokova Animal Rescue.

I first met Sonia when we drove over to Gokova to collect Monty.  She is utterly dedicated to the cats and dogs in Gokova.  We drove over to her house again recently when we collected Timmy, and decided there and then to take Fistik as well.   Sonia had been fostering Fistik since last May but it was difficult to rehome her (I can't imagine why, because she is adorable).  Sonia's garden is not secure enough to prevent Fistik from escaping, and she very reluctantly had to put her on a chain.  Something that goes against everything she and I believe in.   So we happily took her home.

I copied the following from the Gokova Animal Group facebook page.  Sonia's own words, which pretty much sums up what she does.

These are the rescue cats and dogs that live with me at the present time, some are permanent residents and some are available for adoption. How do I decide who is permanent and who is suitable for adoption? Well once treated, if a cat or dog is healthy and has no ongoing health problems they are put up for adoption.If they are disabled or have ongoing health issues they stay with me. Homes are extremely difficult to find and generally people are more likely to offer offer a home to a healthy animal than to one that needs ongoing health care. Why don't I keep them all? I simply don't have the space and resources. It is your kind and generous donations that help support all of these rescues as well as the many street cats and dogs that Gokova Animal Rescue feed and provide neutering and healthcare for. Without your help many of these animals wouldn't be alive today. Your donations allow me to continue my voluntary work making their lives as happy and as comfortable as I can and for this Gokova Animal Rescue is truly blessed to have such wonderful supporters and friends that care so much. Huge thanks to you all x ·

I've seen Sonia referred to as an Angel on a Scooter.  I think the animals she cares for certainly see her that way.

This is the link to GOKOVA ANIMAL RESCUE on Facebook, if you would like to follow and support the work that Sonia does.


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Our Sanctuary

Between showers during the past week or so, Mr A has been working hard on completing the fencing and cementing of the separate dog areas.  Our garden and home has become a dog sanctuary.  I almost used the word "shelter" but as those of you involved in animal rescue here in Turkey will understand, the word shelter often conjures up a picture of overcrowding, sickness,  and not the best environment for dogs and cats.  

If it wasn't for the tireless work  by volunteers all over Turkey, these shelters would be much worse.  Thankfully those who care give up their precious time to visit, clean the areas and socialise with the dogs, and generally make their lives more bearable.

Of course we would be delighted if all these dogs had loving homes, and volunteers and charities do as much as they can to make this happen for some dogs.....always a joy to see when this occurs.

So this is our Sanctuary for our 11 rescued dogs where they are fed twice a day, receive all necessary veterinary treatment, have somewhere warm to sleep, and most of all are loved.   Someone recently asked me how it was possible to love 11 dogs equally.  It's easy.  You either love dogs or you don't.  There's enough love for all of them....and they return it tenfold.

Here are some pictures of the work so far.  The fencing and gate has been completed.  The first area which contains the sheltered kennels for Chas, Dave and Melek has now been cemented as you can see.   The fence beyond has a gate leading to the back area of the house where Megan, Sammy, Blondie and Freddie play, and this is left open all day so that all seven dogs can come and go.






Part of the area behind the house still needs to be cemented as and when we can afford it.  Here is Dave examining the work in progress!
Update:  Bob is still with our vet and recovery although slow, is progressing so we are pleased.  It's taking longer than anticipated but Mehmet doesn't want to make a decision on operating until the flesh on the infected leg has completely healed.   We had hoped this would all take a maximum of 4 weeks but it looks like it will be much longer.

And we continue to feed the village dogs, now twice a day.  These dogs come and go, new ones arrive, others leave.  At the moment we only have one female being fed and she has already been spayed.  As soon as we see any other females we will try to get them to our vet to be spayed as soon as we can.

If you want to help us continue with our work then donations are always very welcome.  (See the Paypal button at the top of this page).   Thankyou xx

Thursday, 11 December 2014

A DOG IS FOR LIFE

It's that time of year again.  All over the world people will be celebrating Christmas and they'll be buying presents for their loved ones.   Sadly many of them will buy puppies as Christmas presents, without giving a thought to all the hard work involved in  training a puppy.

The sad fact is that many of these puppies will be dumped or abandoned almost as quickly as the Christmas decorations come down.   Please think long and hard before even considering giving a puppy or dog as a pet.

Here in Turkey the same problem exists, but not so much over Christmas.  People move here to live, or maybe only stay for a summer season, and they adopt a  puppy or dog from the streets.   Very commendable of course, and we all know how many desperately hungry dogs there are out there and we want to help them.

BUT the most heartbreaking thing about winter arriving here, is the increasing number of dogs dumped or abandoned on the streets.  Many of them wearing collars, which indicates that they were once owned.

I'll never understand how anyone who has owned a dog, even for a short period of time, can actually just dump it on the streets.  Worse still are the numbers of people who take on a dog, then decide to relocate to their home country but won't pay to take their dog with them.  Yes, it's expensive, but surely you'd find the money rather than leave your dog to starve, while you board the plane?

Even if you can't take a dog with you, at least make sure that you find it a good, caring home, well in advance of your leaving date, to make sure your dog is settled with it's new owners.  Don't just hand it over with a sack of dog food to someone who has said they will feed it...maybe until you return.  How do you know this will happen?  It very often does not.,

But the solution to this problem is easy...think before you adopt...if there is the remotest chance that you may leave the country and not be able to take your dog with you, then don't adopt in the first place.  There are many things you can do to help the dogs and cats here.  You can go out and regularly feed a few animals, particularly in winter when food is hard to come by.  Or you can find out where your local shelter is, and join the many volunteers who give up their time to make the animals' lives a little more comfortable.

A dog is a huge commitment.  Make sure you are ready for it.




Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The start of a new week

We've had some storms and an excessive amount of rain over the past few days.Whenever there is a break in the weather, Mr A continues with work on the fencing dividing up areas of the garden to make the dogs safe.

The fencing is just about finished.  These photos are taken from the driveway, with the garden/gazebo behind us.   You can see the first area is where Chas, Dave and Melek have their kennels under the shelter.  Beyond this is another gate leading into the area at the back of the house where Megan, Sammy, Blondie and Freddie reside.  The gate leading to the second area is open all day so that all 7 dogs can wander in and out of each area.

To the left of both areas is the old house where these four have their bedroom.  (Look at little Timmy in the red jumper getting to know the big dogs through the fence).





The four little ones Monty, Tommy, Fistik and Timmy all live in the house but have the run of the driveway and the area in front of the fence.  When it's not muddy they can also play in the front garden.

We plan to cement the whole of the fenced area as soon as the rain stops and the ground dries out.   It will be easier to keep the areas hosed down and clean.....essential now that we have 11 dogs.

More dogs are arriving in the village, some of them with collars, like the one in the picture below who arrived last night.


 They are clearly being dumped.  No doubt word has spread that they are being fed here.   We have to try to keep on top of this if we can.   If too many arrive, then this will cause problems with those people in the village who object to the dogs being here at all.  We will certainly try to start getting the females spayed and avoid any unwanted pregnancies...as and when we can catch them and book them in with our vet.   It would be nice if the Belediye vet at the Milas shelter could take some responsibility for this,  but I won't hold my breath.

Nothing new to report on Bobbie.  She has been at our vet's clinic for more than two weeks  but progress is slow, and nothing more can be attempted until the infection is completely cleared up.  Mr A popped in to see her this morning and says she is doing as well as can be expected.



Friday, 5 December 2014

Thankyou



Update on Bob:  I should have mentioned that we discovered that Bob is in fact a girl.  With all the stress and difficulty in capturing her to take to our vet, we didn't realise until we checked on her later.  So I will now refer to her as Bobbie (sorry little girl).  We were so concerned with the injury that checking to see whether she was male or female was the last thing on our minds.

She has now been in the clinic for two weeks.  Progress is slow, but she is gradually healing.  The fractured bone is exposed but until the infection has been cleared up we can't yet talk about operating.

She is an aggresive dog, but this is understandable because of what she has been through.  She trusts no-one.   She has to be sedated every time her dressing is changed.  She is receiving antibiotics every day, is eating, and doesn't appear to be in any pain.   If we thought she was deteriorating or suffering we would of course make the decision to end her suffering, but Mehmet is confident that there is still hope.   So she will remain in the clinic until everything possible can be done for her.  Keep your fingers crossed for her please.

Since I posted about Bobbie I have had a good response from you kind people, and now have enough money in the pot to cover Bobbie's vet fees.  So a huge thankyou to all of you who have donated, and particularly to those of you who donate on a regular basis.  We, and all the dogs, are immensely grateful.



We continue to feed the dogs in the village every day, and making sure they are all well.  The brown dog, Kahve, has now finished the treatment for her skin condition and is so much better.  Mr A has noticed another new dog who has a few superficial injuries, probably dog bites, so as soon as he can gain his trust and get close enough he will use antibacterial wound powder to help clear these up.

Timmy and Fistik continue to fit in with the rest of the family. Timmy's house training is progressing well and he mostly goes to the toilet outside, with just the occasional accident in the house.  Fistik loves Tommy and Monty and they get on so well together.  We've had a lot of rain over the past couple of days, and they have enjoyed digging in the mud.  You can imagine how much cleaning up there is to do before they are allowed back into the house!

Mr A is still working on the fencing and gates in the garden to make separate areas for the dogs, so that the little ones aren't intimidated by the big ones.  There has been a lot of growling from Chas, Dave and Melek, but this is gradually settling down.  When they are in their own areas, they will all be able to sniff each other through the fence, and this will  lead to them accepting each other and
eventually they will all socialise.

This worked for us when we introduced Chas, Dave and Melek to the family when they were just 4 weeks old.  Now they are big they often play with the other 4 big dogs at the back of the house, and all get on well.  The safety of all of the dogs, particularly the little ones, is of most importance at the moment.

Thankyou again everyone who has supported us and enabled to make all this possible.



If you wish to help us look after our 11 rescues and the strays in our village, you will find the Paypal donate button at the top of this page.

Thankyou xx