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20 Rescued Animals in Crisis! Please Help!
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Ended May 16, 2014
We've been rescuing animals since 1998 and never asked for any help from anyone before, but since one of the dogs needed surgery for a ruptured cruciate ligament (£600), it has made a massive hole in our food and medicines budget. Please help! More ...

My mom started rescuing unwanted and abandoned animals 16 years ago and now she really needs some help for a couple of months to look after them all.

She has 20 animals, including five dogs, four cats, guinea pigs, degus, mice, hamsters and terrapins. She also has four tanks of fish, which had been left at her house by the previous resident when mom moved in.

She and a friend started a small gardening business last year after getting laid off from work (redundant) and this helped her big animal food budget, which is her one aim.

But with the cold weather, the work dried up (November 2013) and it isn't expected to pick up again till about late March/early April. She tried to budget enough to keep them going through the winter months, but one of the dogs needed surgery in December for a ruptured cruciate ligament (now healing well). This has been a big drain on mom's money and we are at crisis point now. In particular, three of the dogs have some health problems that need regular medication.

The animals are family and she loves them. If anyone can please help, even a very small amount will be very much appreciated until work starts picking up again. Thanks.

Roy hurt his leg and needed pain killers and anti inflammatory meds - poor boy:

Roy the dog and Pepper the cat go walkies together in my video:


Lifelong bonds have been formed here (Roy and Pepper) Happy Buster when he was a puppy:Happy Buster when he was young - now eight years old. Playtime with footballs...and plenty of them!

Salt and Pepper The mouse den is a constant source of fascination for the dogs!

This is Butter, one of our huge tropical fish


Buster loves all the cats and they are fascinated by him!

Titch - our dwarf hamster The two girls share a joke! Some of the terrapins

Roy and Buster Our collie, Blue, who is deaf and also has seizures for which he needs constant medication for the rest of his life. The degus

Some of the little ones

 Harley They all get on - even the little ones and the dogs!

Joseph Parrot fish and silver dollar fish The dogs' and cats' idea of bunk beds!

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