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Rescue Has No Borders. Saving The Street Dogs...

As with all animal cruelty and neglect, whatever the location or part of the world, it is the same, the suffering is the same, the pain is the same but the conditions are far more horrific in some countries as is the scale of neglect and abuse and the sheer numbers and rescue is far less likely and far more difficult for those brave angels that work on the frontline. Romania is one of these places.   Our Beautiful Brave Roms... Four years ago after witnessing the continual suffering of the street dogs we felt compelled to step up and to help but decided to do it in a unique way. As a sanctuary we have a certain amount of autonomy and are able to help in ways that have no negative impact or effect on the UK pound and rescue system. So we decided to help where we were needed most by selecting the most affected at risk dogs from Romania who were traumatised, shut down, fear reactive, disabled etc and blend them into packs who would live and thrive together in relative freedom, allowing them to live the life that they needed to...together. Dogs like Billy, just 3 years old, hit by a car, used for fighting and attacked by other dogs. Shut down and traumatised by a life in and out of the mayors pound and yet somehow still willing to love and trust and live given the chance. We fund-raised pack house by pack house in order to take the most damaged and effected dogs from Romania enabling the Romanian rescuers who work determinedly in horrific conditions to help more dogs and working alongside Michelle Holmes our first 'packs' arrived 3 years ago. This was a long and difficult rescue project and we worked carefully for two years matching and blending packs, bringing them to the UK to live out their days in the comfort and safety of the sanctuary. So many times, with the invaluable help of Michelle, we trundled up to the collection point in our hired Luton van, armed with crates and treats. I will never forget that first night and don't think I have ever been so daunted and if I'm honest frightened by the enormity of what I had taken on when I saw those dogs. Some of the souls that I collected did not even seem like dogs, dead inside with...
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Loving Gabriel Is Easy

It didn't take long for Gabriel to fit right in and become a beloved member of the Sanctuary family, he is a cheeky monkey with the most adorable face and a real sweetheart. Our Angel Gabriel was about as abused as a dog can get when he was found in Millfield, Sunderland in February last year. He was literally an emaciated bag of bones with cigarette burns on his face, sores on his body and scabs on his back; another traumatised no name dog that had suffered unbelievable cruelty at the hands of this 'animal loving society'. We can't even imagine what he went through and it does not help Gabriel to dwell there. He was so emaciated that it was uncertain he would survive but survive he did and with careful nursing, his physical health was restored but sadly neurologically, he never quite recovered and is now left with some movement and processing disorders which mean he is prone to falling and can't safely be re-homed into a domestic environment. He spent 10 months in council kennels hoping, wishing and waiting for someone special who had the skills to deal with his issues to take him. Nobody came but thanks to Facebook networking and Rescue Aid For Animals he found us and although he may have trouble staying on all four paws he certainly landed on them because here with us he has a chance at rehabilitation and a home forever that is not far short of heaven for dogs like Gabriel. Here with us he has a safe place to lay his head and dream, soft bedding under his wobbly body, food, friends and buckets full of love....here he can shake out his wings, leave his awful past behind and start his life over again. And start it he has *smiles* he has his own stand alone kennel now overlooking the field at the back of the SOS area giving him a beautiful and peaceful view out over the countryside. He loves bounding about in the play area and spending time with the volunteers, playing chase and just being a dog with no pressures. He has settled in really well and always has a smiley face when he greets you in the morning. He loves his chews and bones and hides them in his bed for later and adores his daily walks over the fields, mooching about on a...
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