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Apr
19

The Unseen Heartbeat Of Front Line Rescue

4 HOURS AND COUNTING… A few nights ago it took a team of 6 of us to save a dog. He was massively at risk and would be put to sleep the following day if we could not secure him. We scrabbled about for a lifeline, watching the clock as the minutes ticked down relentlessly fast. The team had to be trusted people that will put everything on the line for a dog; we were desperate, we needed transport and a safe house for the night. He had been sold in a town, dumped like rubbish by the new owner but he got his first lucky break and was sheltered by a lady with a heart of gold. The stress of doing this is unbelievable your heart is in your throat, every nerve ending on fire, This is the side of The Sanctuary no one sees, me chain smoking, clock watching, stressing…but having the ability to link in with some amazing people to make a difference. You work constantly, your brain on overdrive as the time marches on and you know that as every minute passes he is a minute closer to being lost. And just as you lose hope and think you can’t save him another person joins the team and throws a lifeline…a stable for the night, then an amazing person is able to transport him and is due to collect him within a few hours. That's when you want the time to speed up, that's when you want the minutes to be gone...for when he is collected…when he is safe. Slowly it comes together as another person finds him safe emergency boarding, his path to safety becomes clear and you start to let yourself believe. The minute that that dog left that house last night I could have cried, you know then as a team you have done it...he is safe.That boy arrived into his EB. He is underweight and scabby, he has diarrhoea, and when you lift his paws you see the scars from cigarette burns and that’s when your heart contracts.. you envisage, imagine and live the cruelty; you know what he has endured and you know he was worth it. We saved him as a team but to get him transport, and to get him into EB for a week costs money and I spent £55 yesterday of the sanctuary's donations...donations that you made…£55 for...
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Apr
12

Bish, Bash, Beau!

Update on the gorgeously handsome Mr Beau Jangles.. The Beautiful Mr Beau who falls under Cathy Holding, was saved from being put to sleep and arrived at the sanctuary at the beginning of March. He was a suspected bait dog, he is battle scarred and has got some complex issues. Trying to take a picture of this boy is nigh on impossible as he is like a worm on a major sugar rush! However he has calmed a lot in the of peace at the Sanctuary over the last month and is now enjoying a good fuss and cuddle; so in our eyes he is doing great. His body is covered in the scars of his past but we hoped to be able to heal the scars on his heart by showering him in love and so far it's working. He loves his own toys for the first time it seems and having a play outside, yesterday he was out and about playing again with Sheralyn, lapping up the sunshine whilst chasing his ring toy around the place. He is enjoying affection and settling into himself even more and doing proper doggie play time like a true gentleman. He learned yesterday to swap a treat for his ring when he retrieved it which is great for Mr Beau whose idea of playing previously was run, jump and launch at you! So with steady work and great care he really is coming on great guns and with no demands placed on him; he is loving quite simply being a dog...    Here at the sanctuary we save the dogs that very few others can, please think about making a donation to us today to enable us to save and rehabillitate even more precious souls like Mr Beau Donate
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