We are forever grateful for the donations we receive from our supporters, it is because of that generosity that we are able to rescue the animals that we do, month in month out. Each month we put up a gallery of some of the fortunate faces of the month's rescues, some of the ups and downs and some news from HQ.
A massive THANK YOU from us, and especially from them for your ongoing support.
R.I.P Sweet Arthur
Dentist day for the herd.
The New Hope horses had their annual visit from the equine dentist. It is important to keep their teeth in good shape to ensure the herd are in tip top condition. Just like us, some were not quite as brave as others.
This month we had to say a last goodnight to little legs Arthur. He had prostate cancer.
We first met him as an already old boy some years ago, in a pound in need of help, he had clearly had a terrible life by the state he was in. We did what we do and sent him to a lovely rescue. However as he got better his colourful personality and tendency to nibble people and other dogs became apparent so he ended up coming back to us.
He was a nightmare for a month or so, dog reactive, people reactive, afraid of the dark, but he soon became one of the family, all his anxieties ebbed away and he found his happy place with us.
He was a proper little Jack Russell and we proper loved him. The last two years of his life he was happy. A little character that could never be replaced.
Parrot aviary completed
At last our aviary is finished and our 3 resident African Greys can move in. The aviary is situated where there is a lot of of coming and going, parrots are very intelligent and will enjoy the interaction from passers by. They have an indoor area where they can chill out away from it all and where they sleep at night.
Rags to riches
Nico and Meg were taken in to another kennels as strays. They were in terrible condition, sun damage to the tops of their ears, several overgrown claws, underweight and petrified. The kennels did a great job at getting them in better shape and started their road to recovery before asking us to take over. These guys have a great foster home to go to from the weekend under our friends at Elite. Rags to Riches for this pair in a couple of weeks.
In the early hours of one morning we received a call to take in this poor girl. Shortie was found in appalling condition with bad skin and very underweight. She is now in kennels, warm, fed, comfortable and with a positive future ahead of her.