These are the dogs who need that little bit extra. Most will never be suitable for rehoming because of their past life experiences. They may heve been severely neglected or abused, missed out on vital early learning, have medical or behavioural issues, or just be very elderly.
Dogs like Rosie, above, who has just had Spinal surgery and currently had Vets bills of almost £7,000,
We don’t re-home hundreds of dogs like many rescues, that is because most of the dogs we take are the harder to home dogs, the old, sick, naughty, neglected, elderly and abused. Dogs that are simply less attractive to adopters, many referred on to us by other organisations as problematic in one way or another. So we don’t have a fast re-homing rate and steady cash flow coming in. In fact we rarely cover costs.
Our most famous dog is Bobby the little Chihuahua from Battersea Dogs Home, who was featured on the Paul O’Grady POG dogs show. Bobby came to us a tiny ball of anger and mistrust, he bought a thunder shirt, a tray of Marmite, Peanut butter and dehydrated potato for stuffing Kong’s, oh and a box of tennis balls and old leads. That is all the support that came with him.
After a few months of rehabilitation, Bobby was able to be rehomed. Of course most of our dogs are not as cute or appealing as little Bobby.
Currently we have 2 British Bulldogs, George and Beti, so far they have cost over £1600 to sort out their breed related issues, Beti will need expensive eye ointments for life.
We have several other dogs who will be lifetime residents who all have ongoing issues and need your support.
This is where you all come in. Please if you can donate to our veterinary fund, this is our biggest single expense. We and the dogs will be eternally grateful.
Many people do nothing believing they cant do enough. BUT, if everyone could donate just a little, you will collectively be doing so much.
If 3000 people donate £2 each the total would be £6,000
If 3000 donate £5 each the total would be £15,000
Imagine if that could happen every month? We could help so many more, all for the price of a couple of cups of coffee
Please donate whatever you can and help us to help dogs like Rosie, George, Beti
You can donate via Paypal – our Paypal address [email protected]
(please mark as friends and family, then they don’t take fees).
Or via Direct bank payments
Our account is with HSBC
Account name: Lizzies Barn Sanctuary
Account number: 11667270
Sort code: 403010
By cheque payable to ‘Lizzie’s Barn Sanctuary’
Or good old fashioned cash.