Just a few notes of what’s involved when we find a dog or when a dog is brought into us at ( A.I.D.)
- Has to be checked for micro chip.
- If it shows no chip or the owner cannot be contacted from what information is on the chip then it has to be advertised as lost.
- Has to stay in my home or a foster home for one week to one year or more.
- Might be in good health.
- Might be in a very poor condition.
- Might have Leishmaniasis and have long term treatment and might not be adopted.
- Might have a broken leg or something else and has to be operated.
- Has to go back and forth to the vet and have time to recover.
- If it’s a very young litter of pups then special puppy milk has to be purchased and given every 2-3 hours, day and night.
- Has to be advertised for adoption in our website, newspaper and other sources.
- When a forever home is found e.g. abroad all documentation has to be in order for travel.
- The homes have to be vetted, which sometimes involves a lot of travelling.
- Each of our animals is wormed, have an EU passport, all vaccinations including rabies, micro chip, sterilised and health check before departure.
- Has to travel abroad by car or taken to the airport to fly to his new home.
- Has to be met at the other end by our network partner and new owners.
- Last but not least, is the never ending and huge vet bill that has to be paid every single month of the year.
Then there’s the raising of funds and running the charity shop and that’s a whole new subject.
A lot of effort is involved by everyone to help the animals BUT ALL WORTH IT!!!
The Reason (to you from all your rescue dogs)
I would’ve died that day if not for you. I would’ve given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would’ve used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands. I would have left this life believing that all humans don’t care. Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn’t matted, skin that isn’t flea bitten, good food and enough of it, beds to sleep on, someone to love me, to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands. Your big heart saved me…
You saved me from the terror of the pound, soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved. I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair – why you do it?
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes – you open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter – make just a little more room…to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes. In the best way I know how. Reminding you why you go on trying.
I am the reason.
The dogs before me are the reason.
As are the ones who come after.
Our lives would’ve been wasted, our love never given.
We would die if not for you.
Ahí va mi casa!
Abandonado por el río
¡Otro perro triste y solo!
No se sabe donde han ido sus dueños.
No le importaba mucho.
Es que la novedad se disipó.
Demasiados problemas, demasiada molestia
Pero lo que no sabe es
Su problema ya es problema de otro.
Tres semanas lleva este perro al lado del río,
Sin comida, ni calor, ni refugio ni cuidado.
Es demasiado fácil arrojarle del coche
Y dejarlo allí.
Cada paso de este perro es agonía
Con su pierna fracturada y retorcida
Pero ¿agoniza a su dueño con
Lo que ha hecho?
No, él ha resistido.
Quizás piensas que alguien bueno
Recogerá a este pobre perro
Y lo llevará al centro de recogidas de animales
Donde lo cuidarán y curarán.
Piénsatelo bien, piénsatelo bien
Porque ya están muy ocupados
Y no pueden salvar a todas las almas
Abandonadas que haya, ¿Sabes?
¡Piénsatelo bien antes de tener un perro!
Tiene su recompensa, pero es un trabajo permanente.
Sin embargo, él no te dejaría abandonado con miedo, ni te miraría con desdén
Él sería tu amigo fiel,
¡De por vida hasta su fin!
La conciencia es la clave ¿sabes?
Hoy día la conciencia de todos está dormida.
Pues no hay excusa para este acto.
Debería ir a la cárcel, ¡Es la verdad!
Allí afuera en el frío y la oscuridad,
Está solo, dolorido y perdido.
¿Quién le ayudará? ¿Quién lo salvará?
Ya que es sólo un número
Muerto en la escarcha.
Piénsatelo bien y acuérdate
De esa alma abandonada.
Esperaba tres largas semanas
Antes de ser encontrado muerto en un agujero.
Aprende la lección, no hagas suposiciones.
¡Piénsatelo bien! ¡Piénsatelo bien!
Una poema por Natalie Galea
There goes my home!
Abandoned by the river
Another sad and lonely dog!
No telling where its owners gone
He didn't care for long.
The novelty wore off you see
Too much trouble, too much bother
But what he doesn't know is
His problem's onto another.
Three weeks now this dog's been at the river
No food, warmth, shelter or care
It's too easy though to throw him from the car
And leave him there.
Every step for this dog is agony
As his leg is fractured and twisted
But does his master agonise
With how he's acted?
No he's resisted!
Hopefully someone kind you may say
Will pick this poor dog up
And take it to the rescue place
Where they'll fix him up!
Think twice, do think twice
As they are busy as can be
And cannot save every soul
Abandoned out there you see!
Think twice before getting any dog!
It’s rewarding but a lifelong job.
Though, he would not dump you off and sneer
Or leave you out there in fear
He'd be your faithful friend,
For life until his end!
Conscience is the key you see
Everyone’s conscience these days is numbed.
Well there's no excuse for this act
It should be prison, that’s a fact!
Out there in the cold and darkness
He's alone, in pain and lost!
Who will help him, who will save him
Now he's just a number
Dead in the frost!
Think twice and recall
A poem by Natalie Galea
That poor abandoned soul.
A long three weeks he waited
Before being found dead in a hole.
Learn a lesson, don't reckon.
Think twice! Think Twice!