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         The Animal House Rescue

                                  Incorporating YORKIE WORLD (Birmingham)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - if you wish to contact us via phone regarding any of our animals or other matters please do so between 9am and 6pm.  Outside of these times you can email us at info@theanimalhouserescue.co.uk 

Welcome to The Animal House Rescue

09.01.19 Skye another abused and neglected stray we are helping.

So heres the story we couldn't tell over Christmas, due to the dog wardens trying to get a conviction, which hasn't happened due to witnesses not being forth coming and no confirmed evidence of an owner, out of date chip and old owner sold on which completely tied the dog wardens hands...so frustrating for them and for us :( (please don't ask for more info as we can't say anything)

On the 19th of December an emaciated dog, a Staffie was found by a member of the public and was taken to the PDSA, they then phoned the dog warden who seeing the state she was in made a call to our very own Jennie Dhanjal (K9 Search UK) and she of course called Lin and said "HELP!"

That was all we needed to hear. The dog warden took the dog straight to YourVets, Smethwick where Lin met them and the dog was immediately admitted under The Animal House Rescue. She was as we said emaciated, weighing just 12.8kg, dehydrated and so was put on a drip. She under went blood tests to see if there was something underlying making her ill..... there was nothing showing except that she was anaemic and that her weight and condition was purely down to neglect and lack of food. She was de-flead and wormed. The vets started her on a re-feeding programme but she was completely shut down and had given up on life. The out of date chip showed that her name was Skye and she was 2 years old, not only was her body weak but her mental state was pitiful, Skye lay not moving focused on something far, far away, somewhere beyond what we could see and we really thought we weren't going to get her through this, but team TAH and our vets are made of tough stuff and so we had people going in and sitting with her, holding her head and talking non stop, dragging her back slowly into the real world. Its taken time but over the past weeks she has been given all the love and attention we could and its made a difference. Her head comes up and she will make eye contact and loves the cuddles she gets. Shes still a bit of a nervous girl with every new situation but shes getting there and we are with her, every step of the way! She has put on weight, now at 15.1kg which is really good as her tummy had to adjust to having food again but shes feeding well and so Skye was released from the vets on the 5th January to go to her foster home. She still has a long way to go but we will be updating regularly. Every year around the same time we get a furry desperate case... last year we had Elsa, this year it is Skye. We will never stop taking in those that cannot stand up for themselves and tell their story....

WE will tell their story for them! Skyes vet bill to date is £1461.11, for those that messaged us asking how our vet bills are so high, this is one of the reasons.


Guys we don't often beg for donations and we hate doing it and it makes us feel really bad :( but we have actually run out of funds.  This past year has been manic to say the least with 366 animals helped by the rescue, many seriously ill with huge vets bills.  We still have 17 dogs and 44 cats in the rescue who are either ready for adoption.... will soon be ready or are in long term foster who will never be up for adoption due to heath issues.

Our December bill was £ 13,149.58, we couldn't pay it in one lot and Lin has pulled in all funds from everywhere to pay the last £1,200 we officially are now broke we have no funds for January and still have animals under the vets. Many of the animals that come in are emergencies and it will break our hearts to say we can't take them.

This years total vet bill was £96,494.78

Team TAH have worked their socks off with the fund raisers, the store collections and the shop and you have helped massively with donations and sponsored events and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We desperately want to do the same in 2019 so if anyone can spare even £1 to kick us of into the new year it would be greatly appreciated.

Also if anyone would like to do any fundraising or sponsored events in the next few months please PM us.

Payments can be made via paypal to info@theanimalhouserescue.co.uk or in any of the ways below. Please make it for friends and family so we dont lose any money in fees xxx

Thank you for all you support over the past years and a Happy New Year to you all.

The Animal House Rescue doesnt have a rescue centre, instead of using kennelling facilities we have a network of local foster carers.  Our foster carers open up their hearts and homes to animals, that are homeless through no fault of their own.  Without our foster homes we would not be able to help as many animals that we do. 

Foster carers are an important part of our rescue network and we are forever greatful for their help.  If you feel this is something for you, please click on the button to complete our application form.

03.09.18 Coco the very lucky one!

This last week one of our foster homes had a knock at her door. When she opened it a woman was there and she was obviously drunk. She asked for help with a cat she said had been visiting her for three weeks in her garden and that she was feeding it and the cat was heavily pregnant. Apparantly she had been taking it in to feed her and the landlord had spotted it and told her if she didnt get rid he would poison it. Our foster home decided this cat needed help and so she went round. The cat was lying on the daughters lap and our foster mum asked if she could be put on the floor to see just how pregnant she was. The woman asked if she knew how many she was going to have and although huge our foster mum said it was difficult to tell so the woman starts telling her that her first litter she had one, the second she had three and the third four..... and she's only been seeing her for three weeks (something didn't add up here). Whether it was really her cat or not this baby girl needed help and so we took her in. Late on Friday night she went into labour, the first kitten came but the placenta was stuck, with a bit of manoevering she passed it, the second kitten was the same, the third mum chewed through the cord before the placenta came. We gave her a little time to pass it but she didn't so off to the vets she went. The vets said something wasn't right so xrayed her and found three kittens still inside but could find no heartbeats. Sadly even with the vets working on the kittens who were delivered by caesarean these little ones didn't make it 

Thank God we took her in, even when we have no room our foster mum still squeezed her in, if she had stayed with the woman she and her babies wouldn't have survived as the remaining placentas and kittens would have rotted inside causing massive infection killing mum too.
This is mum (Coco) and the surviving kittens, shes a stunner.
A big thank you to our foster mum Lou for being there for Coco and her babies and making sure she got the treatment she needed.
We are a small Birmingham based rescue, which takes in unwanted, abused and abandoned animals. All the animals that come into our care are treated for fleas, ticks, mites and worms, they also have a full veterinary 'm.o.t', and are neutered, if over 6 months, and inoculated before going to their new homes.   We do not use kennels, instead we have foster homes, which enable us to see the animals behaviour in a home environment, then any problems can be dealt with and we can re-home them to the most appropriate place. All prospective adopters will be home-checked. If you live outside the Birmingham area and would like to adopt a dog, we will need a veterinary reference and copies of two recent household bills. Please check with any rental agreements or Landlords to make sure that pets are allowed in your home.
All dogs are kept at foster homes and the adverts will show the contact name and number for that home. Please contact them in the first instance as they will be able to advise you better.  We also run a feral cat-neutering program, where feral cats are trapped and the females are spayed and the males are castrated. The cats are then released back to where they came from, as hardly any feral cats become tame. Those that do are re-homed. This helps to cut down on the number of kittens born each year, which will in turn keep the colony going.  All our work is done with the aid of donations, and street collections with all money collected going to pay for food and our massive veterinary bills. If you can help us in any way either by donations of money, blankets/duvets or food, please contact us. Also needed are volunteers to help on street collections, veterinary runs with animals (car required) and picking up food from various collection points around the Birmingham.

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SafeStore Oldbury

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