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Urgent Appeal for Funds January 2019

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.

Skye another abused and neglected stray we have helped

So heres the story we couldn't tell over Christmas 2018, 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get a conviction, which hasn't happened due to witnesses not being forth coming and no confirmed evidence of an owner, out of date chip and old owner sold on which completely tied the dog wardens hands...so frustrating for them and for us :( (please don't ask for more info as we can't say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.

Urgent Donations Needed Please

Well guys it looks like we are going to have to pull out all the stops to even begin helping the inevitable large amount of animals that we will be asked to take (it's already started) in 2017. Despite the whole TAH team running themselves ragged to raise funds, and all our friends and followers that donated to the desperate cases we helped in 2016, we still need to find £6,297.47 to clear our vet bills for last year. Even though we have just paid £10,000 to our wonderful vets it still leaves us short of clearing them which we have always done before. Please, we need your help again to enable us to carry on doing what we do. Do you think you can help in any of the following ways?

Donation via Paypal to info@theanimalhouserescue.co.uk (or click the Paypal logo below)
Donation via text  TEXT 70070 then TAHR15 £ (enter amount you wish to donate) 
Have a coffee morning to raise money.
Do a sponsored event (we can provide official forms).
Organise a mass dog walk and ask people to pay £2 to join you.
Bake and sell cakes
Do a car boot sale or anything else you can think of to make money to help us out.

Also needed are good quality, clean teddies/soft toys and unwanted Christmas presents ie smellies / bath sets, unopened perfumes etc. for our tombola stalls

Sorry for the big ask but we are absolutely desperate :( thank you for reading xxx

September 2018 - Coco the 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.

Zip Wire Run - Please donate to Carys & Vickys daredevil stunt

Date confirmed 27th May 2017

Two crazy members of team TAH are going to be doing a zip wire run in May to raise much needed funds for us. Vicky Hodges and Carys Reeves will be zooming across the wire at speeds of up to 100mph :O ...Please support them via their gofundme pages.


BBC Radio WM - The Animal House Team 14.01.17

Axle Update 13.01.17 From SHAK

Success August 2016

Its official.....Dozer has been adopted,and what a happy boy he's looking. Fantastic home for a fantastic dude

July 2016

Well Foxy lady caught and checked over, wounds are healing well so she had a good spray with RenaSan and she was Advocated. To say she was ungrateful was an understatement but she is strong and apart from the wounds is healthy.

Animal House To The Rescue

3rd June 2016

This is Jonesy (as we have called him), he came into the rescue via K9 Search UK. When he was found he had a collar around his waist and was in a state with matted fur and a badly broken leg at the hock. When the vet examined him and removed the collar Jonesy's tummy was very swollen but it was thought it could possibly be a gas build up from the collar constricting him. When he had x-rays on his leg it also showed part of his stomach and there was a lump inside his tummy.

It was decided to operate on this first to see if it was a tumour and, if it was bad, then he would be put to sleep under the anesthetic. With fingers crossed here the vets operated and found not a tumour but a huge stone in his stomach which was removed and then his leg was removed as well.

All in all this little man spent 3 1/2 hours on the operating table and will be in recovery for a while yet. While technically a stray neither of the surgeries could be delayed as not only was he in great pain, they were potentially life threatening.

This little guy is extremely lucky as he was found lying in woodland in a state and underweight. Can we please have healing thoughts and prayers as he is still extremely poorly.

UPDATE 3rd June 2016 -  We have just spoken to the vets and Jonesy has made it through the night. He is still at risk more from his surgery to unblock his stomach than the leg amputation but he has managed to eat a little bit on his own. Keep fighting little boy we are all thinking and praying for you.

UPDATE 4th June 2016 -  Well although feeling very sorry for himself Jonesy is back in the land of the living. Sitting up and taking notice he's even managed to get up for a toilet break which is amazing. Please keep this little man in your thoughts and prayers that he continues to do well its early days yet.

UPDATE 5th June 2016 -  LOOK!! out tough little cookie is on his feet, way to go Jonesy you little fighter. Now be careful and don't over do it.  Jonesy went into his new foster home.