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Weʼre raising £10,000 to Help "Adopt a Sicilian Stray" to find rescue dogs a forever home and provide medical care and food for them while they wait for adoption

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The background:
There are 750,000 stray dogs in Sicily. They are poisoned or die of malnutrition in the first year of their life if they are not taken off the streets.

What we do:
The dogs are brought to Malta at no expense to the adopters. The only requirement is that the dogs go to a good home. They arrive in Malta micro-chipped, holding an EU passport, vaccinated against Rabies, de-fleaed and de-wormed. They are checked by a vet prior to departure and are only brought to Malta if they are 100% healthy and conforming to regulations.
This is not a business but a charity financed by ourselves. The dogs are not for sale, and they are not allowed to be sold on by those adopting.

The problem:
Here in Vizzini we are at 650m above sea level. It is already freezing at night and it has rained solidly for 7 days and still pouring heavily! In spite of our efforts our pens are flooded and this is the condition our dogs are living in daily.

We are going to have some concrete bases and roofs put in because the situation in winter is unbearable both for the dogs but also for us as we have to wade through the mud in wellies and the mud becomes really tough for us to clean up properly. My knees and back are beginning to hurt. But to do this we need to install an effective power wash and an adequate septic tank which drains the liquid but retains the solids.

Every donation helps us.
Liliana is the only person that comes to help me!! And if I am to help others then the ones here will have to go back out as strays.
EVERYBODY please SHARE our available dogs and pups. Please please help us find them a home.

https://www.facebook.com/Adopt-a-Sicilian-Stray-778173988931408/
Winter here is cold and harsh.
There will be countless pups out there in need of help and I will not be in a position to help them.


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  • Daniel Turcan

    Daniel Turcan

    13 days ago

    Daniel Turcan

    These are makeshift pens we have built in order to save as many dogs as we can. But it is far from ideal. So when you consider adopting a dog, please try to understand that these dogs are in desperate need of a safe environment. Please understand that they are in danger here and most stray dogs will not survive the winter. If you adopt one of these dogs we will be able rescue another but we are full to overflowing. Please think about these dogs and their desperate plight. If you are in a position to adopt a dog please do so. Don't wait till yo

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  • Daniel Turcan

    Daniel Turcan

    13 days ago

    Daniel Turcan

    Here in Vizzini we are at 650m above sea level. It is already freezing at night and it has rained solidly for 7 days and still pouring heavily! In spite of our efforts our pens are flooded and this is the condition our dogs are living in daily.

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    Daniel Turcan

    13 days ago

    Daniel Turcan

    Why do we need extra money ?? Here is one of many reasons ..You have seen * THE MUD * video !!:( ...Adopt a Sicilian Stray We are going to have some concrete bases and roofs put in because the situation in winter is unbearable both for the dogs but also for us as we have to wade through the mud in wellies and the mud becomes really tough for us to clean up properly. My knees and back are beginning to hurt. But to do this we need to install an effective power wash and an adequate septic tank which drains the liquid but retains the solids.

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  • Jenefer Ham

    Jenefer Ham

    Dec 4, 2016

    Theresa Camilleri has cared for, spayed and rehomed more than 200 stray dogs this year! All from her own bank account. She deserves support for all her hard work & love she's giving to abandoned pups.

    £50.00

  • Emma Davies

    Emma Davies

    Dec 1, 2016

    Happy Christmas Shirley Davies, I hope all the doggys are helped xx

    £80.00

  • Amy Scerri

    Amy Scerri

    Nov 30, 2016

    Love, from Zetti

    £20.00

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