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£1,310raised of £10,000 target by 32 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,310 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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    Funded on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017

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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

      6 months 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

      6 months 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

      Daniel Turcan

      6 months 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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    7 months ago

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    32

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 30, 2016

      £50.00

    • Victoria

      Victoria

      Dec 20, 2016

      Hi Daniel,Myself and my boyfriend are donating to you instead of buying Xmas gifts for each other.We hope to adopt from you in the future when we are based in Malta.Happy Christmas!

      £150.00

    • Marion Tucker

      Marion Tucker

      Dec 14, 2016

      I urge you to continue the good work that you are doing...and hope that my modest contribution will help you to do this...

    • Anna Babola

      Anna Babola

      Dec 10, 2016

      £10.00

    • Janika Borg

      Janika Borg

      Dec 9, 2016

      Keep up the good work you are doing. Someday, hopefully sooner than later, I adopt a Sicilian stray.

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 7, 2016

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 7, 2016

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