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£351raised of £10,000 target by 6 supporters

Weʼre raising £10,000 to provide Medical, Veterinary Care, Food, Neutering program, General RunningCost and Physical Rehabilitation leading towards re-homing

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In 2012 during a visit to Kefalonia Chris and John Ellett befriended a dog, they fed it and gave it water. When their departure time came they watched as the dog - locals called her Lily - walk away down the road only to see a man viciously kick Lily in the ribs. This image stayed with them and resulted in telephone calls on their return to England to try to find help for this dog. This is where they discovered ARK (Animal Rescue Kefalonia).
Chris and John raised funds for ARK before they returned to the island. As they presented the funds they were asked if they would take part in a rescue mission. Five dogs in desperate condition had been reported. What they found there horrified them both. Nothing could be achieved on this day but on a return visit they found that only two dogs remained. Blind, bloody, mite infested and bone thin were some of the things these dogs were dealing with. After a standoff with the farmer who owned the animals and the appearance of the police one dog was removed for urgent medical attention - Chris named this dog Choccy a chocolate brown Labrador. After urgent medical treatment Choccy recovered and has now found a new forever home in Holland.
John decided to do a skydive to try to raise more much needed funds. He succeeded in raising 5,500 euros with this and other fund raising ideas. Without the support of family and friends this would not have been possible and is why John calls it peoples fundraising event not just his.
For 2017 John is planning on more, and, more daring fund raising events. ARK along with another group called KAT's plus a donation to the running costs of the animal ambulance will benefit from Johns efforts.
Like the last Skydive event, the event next year is a people’s event, you are the ones that are going to make a difference, so please, can you support him in helping the unwanted, neglected, injured and homeless animals of ARK and KATS?
Website http://animalrescuekefalonia.com/index.php

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  • John Ellett

    John Ellett

    a month ago

    John Ellett

    I want to mention another Charity in Kefalonia that do so much work in assisting Ark. This wonderful charity is called KAT (Kefalonia Animal Trust) it is very much worth a mention that the May 2017 events were to include both charities, but after a committee meeting of the Kats board, it was made clear that ARK would be the sole beneficiary of the funds in order to help them with the high number of animals in their care. Our thanks to this outstanding gesture of help and goodwill from one charity to another.

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  • John Ellett

    John Ellett

    a month ago

    John Ellett

    Just to keep everyone informed. Due to crowdfunding page duration of maximum 120 days, this is our second page leading up to our May 14th Charity events. The first page secured £1103 towards our target of £10.000. This means that at the end of each 120 day (there will be three in total) the total from the previous pages will all be consolidated to hopefully raise the target of £10.000. Thank you. Access to page 1 to see previous donation can be found on https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Help-Animal-Rescue-Kefalonia-1

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  • John Ellett

    John Ellett

    a month ago

    John Ellett

    Andie's first few weeks at her forever home in the UK. She is looking on the thin side and our vets did imply that she need to put on some weight. With plenty of love and affection Andi has thrived and is a wonderful addition to the family. She gets on so well with Lilly , the family's Jack Russell and she is John's shadow, following him everywhere she goes. She is well look after and Andi is loved and cared for and unconditional love is shown both ways. Ark and KATs are special shelters, if it was not for them, Andi would have died.

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2 months ago

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  • Tony Phillips

    Tony Phillips

    Jan 7, 2017

    For raffle tickets. Lets start the year off as we mean to go on and achieve the £10K. Good luck John.

    £100.00

  • Andrew Budd

    Andrew Budd

    Dec 29, 2016

    Good luck Mr E....

    £20.00

  • sarah franielczyk

    sarah franielczyk

    Dec 29, 2016

    Keep it up John.

    £30.00

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John Ellett

John Ellett

John Ellett became interest in the welfare of Kefallinia's animals several years ago while on vacation. Since visiting ARK, John has held boot fairs, performed a Skydive and In May 2017 plans another Skydive and a Wing Walk to raise funds for the animals shelter.

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