£621raised of £10,000 target by 16 supporters

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

Chatham, United Kingdom
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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 just 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.
On May 14th 2017 John is planning one more daring fund raising event. ARK along with another group called KAT's plus a donation to the running costs of the animal ambulance, will benefit from Johns efforts.
The event this year will be comprised of two events, a Skydive and Wing Walk on the same day, 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

    11 days ago

    John Ellett

    The story of Loudi, not a very good production , but hopefully you will feel in your hearts the feeling of despair that she felt. Please sponsor my endeavours to help animals like her by sponsoring my Skydive and Wing Walk on May 14th. Thank you on behalf of the Animals. https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Help-Animal-Rescue-Kefalonia

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  • John Ellett

    John Ellett

    11 days ago

    John Ellett

    The Beautiful Animals of ARK. Please support my endeavours on May 14th on the charity Skydive and Wing walk. Your help would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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    John Ellett

    11 days ago

    John Ellett

    Tooltip trigger A video to promote shelters not just in Kefalonia , but to promote shelters everywhere. These kind and caring places need your help. Their faces say it all. Help to give them a chance to be cared for in a forever home of their own. Please support our event by sponsoring me .

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  • Cheryl Powell

    Cheryl Powell

    Feb 19, 2017

    I know it's not much but every little helps Hope it goes really wellBest wishes Cheryl


  • Julie Wilson

    Julie Wilson

    Feb 11, 2017

    Will this do for my inappropriate language earlier?! Think I have a couple in the bag now;-) let's hope PO responds x


  • Jane Poyntz

    Jane Poyntz

    Feb 10, 2017

    Here is our donation John. We are sure the money will be there at the end of all your hard work. The very best to you John. See you in May 😉


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John Ellett

John Ellett

Chatham, United Kingdom

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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