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    Weʼve raised £585 to feed and protect abandoned and abused dogs in Greece and get as many as possible to safety here in the UK

    Lichfield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Wednesday, 6th September 2017

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    Hi everyone!

    Myself and James will be abseiling down the outside of the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool (a 200ft drop) on Saturday 12th August to raise money for Desperate Greekies dog rescue. This dog rescue is in dire need of any funds. It is run by one exceptionally dedicated UK volunteer as well as some amazing people who have volunteered their time and money to build a shelter and save over 150 dogs lives. This shelter is in constant threat of closure, and given the standard practice in Greece of feeding food filled with razor blades to kill off unwanted dogs (cheaper than poison), keeping these dogs fed and safe until they can be rehomed has never been more important. Every single penny will go direct to saving these dogs. If you can give £1 this will help. As we have two greekie dogs of our own, we know these beautiful babies deserve nothing more than the absolute adoration and love they give right back to us, so please give anything at all to help keep them fed and safe.

    We are hoping to raise enough to bring 1 dog across to the UK to safety until he can be rehomed, as well as enough to feed the dogs left behind for 1 month. If we can raise above this we can pay for UK kennels and transport and get even more dogs to safety. Please help us save lives. 100% of your donation will go to these dogs.

    To find out more about desperate greekies dog rescue see their website here or their Facebook page here .

    Can you save a life? See the dogs you can rehome here and here.

    £350 will pay for 1 dog to get to UK giving a much higher chance of rehoming (and freeing up another space for a dog off the streets) this covers; Neutering, Vaccinations, Microchipping, Flea, Tick and Worm treatment, blood tests, transport and a Pet Passport.

    £150 will help to feed the dogs in the shelter, be used towards the transport of another dog or neuter dogs to prevent the crisis escalating further

    We're aiming to raise enough for both of these (maybe more if we can!). If we can raise above this we can pay for UK kennels and transport and get even more dogs to safety. Please help us save lives. 100% of your donation will go to these dogs.

    Thank you all ❤️ Katie & James x

    P.S why Greece? I'm often asked why Greece and not a shelter in the UK. Whilst supporting UK shelters is amazing, they are plentiful, well funded, and dogs are more likely to be rehomed as they are already in the UK. In comparison, there are no systems in place in Greece to protect, or even neuter, unwanted dogs and the situation is out of control. There are thousands of injured or dying dogs littering the streets, and many more wandering abandoned. They are considered unwanted pests by many, and many of those lucky enough to have a chance of living in a home are typically thrown out when they are no longer puppies or they get sick and their owner can't afford to pay. Standard practice is for them to die slowly after consuming blades, the lucky ones die instantly if they are hit by passing vehicles. Those that aren't so lucky find themselves in municipality "shelters", where they live on concrete floors and slowly starve. Dogs are otherwise dumped in the mountains to starve or freeze (Greece can be below 0 in winter) - which is where a lot of the greekie shelter dogs have been rescued from. By giving money you're feeding them, protecting them, and giving them a chance of a new life in the UK - thank you.

    Here's my greekies, Leila (white) and Lucas (black and white), Leila top left before she was brought to the UK, Lucas was abandoned in a park and was starving when he was found.

    Here's what we'll be tackling, this is 200ft high, these images are just below that as they show the drop after the first part of the abseil;

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    • Katie Ferneyhough2 years ago
      Katie Ferneyhough

      Katie Ferneyhough

      2 years ago

      Hi everyone! Wow - I cannot believe how much you have raised in just 3 days!! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has donated, your money will go directly to supporting these amazing dogs, I am so so grateful. These dogs have nothing and no-one and your money will give them a chance at a new life, thank you so much for your incredible generosity xxxxx

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    37

    • Wendy Francis

      Wendy Francis

      Sep 1, 2017

      Good luck x

      £10.00

    • Clive Ferneyhough

      Clive Ferneyhough

      Aug 22, 2017

      Well done katie !

      £30.00

    • Jess

      Jess

      Aug 14, 2017

      Well done, hope it was fun!!

      £5.00

    • Sandra Kirby

      Sandra Kirby

      Aug 13, 2017

      Well done and thank you.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 12, 2017

      £5.00

    • Kay Fretwell

      Kay Fretwell

      Aug 11, 2017

      Great cause, good luck!

    • Jen

      Jen

      Aug 11, 2017

      Good luck Katie... enjoy it if you can!

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    Lichfield, United Kingdom

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