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£205raised of £1,000 target by 10 supporters

    Weʼve raised £205 to help a paralysed dog and to give her Rescuer hope and strength in her continuing rescue effort.

    Lefkada, Greece
    Funded on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

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    Marta rescues and helps abandoned dogs in need.
    Through Little Friends Lefkada, Marta’s friends help finance this, but occasionally, there is no support for a dog.
    James was one of those, suffering from incurable Leishmania. Everybody told Marta to put him to sleep. Save the money. Move on.
    Marta couldn't look away. She took James home, she told his story and she found him his forever home, my husband Richard and I. And nine months later, James curled up on Richard’s bed and comforted him during his last hours. As he has comforted me every night since then.
    Others would have put James to sleep, would have moved on. Not Marta.
    And here she is again, with little Nala, a mixed breed girl, barely a year old.
    Two weeks ago, her owners handed her into the vets to be put to sleep. She was sick, they couldn’t afford the vets bills. Life in Greece is hard, for humans and for animals.
    For some reason Nala’s legs aren’t working. It started with her rear legs and has spread to her front legs. She has feeling, but no movement.
    Despite treatment with antibiotics and physiotherapy, things haven’t improved.
    The options are to either put her to sleep, or to take her to the veterinary hospital for neurological, thyroid function, blood and toxoplasmosis tests and to biopsy the muscle.
    Again, people are telling Marta to put Nala to sleep. Save the money. Move on.
    Only she can’t do that.
    Because for the last twelve days Nala has been wagging her tail at her, she’s been licking her face and cuddling into her arms. She loves Marta and Marta loves her back.
    Marta the rescuer’s life is hard. She witnesses unimaginable suffering. She feels helpless and overwhelmed. She cries herself to sleep at night.
    Marta needs Nala's love and she needs this chance to work a miracle, to give a little dog back the use of her legs, to keep herself strong, and to keep rescuing.
    Your support and your altruism can achieve this. Please help, please make the miracle unfold!



    • Martina Hamburger1 year ago
      Martina Hamburger

      Martina Hamburger

      1 year ago

      Little Nala is smiling today, she's heard that we've already raised over 10% of the money required for her medical treatment. However, if we could quickly get to £ 250, she could have the urgently needed test for Canine Myasthenia Gravis, which is her vet's number one suspicion. If Nala's problems were due to MG, this would be treatable and she could go on to live a normal life, the miracle Marta so fervently hopes for. Please keep giving, so we can help them!

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    Page last updated on: 8/1/2017 3:25 PM



    • Rie Barker

      Rie Barker

      Aug 1, 2017


    • Steve Ripo

      Steve Ripo

      Jul 27, 2017


    • Anonymous


      Jul 27, 2017


    • Linda Thomson

      Linda Thomson

      Jul 27, 2017

      Morning Martina, a small donation for Nila. Will try and sent more soon (having to watch the pennies!!)


    • june james

      june james

      Jul 25, 2017

      Fingers crossed they can help her xx


    • Claire Miles

      Claire Miles

      Jul 25, 2017




      Jul 25, 2017

      Stay strong Marta xXx


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    Martina Hamburger

    Martina Hamburger

    Lefkada, Greece

    My husband and I fell in love with a rescue dog from Lefkada, Greece. We adopted him and he made our family complete. Involved in animal rescue ever since, I know that while I can't save them all, I can make a difference to some. And I know they all make a difference to me.

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