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    Weʼve raised £2,305 to to fund the neutering dog rescue programmes in Greece through CARAT'S (Caring for the Animals Trust) reg charity no. 1091152

    Worthing, UK
    Funded on Friday, 7th September 2018

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    In January, we adopted a Greek rescue called Cassie. She's a complicated little cookie, but who isn't? Meeting Cassie introduced us to the reality of the horrors that dogs face in Greece every day. Once I knew this, I couldn't unlearn this information.

    Anyone that knows me, knows that I love dogs and that we have always rescued dogs over the years. The unconditional love that these dogs have provided me with is monumental and undoubtedly, they have changed and moulded my life and continue to do so.

    I'm turning 40 on the 13th August and rather than throw a big party I wanted to help make a difference, no matter how small, and use my 40th as an excuse to raise funds to help these animals. I'm donating what I would have spent on celebrations and I'm asking if you can help out too please by making a small donation to help improve the life of these dogs in Greece.

    All funds will go to Caring for the Animals Trust who have on the ground projects in Greece desperately waiting for funding to continue their work.

    Here's some facts to explain how dire the situation is in Greece-

    • There are now MILLIONS of dogs on the streets of Greece

    • The Greek debt crisis has caused impoverished families to evict their own pets as they can’t afford to keep them and feed them

    • Anti-animal people in Greece use methods to kill the animals, leaving them to suffer a slow & painful death, or waiting for one that never comes

    • The few rescues that do exist usually have no funding from Greek government and rely entirely on charitable donations from the public

    • Greek culture is firmly established & many view strays as vermin or a nuisance, little more than rubbish* (this is not all people, there are some amazing rescuers and public in Greece who do not share this view)

    • The majority of these dogs are not neutered

    • Greece has an animal epidemic

    One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in just 6 years. That's bonkers isn't it? Kind of like watching a scene from Gremlins!

    Neutering is essential if Greece is ever going to control the stray animal population.

    There is a TNR (Trap, Neuter and Release) scheme in Greece being operated by a number of reputable charities. The dogs will get caught, checked over, treated for mange, mites, injury, neutered and as soon as they are recovered they are released. TNR has been hugely successful across the world and reports are universally positive for the dogs and the public. Dogs that can be rescued are rescued with the limited funds that are available to help make this happen.

    Sadly the truth is it’s not possible to rescue them all, and it’s not an option to kill or maim these animals. There is no magic wand, but what we can do is help the ones that can live feral, have healthy lives and stop them breeding further.

    So please join me in making a difference. We have live projects earmarked in Greece ready for these funds, and for those that would like updates I can provide pictures and news updates on how treatment and the TNR programme progresses along with any rescues.

    Once again, ALL funds are going to be presented to CARAT's (Caring for the Animals Trust) which is a UK registered charity that has vetted and respected routes into charities working on the ground in Greece. Please feel free to look over their website:- Caring for the Animals Trust

    Thanks for taking time to read this

    Michelle

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    • michelle cope2 months ago
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      michelle cope

      2 months ago

      Thank you so much to those that have supported this programme. Your support is remembered and always will be. Here's a snapshot of some of the dogs that are no longer puppy machines. Successfully sterilised. The work that goes on at the animal rescue and treatment centre is phenomenal. The cruelty (images I haven't shared with you) is heartbreaking, and these volunteers are incredibly strong. Why help a dog in Greece when you live in the UK? Why on earth wouldn't you? Happy to chat through with anyone that wants - just pm me.

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    • michelle cope4 months ago
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      4 months ago

      Thank you ALL so much once again for your support. We finished on a grand total of £2,305 + £50 charity account cheque so £2,355! I cannot thank you all enough. With gift aid which the charity can claim back that will be around £2,900 which will go towards helping these dogs. We did great and our money is going to do great things. I'll post some updates over the coming months and let you know how it's going. Thank you again, be proud in the knowledge that you've made a difference xx

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    • michelle cope4 months ago
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      4 months ago

      Thank you really doesn't seem enough, but it's all the words I have right now for your support and your humanity. Hopefully we can add to this before the end of the week and get a few more dogs treated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. xx

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    Supporters

    46

    • Mimi Newby

      Mimi Newby

      Aug 13, 2018

      Great cause! Happy birthday my darling Michelle xx

      £20.00

    • Claire Kelly

      Claire Kelly

      Aug 13, 2018

      Well done for setting this up and managing to raise so much money xxx

    • Dog the Bounty hunter.

      Dog the Bounty hunter.

      Aug 13, 2018

      Woof woof.

      £100.00

    • Matt Heath

      Matt Heath

      Aug 10, 2018

      Lovely gesture! Birthdays are overrated anyway :-)

      £20.00

    • Gav

      Gav

      Aug 9, 2018

      Fantastic cause Mich, have a fab birthday!

      £30.00

    • Lee Wilson

      Lee Wilson

      Aug 9, 2018

      Well done Michelle, great cause

      £100.00

    • Darren and Markella

      Darren and Markella

      Aug 6, 2018

      Woof woof woooof

      £50.00

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