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Weʼre raising £2,000 to to fund the neutering dog rescue programmes in Greece through CARAT'S (Caring for the Animals Trust) reg charity no. 1091152

Worthing, UK

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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 cope14 days ago
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    michelle cope

    14 days 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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  • michelle cope14 days ago
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    14 days ago
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    WE DID IT!! With 1 week to go we've smashed through target, and hopefully will continue to do so up until the 13th August. Thank you all so, so, much for your support and your hard earned cash! These animals don't have a voice, and rely upon people like you to help make a difference to their lives. That's 40 dogs that will be trapped, treated, neutered and released. To put that in perspective, if those dogs we're to keep breeding, that's around 2.6million stray dogs you've just stopped from being born into a losing battle for survival!

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    17 days ago
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Page last updated on: 8/13/2018 7:06 PM

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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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