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Weʼre raising £2,000 to purchase an urgent container house for TeamLana dog rescue.

Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

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On the night of 28th December 2021 Laila Thorgeson, the founder of Team Lana the Danish/Bulgarian dog rescue charity, suddenly woke up when the dogs sounded the alarm. The place was thick with acrid smoke and the animals were panicking. The worst thing imaginable had happened – the house was on fire!

As the smoke grew thicker and the flames rose higher, Laila’s only priority was to get the dogs, including seventeen tiny puppies and several cats out of the house as quickly as possible.

Against unimaginable odds she managed to do it, but not without great personal cost to herself. Laila lost everything that night, not only her home but everything she owned. She left the house with only the clothes she stood up in and her phone in her pocket.

She suffered burns to her ear and one side of her face, losing her hair and one eyebrow. But none of this mattered to her because she had saved the lives of all the rescues, with only two suffering severe smoke inhalation, both of whom are currently under vet care.

However, when the smoke cleared and the clean-up began Laila was left without a roof over her head. She is currently living in the back of small van with no heat or light or warmth as the electrical wiring was burned beyond repair and only cold water from a hose in the yard.

She has no bathroom or kitchen and is reliant on donations from friends and supporters for food and warm clothing. But with below freezing temperatures and snow due within the week this is no longer an option. There are still the dogs to think of, and while temporary arrangements have been made for the puppies, the cats and some of the older dogs, she is unable to leave the others.

We urgently need to raise funds to purchase a container house with a bedroom, small shower room with a hot water boiler and a fitted sink so Laila has somewhere warm and safe to live so she can begin to heal, regain her strength and continue her rescue work. This is the best and most cost-effective option for a house on a quick turn-around. We’ve been quoted £8,000 all in, including transport and the foundation but cannot possibly raise these funds without the help of animal lovers and rescue supporters.

Every single donation, no matter how small will help. And please spread the word about this fundraiser, the quicker we can get the money to together the sooner we can place the order and get delivery of the home which is so desperately needed for Laila and the dogs.

Thank you.

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  • Jacquie New7 days ago
    Jacquie New

    Jacquie New

    7 days ago

    The container home has been ordered & 50% deposit paid. Delivery is 14th Feb, & that's thanks to your support. £750 of this target is for the final payment but we still need the foundation and basic furniture for inside: A single bed, mattress, small wardrobe, drawers. Cupboard, work surface, cooker, microwave, kettle & toaster, for the kitchen. All sourced 2nd hand Barr the mattress which will be new. We are aiming to hit the target by 14th Feb, so if you can keep sharing to other rescues, friends, family or dog lovers, we'd be very grateful.

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  • Jacquie New15 days ago
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    Jacquie New

    15 days ago

    Thanks to your incredible generosity and the huge number of fundraising initiatives going on behind the scenes, we've had additional donations and pledges outside of this fundraising page. This means we have been able to reduce the target figure by a whopping 75% ! and are very close to raising the funds needed to purchase the container house for Laila and the rescue dogs. On behalf of TeamLana, Laila and the dogs, and me, I would like to thank you for stepping up and helping when it was needed most. We're almost there!

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  • Jacquie New16 days ago
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    Jacquie New

    16 days ago

    Inside, everything was ruined and dangerous. It's likely the house will need to be demolished, but that's a job for another day. The priority is to get a container as a house for Laila and the dogs before the winter sets in and sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall make everything much more difficult.

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Page last updated on: 1/13/2022 14.35

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26

  • Wendy Bowyer

    Wendy Bowyer

    Jan 13, 2022

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 9, 2022

  • Karen derry

    Karen derry

    Jan 8, 2022

    Big hugs to the doggos , keep up the good work 😌🐶

    £10.00

  • Emily

    Emily

    Jan 6, 2022

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 6, 2022

  • Sophie Davis

    Sophie Davis

    Jan 5, 2022

    What a terrible tragedy, good luck for the future and thank you for everything you do for the dogs and cats in your care xx

    £10.00

  • C Bleazard

    C Bleazard

    Jan 5, 2022

    So sorry Laila, praying you get the help you need x

    £40.00

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Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

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