Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Small miracle needed - in Cornwall ideally


Domestic violence meant that this lady has lost her job, her home, her family. She's had a breakdown and took an overdose and needs to be close to the hospital and the domestic violence support team. She can't drive so she gets the bus. She's on a very limited budget. The council have put her in a b&b until her name comes up for somewhere to live where she can be reunited with her pets.
Her pets are all she has left. Her pets are in foster care and the funding for that ends on Friday and then she's into the unknown. Her 8 year old GSD was a rescue and he's not coping well with being apart. And that is further stressing her, obviously. She's afraid that if he was assessed now he'd fail as he's been so stressed out of late and she's scared he'll get PTS. Her other young dog is a Dobermann and she has a male cat she hand reared.
She has to be in St Austell and she'd prefer to be with her pets as she's worried about them and they're all she's got - quite literally.
RSPCA have a pet retreat in Cornwall but as the dogs are what they called, "traditionally dangerous breeds" they'd be unlikely to be able to help. And she's worried that they'd be separated if they could and that the GSD would end up getting so stressed he'd be put down.
Dogs Trust Freedom and Hope projects couldn't help.
So, we're looking for a miracle!
Anyone got a holiday cottage she can borrow? She will get granted somewhere to live eventually, but people fleeing domestic violence with kids take priority.
She'd even accept somewhere to pitch a tent, but I'd worry about her freezing to death - but that's how desperate she is to stay together with her family.
I've forwarded her the phone number for the tourist board so she can approach holiday lets.
If you can think of a solution please email me: beverley@dogstodaymagazine.co.uk
Pets really do mean such a lot and I'm thinking this woman could really do with a bit of good fortune so she can start putting her life back together. Just knowing we all care is a start.

16 comments:

Liz Q said...

http://refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/what-about-pets/

Liz Q said...

please look here if you haven't already> http://refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/what-about-pets/ x

Liz Q said...

http://refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/what-about-pets/ xx

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry that I don't live in Cornwall to be able to help the poor lady. I think the RSPCA should be shamed of themselves....have they not heard of the 'Deed not Breed' campaign?! Worrying from such a large animal welfare organisation. Quite shocking actually. I will pass the message on and send positive thoughts for something good to come along.

Kay said...

At the outside, if somewhere for them all can't be found in time, could a fund be set up to pay for the continued foster care?

Tracy said...

How much is the foster care? If no-one can provide her with accommodation, could we have a fund to prolong the foster care? Not ideal but better than nothing. I'll check back tomorrow to see if there is any reply to this. Best of luck to this lady, it sounds like she deserves some.

wendy said...

that happened to me and i did pitch a tent on cannock chase with two danes 5 parrots, while i got and waited for a place to live so scared of bein battered again tent was brill, me and my animal friends got through it, horrid time but better than abuse good luck girl you will make it, carnt help but bin there, you will come out a stronger person

Anne Bardell said...

Beverley, is there any further news on this distressing situation? Poor lady, as if she did not have enough to worry about without the fear of her dog being put to sleep. I am very disappointed in both the RSPCA and Dogs Trust over their inability to assist. Could we perhaps get a collection going to pay for kennels until a more permanent solution can be found?

Anonymous said...

I was recently homeless and took refuge with my children and dogs in a caravan. If this lady can find a pitch, I'm sure we can get her a cheap caravan to tide her over. I'll help.

sel said...

i have reposted this on my f/b page as i live in cornwall and have also been in this situation,I lived in a caravan until i managed to get back on my feet. Is there anyway we can help together to help fund the foster care til such time??? rest assured you`ll find your strength for a better future and even if I have to struggle big time to make space I won`t see these doggys
pts!!!!

Donnya said...

When I had a boarding kennels, I took in a dog for a lady in a similar situation, free of charge, until she got sorted out. Kennels are generally quiet this time of year and although it's not an ideal situation, may help. They may even have space for a tent! Good luck. Donnya

Anonymous said...

Dogs trust site. they have holiday cottages where dogs are accepted, and there are several in cornwall. might be worth a try.

Beverley Cuddy said...

There have already been several really kind offers from wonderful people - but we are still keeping fingers crossed for Mandy and her pets as nothing is yet firmly agreed.

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Di said...

I've tried a few of my contacts but no success.
Would the Cinnamon Trust be any help, in the circumstances?
In Hayle, Cornwall.

jools said...

Like the lady you mentioned, i'd rather pitch a tent and stay with my animals. At the most stressful time of my life, they were all that were keeping me together, literally.
I really hope this lady gets the home with her animals that she so desperately needs.