"If you have purchased this book, then you have gone on to help sad animals for Wetnose, so thank you for being kind"
Rupert the Dog
"If you have purchased this book, then you have gone on to help sad animals for Wetnose, so thank you for being kind"
Rupert the Dog
Today is our National Wetnose Animal Day so we start with 2 classes; the first 20 entries to these classes receive a £5 Hills Science Plan Voucher!
Entries to Wetnose Animal Day and Halloween Class are £1 per photo, these classes end 20th October, Rosettes will be sent and 1st place winners will go forward to our Wetnose Winter Wonderland Best in Show.
Entries to our Wetnose Winter Wonderland Show Main & Special Classes also start 21st Sept 9.00am
Entries to our MAIN Classes £1 per photo
Payable via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosettes placed 1st - 6th place
Entries to our Special Classes - 50p per photo entry.
Rosettes 10 Special Award Rosettes
In Wetnose style we have lots of offers, competitions and prizes to WIN along the way! So Keep your eyes peeled.
Our Wetnose Winter Wonderland Show ends on 3rd January, all proceeds from our Main and Special Classes go direct to Keighley Cat Care who we will be going over for our visits and meeting the rescue cats.
Thank you to Lily’s Kitchen for many goodies and Short Dog n Sides for sponsoring.
Wow, I am so overwhelmed today after a fantastic night last night. So many supporters came to support Paws2Rescue and Wetnose Animal Aid at our spring party.
With a million people to thank, I apologise if I miss anyone, because every single person there, and supporting our work needs a mention.
First, to thank our most amazing Wetnose Warriors – Amanda, Jackie, Helen, Deanne, Zillah, Gill, Margaret, they work so hard in our shop and our admin volunteers, can’t thank you enough you truly are the most amazing and dedicated people I have ever met. I could mention you all, but it would take another huge post to tell you how I feel about you all, so I will just say I truly, truly love you all.
Thank you to Angela and Martin Humphrey, who have supported Wetnose for years and Francine and Steve Fletcher, To our patron Wendy Turner Webster who has supported us for years, Ambassador TV actress Vicki Michelle, our PR guru and dear friend Karin Ridgers and also our dear friend actress Lorraine Chase, to thank our other ambassador Anneka Svenska who help make and edit our film clip for the evening with Ellen Hope.
Thank you to so many others for their wonderful support my second sister Karen Chamberlain you are simply “gold”. I have the hugest respect for you. Aleah Leigh you are one in a million. Jackie Talbot you are the best organiser in the world and I love you special lady.
Special thanks to Phil Lassman you were an amazing compere and made us all laugh whilst you helped to raise so many donations too. Thank you and Ira for your support and for being lifesavers to so many dogs of your own too.
Rob Groves it was lovely to meet you and thank you for your support for Wetnose, to Pete Wickes for your work in highlighting animal abuse in the dog meat markets and for your support to Paws2Rescue.
Adam Hunter for your filming highlighting the plight of animals and for making us smile, to lovely Keith Squires for his continued support and wonderful cooking prize, well done Vicky for bidding this great prize. Michelle Clarke, your work here in the UK is jaw dropping and for your support of our work, Gary Edwards we missed you, and thank you for your endless support, Pippa Langhorne who couldn’t be with us, but is a very special lady.
Yoshi Bunce Kawaiigashi for you’re never ending work in Peru and for supporting Wetnose as well, to Mary Garland for your support, attending all the protests and Sarah Robinson what a fantastic lady. So pleased to meet Nicky Stevens again from IAPWA amazing work being done in Burneo. To lovely Michaela Hutchinson from charity RANA who help animals in North Africa, so great to network and put people together.
Also special thanks to all the companies who helped support the evening with hampers and food, Lintbells, Pet Remedy, Hoot Cakes, Evergreen Insurance, Lily’s Kitchen, Frank & Jellys doggie hamper, and gorgeous Puds from Pudology. Weavers Spa, Y Spa, Reef Spa, Special thanks to Sonya for our lovely vegan meal from Eco –Cuisine, everybody said who nice it was.
To everyone I have missed mentioning, I am sorry if I didn’t include you here, and to every single one of you who came last night, I cannot thank you enough for your support of Wetnose and Paws2Rescue and for raising awareness.
No time to sit still got plans for next year’s event already, would love to have sponsors? Any offers.
To celebrate World Spay Day we are offering 20 FREE cat neutering appointments on the day at our Lewisham, S.E London Veterinary clinic!
This offer is available for female and male cats belonging to owners who are unable to afford private veterinary fees. Kittens are capable of breeding from just 4 months old so book your appointment a.s.a.p. to protect your kittens and cats from pregnancy!
To take advantage of this offer please phone our Lewisham Veterinary clinic on 020 8691 2100, phones are answered Mon-Fri 9a.m -5.30pm.
Address is 233-235, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UY. For more information about neutering your cat can be found here https://www.celiahammond.org/index/neutering-information
Emergency help needed: Wetnose Animal Aid has just returned from Romania alongside Paws 2 Rescue who we support, and as many of you know I have been 4 times before and know Marius and his wife Elena and the fantastic work he has done over the last 3 years, to me he is the Romanian Dog Whisperer.
On the Sunday night some vandals broke in to the kennels of Marius who owns the Kola Kariola Rescue shelter near Bucharest. Vandals tore down the back fence where the farm animals were and released a few dogs that then attacked a goat that was trying to protect her baby; several animals were badly mauled, we saw all the blood the next day!
Marius has staff that live on site but 2 were at a wedding that evening, there was only one person there that night but he didn’t hear any noise as it was right at the very back of the long kennels.
Early the next day (7am) we went straight to the city vets and saw another poor goat who had about 50 bites all over his back legs and back, he was shaking like a leaf in shock, just after we left we believe this goat had a heart attack and died.
We are appealing to our wonderful Wetnose supporters to give a donation by paypal REF: Paws to help Marius get better security, cameras and alarms and for better fencing urgently!
IAPWA and Wetnose Animal Aid are proud to be World Rabies Day Ambassadors and to be funding for 2000 dogs to be vaccinated against rabies as a collaboration with MAWO in Tanzania. The programme will take place in September and we'll share updates of this with you.
WORLD RABIES DAY....a global day of action and awareness for rabies prevention. It's an opportunity for communities to unite and for individuals, charities and governments to connect. As World Rabies Day Ambassadors for Meru, IAPWA and WETNOSE ANIMAL AID (Andrea Gamby-Boulger) were proud to fund the delivery of a rabies campaign in Tanzania where 2000 dogs were vaccinated. As you can see, so many people in the community attended with their dogs and we'd like to thank our Tanzania Partner and Wetnose Animal Aid for this opportunity to get involved in such an important campaign. One of many animal projects Wetnose Animal Aid gets involved in.
Hi, it's Rupert the D.O.G., aka Fat Frog Sausage Dog! I am quite famous you know, and if you have never heard of me, well you must've been sleeping in a cave with no wifi! I have my own Twitter account @RupertTitch, so I suggest you drop by, press the follow button and say hi; that way we can get better acquainted. Ok back to my book, it's basically my funny ramblings about my daily life... it also features my sister Titch (that's the Titch part in my Twitter name, she insisted on being part of the account) - we rescued her some time ago, she's a crazy bitch, barks at everything and everyone! You can read about her in one of the chapters, but first you need to buy the book, what are you waiting for? I am funny, insightful and kind, and I am in love with a CAT, a very beautiful and famous cat, yes you heard that right! Don't judge me, instead read my book - I promise you won't be disappointed. Oh and it's to support a charity, a wonderful one called @WetnoseDay so come on, be a good human and help the animals! Buy me on amazon.co.uk/Return-Rupe-Ft…
To get your copy of Ruperts book, click here.
Only the other day the RSPCA were called about the piebald mare and arrived to find her already dead by the side of the busy Brentwood Road. RSPCA inspector Rebecca Benson said: “The heartbreaking sight of this mare was reported to us by concerned passers-by. “All the evidence points to her being still alive when she was dumped, and in the process of giving birth, but although I got there as soon as I could after we were called - she was already dead.” Was why a vet not called??
But the sad fact is this this is not an isolated case, it is going on up and down the UK. Wetnose Animal Aid is trying to raise £8,000 to help Rescue Centres struggling to cope with the sheer demands; many ponies are suffering daily, and face the same problems as dogs not being neutered. Too many ponies are being breed and then owners can’t afford to keep them in the winter months. Unfortunately dogs, cats, ponies, rabbits, so many animals needed to be neutered to stop this ever increasing demand for young animals!
The other month a young Colt was dumped on fly-tipping waste and left to die in the cold!
A Big Neutering Campaign needs to be done and fast, we need mobile vans going around to give out free Neutering operations, better education at schools, TV adverts but all this costs money, lots of it. If only animal organisations would all full together, so much more could be achieved.
Fact: Shocking figures show over 81,050 stray dogs were handled by Authorities in 2016
Fact: Hedgehogs are now declining in the UK at the same rate as tigers; globally that’s 5% a year.
Fact: Last year the RSPCA received more than 23,000 calls about horses, inspectors carried out 1,464 rescues.
Fact: In 2016 approximately 11m (40%) of households have pets, that means the pet population now stands at around 57 million (PFMA commission)
We are a small Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation centre working for animals in the SE London/Kent borders for the past 24 years. In recent years we have reluctantly had to get involved with sick, starving and abused or abandoned young PONIES left by the roadside or wandering in the road. Even the Met Police cannot get any response from even the largest animal welfare charities, as we are not prepared to leave animals in danger and distress we have taken them in, provided veterinary care as necessary and had stallions gelded.
This piebald colt, badly emaciated and with its hooves heavily matted with mud, would have suffered awfully in its final hours of life. Even in death, it was given no pity as it was dragged on to a grassy verge with a coil of blue rope and left to decay.
Horse dumping is reaching epidemic levels as overbreeding and rising costs put increasing numbers of equines on the scrapheap.
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“The problem is increasing rapidly, economy, overbreeding lack of real teeth re laws you name it. Horses ponies even donkeys and of course dogs and small animals. Compassion has all but died in this country. Now we have a disposable culture”.
Wetnose is raising £8,000 to help Rescue Centres trying to cope with this awful problem right now. The message to me is crystal clear, we must all stick together and keep fighting for Animal Welfare!
For 30 years we have been rescuing dogs, mostly cross breeds. For 10 years we have been re-homing dogs from Ireland who would otherwise have been put down and dogs from the Isle Of Wight when people's situations change. Bracken’s is a non-profit making concern, relying on donations and charitable events.
For years we have been rescuing dogs, mostly cross breeds. For 10 years we have been re-homing dogs from Ireland who would otherwise have been put down. Bracken’s is a non-profit making concern, relying on donations & charitable events.
Food and equipment are also given to Centres as well as funds
Her entire home has become a safe haven for sick and injured hedgehogs plus abandoned litters of hoglets. Vicky is disabled, relying on crutches to walk, yet despite this her commitment to wildlife, remains her entire focus. Vicky has saved thousands of hogs that now live freely in the wild – having been raised or rescued by Vicky. Often people bring hogs to Vicky, as a result of finding them in their garden, needing medical attention.
It is Vicky’s dream to teach and mentor others to take care of sick hedgehogs and understand how a little effort such a long way in maintaining a better lifestyle for them. Hedgehogs ‘currently’ are not a protected species. They often die as a result of nesting under bonfires. They feel the cold and seek out warm places, for instance beneath sheds and log piles.
Information below, taken from Oggles Facebook Page:-
Oggles Hedgehog Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre is a not-for-profit rescue centre based in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. We provide a rescue, treatment and rehabilitation service for orphaned, sick and injured hedgehogs 24 hours a day – 7 days a week.
Oggles was founded in October 2010 by Vicky Greenwood who has rescued, treated, rehabilitated and released hundreds of hedgehogs since it opened. Oggles are totally self-funding and are committed to provide the nutrition, care, veterinary treatment and medication needed to treat and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs.
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE HOGGIES! - If you find a hedgehog out in the daytime or have a sick, orphaned or injured hedgehog please call Vicky on 07954 138853.
The rescue depends on donations from our friends and supporters to ensure that we can continue to collect, treat and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned Hedgehogs.
It’s so sad when you visit these Rescue Centres and hear the awful stories of how animals are mistreated and see horrible things on Facebook and you wonder why people are so cruel and unkind to voiceless animals.
Now with a new prime minster about to be elected and an *out* vote in the referendum, means everyone will spend less for a month or so, with all the uncertainty going on, this puts our Rescue Centres under even more pressure..
When the existing trustees took over the running of the sanctuary in 2004, the site was dilapidated, scruffy and very unsafe. Since then much effort has been put into improving the site, both for the animals and our visitors, and we’re pleased to say that today we have an attractive, welcoming environment, where you can visit and spend time with the animals in safety and comfort. Our visitor centre opened in 2012 and this enables us to run lots of group activities and to provide refreshments and information for visitors when it’s open to the public at weekends.
We’re continually improving the sanctuary, with our most recent developments being a wheelchair-friendly walkway to the top fields and improved signage to help you find your way around. We’re also introducing more fun activities and things to do while you’re here – so pop in anytime we’re open (everyday 10am-3pm; 2pm in Winter) and see what we have to offer.
Adopt one of our residents – it makes a brilliant Birthday, Christmas or Anniversary present. Or adopt for yourself and come down and visit your adopted animal and their friends any day between 10am and 3pm (2pm in Winter). For a donation of £15 we send you a letter from your animal, a personalised certificate and a special photo. All of the adoption money you donate goes towards the day-to-day costs of looking after your horse, pony or donkey (or mule!)
Parties are great fun and very, very popular with all who attend. They run for 2 hours and include: various pony-based activities/games meeting the ponies ‘hands on’ grooming (brushing and plaiting) them time for party food and cake (which we ask you to bring with you) in our visitor centre a free pony adoption for the birthday boy/girl A party is a donation of £95 for up to 12 children or £50 up to 6 children. We can also organise Hope Pastures’ party bags with horse-themed goodies if you wish.