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Warning: Upsetting News. You Must Read If You Live In March, Cambs.

Posted on 21st September 2012 in cat rescue/ cats/ cruelty

 

 

Message from Cat Welfare, Wisbech:

I NEED ALL OF YOUR HELP!!! PLEASE I need you all to pass this message on to everyone you know that has cats in the March Area. I have just had a very disturbing and distressing phone call from the Lady that runs Pet Search. PEOPLE ARE TORTURING CATS!! Cats are going missing, one has been found and the injuries to this cat are absolutely horrific and is now in the hands of the Police. Although it is hard to tell you what happened to it, I think you should be aware of its injuries and tell everyone to keep their cats under close observation until the culprits have been found. The cat was found with its head cut off, by a razor blade, along with all of its other bodily parts. Its whole body had been sliced with a blade and cigarette marks were also present on its body. I shudder to think what this cat must have gone through! It has made me go cold and in total shock that this is going on, what low-life in our society thinks this acceptable I do not know. I am so sorry to have to impart this awful news but you need to know.

Dog Logic

Posted on 19th July 2012 in Dogs/ Quotes

Dog Logic

 

The reason a dog has so many friends is that 

he wags his tail instead of his tongue..

 -Anonymous 

 

 

 

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

-Ben Williams 

 

 

 

 

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves

you more than he loves himself.

 -Josh Billings 

 

 

 

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

 -Andy Rooney 

 

 

 

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap

tastes like never washed a dog.

– Franklin Jones 

 

 

 

If your dog is fat, you need more exercise

-Unknown 

 

 

 

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. 

That’s almost $21.00 in dog money.

-Joe Weinstein 

 

 

 

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you;

that is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

 – Mark Twain 

 

 

 

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

-Roger Caras 

 

 

 

 

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits

in your pocket and then give him only two of them.

 

-Phil Pastoret 

 

Abused Dog Gives Comfort To Other Animals

Posted on 30th June 2012 in animal rescue/ animals

In 2003, police in Warwickshire , England , opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog.  The dog had been locked in the shed and abandoned.  It was dirty and malnourished, and had quite clearly been abused.

In an act of kindness, the police took the dog, which was a female greyhound, to the Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, which is known as a haven for animals abandoned, orphaned, or otherwise in need.

Geoff and the other sanctuary staff went to work with two aims: to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. It took several weeks, but eventually both goals were achieved. They named her Jasmine, and they started to think about finding her an adoptive home.

Jasmine, however, had other ideas.  No one quite remembers how it came about, but Jasmine started welcoming all animal arrivals at the sanctuary.  It would not matter if it were a puppy, a fox cub, a rabbit or, any other lost or hurting animal.  Jasmine would just peer into the box or cage and, when and where possible, deliver a welcoming lick.

Geoff relates one of the early incidents.  “We had two puppies that had been abandoned by a nearby railway line. One was a Lakeland Terrier cross and another was a Jack Russell Doberman cross. They were tiny when they arrived at the centre, and Jasmine approached them and grabbed one by the scruff of the neck in her mouth and put him on the settee. Then she fetched the other one and sat down with them, cuddling them.”

“But she is like that with all of our animals, even the rabbits.  She takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to her, but to settle into their new surroundings.  She has done the same with the fox and badger cubs, she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds perch on the bridge of her nose.”

Jasmine, the timid, abused, deserted waif, became the animal sanctuary’s resident surrogate mother, a role for which she might have been born.  The list of orphaned and abandoned youngsters she has cared for comprises five fox cubs, four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and fifteen rabbits – and one roe deer fawn.  Tiny Bramble, eleven weeks old, was found semi-conscious in a field.  Upon arrival at the sanctuary, Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full foster-mum role.  Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with affection, and makes sure nothing is matted.

“They are inseparable,” says Geoff. “Bramble walks between her legs, and they keep kissing each other. They walk together round the sanctuary. It’s a real treat to see them.”

Jasmine will continue to care for Bramble until she is old enough to be returned to woodland life.  When that happens, Jasmine will not be lonely.  She will be too busy showering love and affection on the next orphan or victim of abuse.

Pictured from the left are: “Toby”, a stray Lakeland dog; “Bramble”, orphaned roe deer; “Buster”, a stray Jack Russell; a dumped rabbit; “Sky”, an injured barn owl; and “Jasmine”, with a mother’s heart doing best what a caring mother would do….and such is the order of God’s Creation.

And, just in case you wondered, Snopes.com has verified the truth of this wonderful story and the reality of these photographs which accompany the story – so you can pass this story on, and help make someone else’s day to be just a little brighter!

Or for a giggle at some funny cats click here.

Stuck Animals

Posted on 9th June 2012 in animal rescue/ animals

A series of pics of animals stuck in peculiar places… my overriding thought for most of them is how on earth did they get in there to start with?!

Only Kill When You Are Hungry

Posted on 5th June 2012 in photography

The law of the wild; only kill when you are hungry.

According to photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya ‘s Masai Mara, the cheetahs then simply walked away.

For more amazing animals see here.

For funny cat pics see here.

Three Unusual Brothers

Posted on 14th July 2011 in animals/ Baloo the bear/ rescue centre/ Uncategorized

I hope the folks @noahsarkclub won’t mind me sharing this story.

They make an unlikely trio, but Baloo the bear, Leo the lion and Shere Khan the tiger have forged an unusually strong bond.

Considering that they would be mortal enemies if they ever were to meet in the wild, it is stunning to see their unique and genuine friendship in these intimate pictures.

Rescued eight years ago during a police drug raid in Atlanta, Georgia, the three friends were only cubs at the time at barely two months old.

They had been kept as status symbol pets by the drug barons.

Delivered to the Noah’s Ark Animal Rescue Centre in Locust Grove, Georgia, the decision was made to keep the youngsters together, because of their budding rapport.

‘We could have separated them, but since they came as a kind of family, the zoo decided to keep them together,’ said Diane Smith, assistant director of Noah’s Ark.

‘To our knowledge, this is the only place where you’ll find this combination of animals together.’

Living with the zoo’s founders for the past eight years, Shere Khan, Baloo and Leo have now moved to a purpose-built habitat where the US public can now witness first hand their touching relationships.

‘We didn’t have the money to move them at first,’ said Diane.

‘Now their habitat is sorted and they have been moved away from the children’s zoo areas where the public couldn’t really get a good look.

‘It is possible to see Baloo, who is a 1000lb bear, Shere Khan, a 350lb tiger and Leo, who is also 350 lbs lion, messing around like brothers.

‘They are totally oblivious to the fact that in any other circumstance they would not be friends.’

Handled by Charles and Jama Hedgecoth, the zoo’s owners and founders, the three friendly giants appear to have no comprehension of their animal differences.

‘Baloo and Shere Khan are very close,’ says Diane.

‘That is because they rise early, and as Leo is a lion, he likes to spend most of the day sleeping.

‘It is wonderful and magical to see a giant American Black Bear put his arm around a Bengal and then to see the tiger nuzzle up to the bear like a domestic cat.

‘When Leo wakes up the three of them mess around for most of the day before they settle down to some food.’

Surprisingly for three apex predators with the power to kill with a single bite or swipe of their paw, they are very relaxed around each other.

‘They eat, sleep and play together,’ said Jama.

‘As they treat each other as siblings they will lie on top of each other for heat and simply for affection.

‘At the moment they are getting used to their new habitat.

‘Shere Khan is being quite reticent about the move, but Baloo, the bear, is very good at leading him on and making him feel comfortable and safe.’

Explaining that the three ‘brothers’ have always seemed to share a unique bond, Charles said: ‘Noah’s Ark is their home and they could not possibly be separated from each other.

‘You just have to remember who you’re dealing with when you are with them, though. ‘It’s when you forget that these fellows are wild animals that you get yourself in trouble.’

The trio’s new habitat had to be constructed carefully, in order to accommodate its occupants.

Jama said: ‘The clubhouse had to be very sturdy for the guys, because they all sleep in it together,’

She added: ‘We had to include a creek, because the tiger and the bear both like to be in water.’

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