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7 Manky Pups Appeal

7 Manky Pups Appeal

Why we need your help

At the end of January Gables Dogs and Cats Home received a call for help regarding a suspected puppy farm in Mid Devon. When they arrived they were relieved to find that it was not a puppy farm, however there were seven dogs found living in makeshift kennels in unsanitary conditions. The cramped, tiny, wooden kennels had no heating and the only ‘bedding’ to be seen was some filthy, compacted straw on the floor. 
The seven dogs, aged from 3 months to 6 years old, were very underweight and huddled together for warmth. There were six poodle crosses, all with badly matted coats and covered head to toe in mud and their own waste. The seventh dog, a lurcher now named Martha, had the opposite problem as she was suffering from severe hair loss and infected sores all over her body. Her tail had been badly chewed and damaged, leaving open wounds that were also infected.
All seven dogs were very nervous and had diarrhoea, with the majority of them also suffering from sore infected ears and in desperate need of dental treatment. Gables took all seven dogs into their care and after thorough checks from their vet, started the treatment they needed, including a hernia repair for one of the poodle crosses named Alice. They have all been clipped, trimmed and tidied up to help them feel more comfortable by Dee from Deesigner Pets, who kindly volunteered her time to help them.
It is estimated it will cost Gables around £1,200 for all the treatment they have received, plus all the ongoing medical care needed. This will include treatment for their individual medical conditions, neutering, medical baths, dental treatment, microchipping and flea and worm treatment for them all.
Claire Sparkes, General Manager said: “Having witnessed first-hand the conditions these dogs were living in, we were determined to get them out of there as quickly as possible. Although they were nervous when they first arrived at Gables, most of these dogs have quickly found their feet and it is so lovely to see them enjoying some fuss and attention now. However, a few of them have struggled to cope so will need some extra time and patience. As a genuine non-euthanasia charity we are more than happy to give them all the time they need to learn to trust humans again and find the perfect forever homes they deserve.”

At the end of January we received a call for help regarding a suspected puppy farm in Mid Devon. When we arrived we were relieved to find that it was not a puppy farm, however there were seven dogs found living in makeshift kennels in unsanitary conditions. The cramped, tiny, wooden kennels had no heating and the only ‘bedding’ to be seen was some filthy, compacted straw on the floor. 

Close Up Alice 

The seven dogs, aged from 3 months to 6 years old, were very underweight and huddled together for warmth. There were six poodle crosses, all with badly matted coats and covered head to toe in mud and their own waste. The seventh dog, a lurcher now named Martha, had the opposite problem as she was suffering from severe hair loss and infected sores all over her body. Her tail had been badly chewed and damaged, leaving open wounds that were also infected.

All seven dogs were very nervous and had diarrhoea, with the majority of them also suffering from sore infected ears and in desperate need of dental treatment. We took all seven dogs into our care and after thorough checks from our vet, started the treatment they needed, including a hernia repair for one of the poodle crosses named Alice. They have all been clipped, trimmed and tidied up to help them feel more comfortable by Dee from Deesigner Pets, who kindly volunteered her time to help them.

Dorcas Adam

It is estimated it will cost us around £1,200 for all the treatment they have received, plus all the ongoing medical care needed. This will include treatment for their individual medical conditions, neutering, medical baths, dental treatment, microchipping and flea and worm treatment for them all.

Two dogs with staff member

Claire Sparkes, General Manager said: “Having witnessed first-hand the conditions these dogs were living in, we were determined to get them out of there as quickly as possible. Although they were nervous when they first arrived at Gables, most of these dogs have quickly found their feet and it is so lovely to see them enjoying some fuss and attention now. However, a few of them have struggled to cope so will need some extra time and patience. As a genuine non-euthanasia charity we are more than happy to give them all the time they need to learn to trust humans again and find the perfect forever homes they deserve.”

If Gables is lucky enough to raise more money than than is needed it will go towards helping the other animals in their care. 

Thank you.

2,361.20

raised towards 1,200.00 target

2361.20
1200.00
 This campaign is now closed, and no longer accepting donations.

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Supporters

Apr 09, 2021

Linda

5.23
(plus 1.31 giftaid)

Apr 05, 2021

Anonymous

20.00
(plus 5.00 giftaid)

Mar 23, 2021

Jacki

Hope the manky pups are doing well and Thankyou all for your dedication and hard work we really hope they find fab new homes

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Mar 22, 2021

Anonymous

Thank you so much for all you do, worthwhile cause?

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Mar 16, 2021

Brenda Bennett

10.00

Mar 15, 2021

Susan Murkin

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Mar 13, 2021

Warren Dunkley

20.00

Mar 06, 2021

Anonymous

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

Mar 06, 2021

Anonymous

10.00

Mar 05, 2021

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

196

Total raised so far

2,361.20

Total plus Gift Aid 2,843.95

Direct donations

2,361.20

Raised offline 0.00

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