The biggest news for the rescue for May was on the 29th May (after 3 adjournments)
When I made the journey to attend the gathering that I had organised outside Bolton Magistrates for the sentencing of DAVID LOWE of BOLTON who had been found guilty of five counts of cruelty towards FLY the beautiful lurcher. My aim was to highlight the plight of FLY to every one and to call for the maximum sentence of 6 mths to be given to LOWE for his despicable cruelty in starving FLY to less than 10% of her ideal body weight and weighing under 9KG at the time of her having to be PTS by the RSPCA. The gathering has gone viral and the interest in the case is amazing.. Some wonderful people joined me at court and we laid flowers and held a candle vigil to remember this beautiful girl by. The courts as always, showed lenancy in sentencing and LOWE was fined £1000 with £80 costs, which he is able to pay £10 a month for 2 yrs for, had a 12 mths sentence suspended for 18 mths and a life time ban…. A disappointing outcome but the backlash from it and the publicity has been fab…
It was reported in the following links….
Other news for the month of May….
I had a busy month for rehoming and found some fabarooni homes !! Franko went off to live it up in Cheshire with his 1/4 acre garden and his new best pal Willow….Caspian went off to Chichester and has the most adoring family doting on him…Beach walks daily and living a pampered lifestyle already…Luki went off to her new mum in Lillie and has even had tennis courts hired for her so she can have her recall training….Peru went off to her new mum in Litchborough, who is retired and now has her new soulmate. So very pleased for all of them !!!
I was lucky enough to get a charity stall at PAWS IN THE PARK held in Ardingly West Sussex over the weekend of 17th and 18th May…There was lots of fun to be had for spectators but sadly my stall was placed where there was not a lot of foot traffic so promotion of the rescue was limited. I did however meet a facebook follower who came specifically too find me, so that made my weekend and managed to spot some lurchers and a couple of podencos. It did amaze me though, how some people with lurchers could walk by the only lurcher rescue stall in the show and not come over to say hello !!! By day 2, I found myself launching myself at them, lol !! So sorry if you was one of them, I was having lurcher withdrawal symptoms !
4th of May saw my trusted and dedicated car boot team , Marianne Hills and Hannah Bruce go and sell the goodies, a stirling effort and one always appreciated, making a tidy sum of £50 for the rescue !!
Two new four legged beauts in this month….Jack the podenco and the gorgeous Peru….. I also have a honorary lurcher that landed….a pregnant feral cat, only young herself, who was in grave danger of being killed. She has been named Blossom…She has my quickly tidied up outdoor pen so that she can have her kittens in peace and then its a massive kitty rota to tame them all before rehoming !!
A very busy time this month in the boarding kennels side of things, all kennels have been booked and that has kept me very fit with the amount of walking I have been doing !!