Cyprus Dog Rescue
Cyprus Dog Rescue is run by Andrea Siddons who runs a free running rescue from home and who has inspired us to grow. There is an unbelievable animal crisis going on in Cyprus and the pounds and streets are full of young, healthy, wonderful pets. We want to help get as many out of the pounds where often they only have 15 days before being put to sleep and help them into new homes.
Andrea has given up her whole life to these dogs. We are truly grateful for all the brave and amazing work she does on a day to day basis to ensure these dogs get safe. We are in awe of her and are proud to be able to call them her our friend.
Andrea is able to visit sometimes and seeing the dogs reaction to her is always very moving. They never forget the kindness shown by those who reach out to them when they have nothing. They have many sad goodbyes at the airport and the thankless task of then going to rescue the next ones. A true animal angel.
Bulgarian dogs are often treated like vermin. Run over on purpose, burned, amputations of paws are common, being shot, poisoned, beaten and dragged behind cars. The most unimaginable cruelty to mans best friend. Here it’s not just overpopulation of them that is the problem but people are physically abusive to them in every imaginable way. We want to help the most desperate cases and get them off the street and into loving homes where their real lives can begin.
Twitchy Noses is run by Rachel Gawith who also visits us when she is over. A wonderful person who will go to any lengths for each and every dog she can. We are proud to support her great work and lucky to be able to help. Rachel welcomed our help when animal charities from the UK dismissed us. Rachel has helped set up the Neuter Network so that their impact can be on the future of the issue too. They set up stations to help neuter and release dogs onto the streets so that the problem does not just get worse. Inspirational work!
Street Hearts BG
Street Hearts BG is a close associate of Twitchy Noses and we were very grateful to be introduced to them as they too run an incredible home based, group rescue where the dogs are cared for as their own. The dogs come over usually already lead trained, house clean and tested with people and cats. It’s a great help to us getting to know the dogs when we can get the information first hand from the experience Emma and Anthony have had while looking after them.
We only work with these guys who have the emotional job of saving these dogs from absolutely awful conditions. These organisations have the dogs neutered, blood tested, vaccinated and treated for anything necessary, ensuring they are in full health before organising their passports and the flights to us and the dogs’ freedom.
We feel extremely lucky to have such genuine, trustworthy contacts who have all become friends. Compared to what these guys through we have the easy job of dealing with the happy endings side of rescue.