Get Ellie A Home For Christmas!

Update posted by Helen Burrows On Dec 25, 2015

Ellie wags her tail and wants to thank everyone who helped her find a new life. She is on trial with prospective new owners at the moment and hopefully this will become her forever home, thanks to Dogs4Rescue. https://www.facebook.com/www.dogs4rescue.co.uk?fre...

The campaign ends today but if you are concerned about the mistreatment and homelessness of dogs abroad (specifically Bulgaria) please contact me [email protected], or if you wish to help UK dogs, please contact Diogs4Rescue above.

Many thanks everyone, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Helen & Ellie



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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Dec 21, 2015

Only 4 days to go with this campaign and unfortunately we have a set back. Ellie is on trial with a potential new owner but they discovered something was wrong... and found that the sutures from her spay operation three months ago have not been removed. This op was performed in Bulgaria where street dogs are 'done' and the stitches should have been dissolvable. Not only did they not use the dissolvable type but they didn't take them back out either, and now she has an infection. She has seen a UK vet and they have taken out what they can, but some have grown into the scar tissue. She is on antibiotics but if the infection doesn't clear up she will have to be operated on again with the scar opened up so that all the sutures can be removed. This is an enormous set back for Ellie and once again the bills are mounting up. Can you help please? Every penny will be used to help Ellie get well and be happy in her new home. Thanks.


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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Dec 08, 2015

Happy Dogs

This is such a joyful update!!!

Ellie and her travelling companions have arrived safely at the charity foster centre Dogs4Rescue in Manchester, and look... she is so happy! (Just click on the video link 'Happy Dogs' above.) Ellie is the small black German Shepherd, and as you can see she is looking extremely well, very waggy-tailed and playful!

But this isn't the end. Dogs4Rescue will match her up to the right new owner when the opportunity presents itself, and meanwhile we are still collecting donations as not all her expenses have been covered. It's wonderful to see the light at the end of the tunnel though, and Ellie is extremely grateful.

Please, please continue giving, or if you live in the Manchester area and can offer Ellie or one of her friends a forever home, please contact

Thanks!

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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Dec 07, 2015

So, despite not having the full amount to cover all expenses, I couldn't turn down the offer of transport from Bulgaria to UK with a charity foster home to take Ellie in Manchester. Chances for such offers are few and far between so it would have been awful to turn down such an opportunity!

Little Angels Rescue (Bulgaria) provided the transport at cost (along with another lucky 23 doggies), and Dogs4Rescue have given Ellie a place while they look for a forever home for her. I thank them both for helping not only Ellie but also for the brilliant work they do with so many unwanted and abused dogs.

But, as the title of this update says, the fundraising campaign is not over! Just because Ellie is now on her way to a better life doesn't mean all her expenses have been covered (and in any case, if we were to raise more than needed there are other dogs here that need the help!)

Please continue to support us - this fundraiser only runs until Christmas Day! What better Christmas gift could you give than showing Ellie what a wonderful life is awaiting her! Thank you.


Photo: Waiting for the van to take Ellie to UK

http://www.littleangelsrescuebg.org/

http://dogs4rescue.co.uk/

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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Dec 06, 2015

I've been I occupied elsewhere for a few days but on my return I am delighted to be able to thank Debby Jackson, Julie Brown, Amy Eastin and Sarah Colledge for their support, giving a total raised through the GoGetFunding page a massive £196.

Funds still needed to cover all of Ellie's expenses, but her tail is starting to wag a little!

Thank you all!

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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Nov 29, 2015

Thank you to Debbie Jahangiry and Jake Burrows for your online gifts here (and Debbie, thanks for your lovely message too!)

Having over £100 in donations made through this page is great news as it will now be live on the GoGetFunding website, meaning the campaign will reach further to those who peruse the site. Fingers crossed we will soon reach our target.

Donations (on and offline combined) now total £218.10, which is fantastic! Thank you all - Ellie will be travelling towards a new and caring home very soon!


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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Nov 29, 2015

Just want to add a big THANK YOU to all those who have given directly to help Ellie find her new life in UK - a massive £117.10 raised in this way so far from very kind and caring people. I particularly want to thank Mustafa who I met this morning for the first time. He lives two villages away and made it known he would like to meet me to give a donation personally, and his generosity is so appreciated. Sometimes it's easy to forget that Bulgaria has many caring, concerned people when it seems all you see around you are abused and neglected animals. He also met Ellie and the other two dogs she is being fostered with here, and spoke about the issues of abandoned dogs and the unsatisfactory situation regarding animal welfare in this country. Lovely to meet another young Bulgarian who can see the faults and wants change, and, certainly in Ellie's case, decides to help to do something about it. Thank you Mustafa!

Still need to keep fund raising though, so please keep sharing! Thanks!

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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Nov 28, 2015

Since I've been away this afternoon three more online donations have come in! Thank you to Debbie, Terry and Alex - how wonderful to come back to your generosity! Thank you all!

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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Nov 28, 2015

Thank you Beatrice for your donation and your kind words. All donations - whatever the amount - are appreciated but the kindness of complete strangers blows me away!

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Update posted by Helen Burrows On Nov 27, 2015

Thank you Mandy Larner! I don't know who we connect through on FaceBook but I very much appreciate your generosity to a complete stranger and a beautiful dog!

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Sarah Colledge

Backed with £5.00 On Dec 02, 2015

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Thanks for helping Ellie get to a good home!!!

Amy Eastin

Backed with £20.00 On Dec 01, 2015

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Good luck I'm sure you'll get thee Helen knowing you! X

Julie Brown

Backed with £50.00 On Dec 01, 2015

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Debby Jackson

Backed with £20.00 On Nov 30, 2015

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jake burrows

Backed with £31.00 On Nov 29, 2015

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I can't think of anything nicer than Ellie having her forever family for Xmas. Keep up the wonderful work that you do and thank you for caring so much. Xxxx

Debbie Jahangiry

Backed with £10.00 On Nov 28, 2015

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What a lovely looking dog, hoping she finds a loving home at the end of her journey.

Terry Walsh

Backed with £10.00 On Nov 28, 2015

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good luck!

Alex Coppock-Bunce

Backed with £10.00 On Nov 28, 2015

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All the best to gorgeous Ellie, I hope she finds a loving home soon.

Beatrice Pinson

Backed with £10.00 On Nov 28, 2015

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mandy larner

Backed with £10.00 On Nov 27, 2015

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