-- NEWEST AND LATEST --
Houuuuuumans said I am now legally allowed to live in Aotearoa aka New Zealand! They're getting all very excited so I got a little excited too! I overheard that my flight was booked on the 21st of June but looks like they might be able to bring the dates forward slightly..? TREATS? WHERE? YUMMIES?
Stay tuned all the rottie angels out there! you can also follow me on my personalised page on Facebook under Rangi the Rottweiler :D
Lots of Love
-- NEWEST UPDATE FROM RANGI --
Woof woof, met my new foster mamma Tracey last night, it was love at first sight I'd say :) She came with a squeaky toy and I thought that was the best thing to chew on!
The humans are working very hard plowing through mountains of paperwork - I find that super boring but apparently it has to be done :)
Thaaaaaank you to everyone who has helped to make my dream come true - I have an appointment with a journalist from NZ Herald when I land - keep an eye out for the live update!
Lots of love xx
Rangi's trip back home is now fully funded!!!
We are so overwhelmed with the amazing response that we've got, running this campaign, seeing how many caring, kind, generous people there are out there. The expenses for Rangi is now fully funded. However, we have decided to let the campaign run for a few more days to cover any unforeseen expenses and any excess will be going to Rangis' enclosure mates at SOSD. There are so many dogs that are in need of your kind help and we hope we can continue helping these little creatures that has no voice of their own.
About the cause
Rangi started his life as a show dog and when you see him you'll understand why. This gorgeous Rottie is a gentle giant and an absolute sweetheart. His current home is a renowned Singapore dog shelter where Rangi has stolen the hearts of all the volunteers with his gentle demeanor and stunning looks. Unfortunately, Singapore has specific laws for certain breeds which makes it a lot trickier to get them adopted, and that includes the Rottweiler. The new owner needs to take out special insurance, go for obedience training as well as keep the dog muzzled at all times while out in public. These special conditions as well as the size of Rangi has kept him from finding a new home after his previous owner had to give him up.
A while back Rangi caught the attention of a Singapore expat; a passionate Rottie lover who grew up with these beautiful dogs around her. She instantly felt compelled to do something to help Rangi get a normal life without enclosures. Even though she was unable to adopt him herself, she was determined to get him in to a loving home and into an environment that he deserves. Due to tough Singapore laws for breeds like Rottweilers, she contacted an organisation in New Zealand called Rottweiler Rescue & Rehoming New Zealand (RRRNZ) where Rangi would have a great chance to find his new forever-home. The response was very positive and we are now in the process of getting him over to New Zealand to ensure that his last years on this planet will be more enjoyable than being in an enclosure with very limited human interaction. This is where we need YOUR HELP!
All in all, the expected cost will add up to be around 7000 SGD. That would include air tickets, vet costs, quarantine and all logistics around his travels.
Estimated costs are (all are approx.):
Quarantine and Clearance: $1,800
Vet Checks/Blood Tests: $750
Any left over funds will be distributed as follows:
* Rangi's ongoing care
* Donation to SOSD Singapore to help them continue their work
* Donation to RRRNZ to help us continue our work.
We are reaching out to all of you who would find it in your heart to make a donation, big or small, to help our friend Rangi. If you are unable to help out financially we'd really appreciate if you'd want to share this with friends and family who may have an interest to help out. Anything you can do is greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your time, your generosity and kindness!
Rangi's fan club
About Rottweiler Rescue & Rehoming New Zealand
Tracey Hayes rescued her first Rottweiler at the age of 15 and she fell in love with the breed immediately. She is now in the committee of The Rottweiler Club and her passion for dogs encouraged her to start her own rescue organisation dedicated to the breed. In August 2015 she started Rottweiler Rescue & Rehoming New Zealand (RRRNZ) and has, since then, rehomed over 100 dogs. RRRNZ is IRD registered and became a registered charity in June 2016. They now have two other trustees on board to ensure nation wide coverage.
Vicki and Gina have a lot of experience with the Rottweiler breed and want to ensure they find a perfect match for each dog through a thorough and strict adoption process. All dogs are desexed, fully vaccinated,microchipped and registered without exceptions. To follow up the dogs are monitored for the rest of their lives to ensure their wellbeing and prevent any mistreatment of the dogs.
"Every dog that comes to us is treated like our very own. They only get the very best which is what every dog deserves. Adopting saves lives!" - Tracey Hayes
If He Could Talk...
"I don't remember very much but the humans say that I had a glorious past. I was imported from Eastern Europe to Singapore and enrolled as a show dog. I was the humans' prized possession. But life happened and the human had to downgrade to a public housing apartment known as HDB flats. I wasn't allowed to live with them anymore and had to be given up to a local shelter.
Not only was I not allowed in HDB housing but being a Rottweiler in Singapore meant that I had to be muzzled in public. I did not like one and would always bulldoze my way around to avoid wearing that uncomfortable thing on my face. The humans at the shelter took months to condition me into wearing one, months to show me that wearing one is not that bad. But during those months I also discovered that they only wanted me to enjoy long walks outside the compound.
It's been a year since I first came to the shelter and gotten to know and love these humans at SOSD. The same humans who really want to find me a good home.They say that the muzzle sometimes acts like a mask that obscures my good, but they pray that someone out there will look beneath and beyond that, and that something good will finally come my way.
And it did! I've finally gotten my chance with rescuers in New Zealand. But these humans who are planning my move need your generosity. 7000 Singapore dollars is what it takes for me to spend the rest of my life in a loving home again. Will you help them help me?