We are PlumPets, a No Kill Animal Shelter. Two years ago we had a tragedy where our dogmobile was hit by a speeding tow truck and one of our staff members was killed. Then, just three months later, we suffered a devastating fire in the early hours of the morning. It was ruled as an electrical fire that started in the area where we were housing a Mommy dog who had just been rescued from neglect and abandonment and found in a field with her five small puppies. Tragically, the Mommy dog, her puppies and our parrot Polly all died in the fire despite the incredible efforts PlumPets founder, Paulette Bousfield, who went to to try and save them. Paulette sleeps on the premises to look after her nearly 80 animals during the night and rushed to the fire when she heard the Mommy dog barking for help. Unfortunately the Mommy dog would not leave her babies behind and Paulette was unable to save her before the fire took over the entire house.
We lost 7 precious lives in the fire.
The inside of the house is still incomplete, a car that was donated as a replacement was stolen and we are at max capacity, spilling over into the quarantine cages and foster homes. We have over 70 precious souls in our care, some of which will never leave here. We operate out of a building behind a private veterinary practice called Plumstead Animal Hospital and there is always a staff member here 24/7 in case of emergency - a seizuring dog, dangerous storm, etc. Many dogs with us need special diets, surgery, hydrotherapy and/or private behaviorists. We are really struggling to maintain the standards of care that we offer animals that sets us aside from entry level shelters
One of our biggest expenses is dog walkers and as our dogs are in cages unless they are on walks or in the garden, we end up having to pay people to help exercise and stimulate them.
Below are some of the strays that we have helped or are currently helping
Meet Polar before and after.
We have three separate catteries for our kitties. A maternity ward for moms and babies, another with a cat garden attached for juveniles and adults and a special needs one for our cats who have specific problems or that are in the process of becoming used to people.
Twinkles came to us in an terrible state and she had almost lost a toe due to an injury. Her transformation also included a new name; she is now Luna to her new family.
We need help to continue.