Can you spare five minutes?
Ellie, a gorgeous three-year-old Beagle, arrived at Ferne in one of the worst conditions we have ever seen.
She had been rescued from a Puppy Farm and was terrified of human touch and voices, confused and distraught by space that she could move around in, and even daylight. Human interaction caused her to shut down, literally too paralysed with fear to move, often soiling herself where she lay.
Ellie came to us just in time, and with specialist around the clock care, she slowly started to recover. However, there are many more defenceless animals like Ellie who, without our help, may not have such a happy ending.
Ellie is just one of the 300 abandoned, neglected or unwanted animals rescued and cared for at Ferne Animal Sanctuary, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Every five minutes’ costs us £10 to care for the animals we rescue.
“We provide the essential food, warmth, care and protection they need,worse” said Elaine Hayes, CEO of Ferne, “along with any emergency medical treatment for extreme cases of neglect or cruelty or, long term care for some animals that are too old, traumatised or unsuitable to ever be re-homed”.
Christmas Day is just another day here at Ferne, but it is a really demanding time of year where our resources are stretched to the limit with a seasonal influx of unwanted animals. That’s why we need your help, especially now.
With a gift of £10, you’ll help Ferne Animal Sanctuary carry on our vital work and save the lives of many more vulnerable animals like Ellie. A donation that changes a life, not just for Christmas, but forever.
Thankfully,worst is now over for Ellie. After nearly six months of rehabilitation, with many hours spent each day gently winning her trust, Ellie steadily recovered and learned to enjoy a new way of life. She has been adopted by a wonderful family, so this Christmas will be a special one for her as she has a life ahead with people who love and care for her.
Ferne Animal Sanctuary receives not government funding and every day we rely on public donations to find £90,000 each month to cover our care and rescue costs. Ferne has been caring for unwanted and abandoned animals for over 75 years.