Help rescue abandoned golden retrievers

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Local Eastbourne charity Happy Paws Puppy Rescue is undertaking its biggest ever single rescue of eleven golden retrievers who have been abandoned in a local Turkish dog pound.

Lisa Smart, founder of the charity, said, ‘“We were asked for our help with a view to rescuing one or two but I was not going to choose who had the chance of a better life here in the UK and who had to stay to an uncertain fate.

“So the answer was a simple one, as I looked into their beautiful eyes I thought we will take all eleven.

“ Golden retrievers do not do well in these conditions.

“ The charity has facilitated their move to a private facility where they are all being cared for and have all received veterinary treatment.

“This is a massive rescue for our small charity but we are fully committed to their welfare.”

The total cost of the rescue and travel to the UK will exceed £11,000 but Lisa says it is worth it.

She added, “To us, each precious life is worth every penny.

“We have rescued eight retrievers from Turkey and they are all doing so well in their loving forever homes.”

You can follow the Turkish story of the eleven golden retrievers by joining the Facebook group Happy Paws Big Rescue.

Lisa is now appealing to dog lovers to help finance the rescue.

She said, “If you love dogs and could help us in any way secure the future of these golden 11 please donate.”

Money can be donated via Paypal at info@happypawspuppyrescue.co.uk or through the charity’s Justgiving page Called Happy Paws Puppy Rescue.

There are other ways to donate to the rescue campaign.

To find out more about the charity and how to send money visit www.happypawspuppyrescue.co.uk.

Lisa added, “On behalf of our golden 11; thank you.

“Without your help, this rescue would not be possible.”

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