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The promotion of kindness and the prevention of cruelty to animals in particular by providing or assisting in the provision of food, shelter and veterinary treatment for animals in need of care and protection. At Animals In Need, we follow the 3 R's - RESCUE - REHABILITATE - REHOME. We help the sad cases other centres are not able to help. We have a no destruction policy and house all the animals until we find them loving homes. We are always home to over 100 animals (Dogs, Cats, Rabbits & Rodents, Sheep, Goats, Chickens & Geese). We arrange for all the animals to be vaccinated, neutered and microchipped before they go to their new homes. Many thanks to the Cats Protection and the Dogs Trust for their help with neutering vouchers. WE ARE ALWAYS NEEDING SHORT AND LONG TERM FOSTER HOMES FOR SOME OF THE POORLY, YOUNG OR ABUSED ANIMALS IN OUR CARE. ALL EQUIPMENT - BEDDING, BOWLS, FOOD, ETC ARE PROVIDED. ALL WE ASK IN RETURN IS LOVE AND AFFECTION FROM YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT - THEN PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US. OPENING TIMES - 12.30 -4PM DAILY CLOSED MONDAY

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Carla Lane Animals In Need
Fir Tree Animal Sanctuary
Spurriers Lane
L31 1BA
Telephone 0151 549 0959
Charity No. 1031342
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Title: Animals In Need Autumn Newsletter 2009
Date Posted: 22nd November 2009 00:00:00
Description: Dear Friends & Supporters,
Another Autumn approaches rapidly and we find ourselves ill prepared to write this newsletter. So much has happened in the last few months and too many desperate animals have needed our support. The staff and the Trustees have been working tirelessly to accommodate and fund all these needy cases, however even working 7 days a week and over 12 hours every day, we still don’t have time to accomplish all we need to do. We have had to carry out much needed renovations to kennel floors, by removing old vinyl covering and replacing them with quarry tiles. The kennels are now more hygienic and a nicer place for the dogs to live in. We are hoping this will enable to control the kennel cough epidemic which has been such a problem this year. The Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust kindly funded this work and we are very grateful for their continued support and faith in the work we do.

We were also able to make improvements to the cats external runs thanks to a team from ‘Novartis’ in Speke. They undertook this as a charity project, cleaning, painting and planting in the cat area. It looks very nice and we are grateful to them. We are now in the process of updating the rabbit unit, so our bunnies can have a better quality of life. It’s always our aim to provide the best possible care and accommodation for all the animals that come to us, until they are found new homes.
Our situation has not been helped by a break-in to our premises at the beginning of August. Thankfully the animals were not hurt. These horrible people managed to break a window and make off with our safe
containing over £500 in cash and cheques. Fortunately, the cheques were recovered, but we still suffered
a loss of revenue in excess of £800. The police have not been able to find out who did this. We have
increased security and have alarms and will be installing CCTV.

Update on Rocky—Although we always try to remain positive we cannot help being distressed over the plight of our lovely boy, ROCKY. The poor dog has now been held by the police for almost 10mths, his crime is to be born a X Staffordshire Bull Terrier and our crime is that we loved him and saved him. We found him a wonderful home with Judy & Harry Groves, who are responsible and respectable people with a long term involvement with Animals In Need. As well as adopting dogs from us, Judy together with Margaret Brady runs the cat outwork. The police have now decided to prosecute Judy & Harry and ourselves as
criminals under Section 1 of the Dangerous Dogs Act. We will have to defend ourselves in court and pay for a solicitor as well as other costs. We still find it hard to believe that a hard working and highly respected
organisation that tirelessly serves the community, can be treated in this way.
We still receive calls from the police regarding dog related issues and we continue to help for the sake of the animals.

We are relying on your support more than ever—WE MUST NOT BE DEFEATED— so
that we can continue to speak and act
behalf of our friends, the animals.

Kind Regards
Fran Ellis, Margaret Brady for the Trustees &
Caroline Cassidy and all at the Sanctuary

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