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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 - Spring Newsletter 2009
Date Posted: 7th May 2009 00:00:00
Description: Dear Friends,
It will come as no surprise to hear that the run up to Xmas and New Year was perhaps the busiest & most demanding we have ever experienced. We recorded dozens of calls daily concerning unwanted dogs and cats desperate for our help. We had to act quickly to bring in those abandoned without food or
shelter. Some were left in empty houses and flats, others in sheds and backyards. One little dog was left in an empty flat in a freezing cold bathroom. She was so grateful to be rescued and kept cuddling up to us. Many pregnant cats were cruelly left to fate in gardens.
Although our Sanctuary was full to bursting point, we still responded positively to every call and offered some form of help until we could find room at the Inn. This increased pressure on the Rescue, has put a great strain on us and we are critically short of funding. We need YOU, our caring supporters to spread the word, as without extra funding we can’t continue our valuable work.
We were stretched to breaking point and thought things couldn’t get any worse, only to be faced with a visit by police officers just before Xmas accusing us of harbouring Pit Bull Terriers. We were subjected to allegations concerning 5 of our dogs and after a disturbing day for all concerned, 4 of the dogs were cleared. However, the 5th dog, Rocky, a lovely, gentle neutered, micro-chipped pet was seized and carted off to police kennels. This is at the expense of the tax payer even though we offered to keep him at our
Sanctuary. He showed only affection towards the police and licked their hands. Rocky is a brindle X Staff, a view substantiated by our vet and an animal behaviourist. He has been held in ‘secret police
kennels’ for over 12 weeks. We have since learnt that he has lost weight and has had an injury to his paw. We have been informed that he is recovering, but are still waiting to be summoned to court to fight for his return. We hope that you, our friends, will support our actions to save this innocent dog. We have known Rocky since he was 14 weeks old and his plight has left us all heartbroken. He has never put a paw wrong. We have a petition available for friends of Animals In Need to show their support for the law abiding Sanctuary we are. You can request copies or they can be signed at the Sanctuary, Fun Dog Show or our Formby shop. Thanks to those of you who have written to the Chief Constable to support us.
On a brighter note, we have been fortunate to find many good homes recently for the dogs and cats in our care. This has enabled us to help other desperate cases more quickly than expected & has lifted our spirits.
We will continue to be a voice for those who cannot speak for
themselves and we will fight for the rights of all needy animals.
Kind Regards
Fran Ellis for the Trustees, Caroline Cassidy and all at the Sanctuary