Just a post to show how here at the Louth SPCA we never know what we are going to get next! These two Pigmy Goats were recently abandoned. They are wee devils that jump over EVERYTHING and bounce around a lot. Getting used to being handled… slowly.
They have had offers of homes already. We will be doing homechecks and making sure everything is in order for them.
Thanks to the Giving Team at PayPal we received a grant earlier
this year than before… and it was put to good use! We have at last gone from a rickety gate and messy yard like in the picture below, to a nice entrance and level surface you can actually walk across.
When it rained, it was embarrassing to say the least as people had to dodge the puddles to get to see the animals! Also for the volunteers welly boots were a must, even in the summer. Now we have a new driveway just in time for this year’s bad weather.
Case from Wednesday afternoon. People had tried to get it out of the drain but as you can see from the photo was quite stuck.
Fiona arrived later and tried kitchen utensils (ladle, spatula etc). Then she had a soft lead she managed to get round his head. With the spatula and lead she managed after a while to get him up and then with help of another lady got the poor thing out. Kids were delighted.
Fiona took the little guy to get checked and released it later
in a safe place. Please put covers your drains to avoid further incidents like this one. The next hedgehog (or other wildlife) might not be so lucky!
This year, thanks to Vania and Kathy, we received a grant from The Giving Team at Paypal. We have got it to lay a new driveway at kennels as its so muddy and looks awful. So we now need
to get the workmen to do the driveway. It’s quite a big job but we’re sure there are businesses out there who would like the job. Please get in touch with us if you know someone – by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (042 9335045) please.
The kitchen area in our shelters is in need of some maintenance. We badly need a new washing machine and the whole worktop/presses around the sink area need replacing/maintenance.
If anyone is getting a new kitchen anytime soon, they might be able to donate us some of these parts from their old one? We’re particularly interested in cupboards for under the sink. Your old washing machine would also be most welcome (if it still works).
Also, we would obviously need someone handy to help install these bits and pieces. Email is at email@example.com if you can help out. Be sure to include your phone number so we can get in touch!
The “Pop Up Shop” was a great success last week. Big thank you to all that gave us goods to sell, the volunteers who did a sterling
job, to all the great supporters that bought items. And The Longwalk Shopping Centre for allowing us to have the premises for the week.
The Committee (and the animals) that you have helped are most appreciative!
This photo is of the foal found in a yard at just over a month old. She is now in care of Holly’s Horse Haven. She is called April, and has to be fed every two hours for first while. Has grown and is doing so well thanks to all the great people there.
All the hard work being done to get Dexter back to health is starting to pay off. He has been under veterinary care since brought in, and we have changed the type of food he eats to Hypo Allergenic with fish. No meat or poultry.
Here’s a before and after comparison of Dexter. If you remember, he came to use in a terrible state.
Also feelbetterdotcom.com have provided us with Veterinary Aloe Vera spray and Propolis cream and tablets. So he is definitely improving, thanks to everyone involved.