Archie – Reserved

Posted April 29th, 2017 by sarah

Archie is a 4 year old male neutered Whippet. Archie came in to the rescue as he was returned to his breeder as he has developed auto immune disease. His breeder is fantastic and is aware with his condition he is going to need as much promotion as possible to find his forever home, she would keep him herself but Archie needs a quieter home.

Archie is clean in house and sleeps in a crate at night, he is good with other dogs, however he is a talker and a lot of people miss judge this as him being grumpy, but he just has a lot to say for himself!! lol
He is great on the lead and loves a good cuddle!

He would suit a quieter household that wants a friend to keep them company on gentle strolls. Archie does have auto immune disease, this affects his joints, he is on 1 5mg steriod a day and for a two month supply it costs £9, on a day to day basis this is not an expensive condition.
However if he has a flare up, he could need hospitalization to bring this under control. This has only happened once, two years ago when his condition was first discovered and it cost his owner £500.
Sadly with this condition we can’t say how likely it is to happen again, he may never have a flare up again and may only need his steriods. So he will need a super special owner who is willing to take this amazing little chap on, as you will not be able to insure him for this condition.

Archie is neutered, micro chipped, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and comes with 5 weeks free insurance (for any other condition and accidents). If you feel you could offer the gorgeous Archie a home, either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]

The Sad loss of our little Lard

Posted February 12th, 2017 by sarah

Sadly this weekend we have lost our oldest resident Guinea pig.

Lard came in to us as a failed breeding guinea pig, she ended up a permanent resident as nobody wanted to re-home her due to her red eyes. Lard soon became a favorite of everyone here due to her tough spirit! She took no nonsense from anyone and her ability to drag off vegetables 3 times her body weight while fighting off everyone else was nothing short of impressive.

Sadly old age hit our lady and a couple of months ago she developed Glaucoma, we knew that diabetes was the likely cause so she was closely monitored and sadly over the last couple of months she started to decline, this weekend she took at turn for the worst this weekend and we took the decision to have her put to sleep, as although her body had given up, her little heart was still going.

Thank you to everyone for your help and support in this time. We are in the process of organising the planting of trees for the scattering of ashes of the rescue animals.

Animal Foster Carers Needed!!!

Posted January 30th, 2017 by sarah

We are in need of foster homes for the following animals:

Cats
Dogs
Guinea pigs
Rabbits
Rodents for example Hamsters, rats, degus etc

All equipment, food, vet care and support is provided by the rescue. What we are looking for are people to provide a roof over their head, training, guidance and understanding to get them ready for a new home.

Fostering is Ideal for people who like holidays and can’t commit to a animal full time. We have a few foster’s that are retired and go on regular holidays, they just let us know when they are away and when they are able to foster and we make sure they have a pet.

Some of the animals we get in to the rescue just need a little tlc and a roof over their head until we can find them a good home.
Some however have come in because they have never been given any training, brought for all the wrong reasons and then passed from home to home. These animals can be challenging and I won’t lie can push all of your buttons, wee in your house, chew things they shouldn’t etc!!
They just need boundaries, routine, consistency and with hard work and determination can be brought round. There is nothing more rewarding than taking a animal from death row who is completely messed up, unscrambling the mess and then seeing them in there new home happy and content!

Have a spare room, foster a cat! a spare room will be way bigger than a cattery and they will get used to all the sounds and smells of living in a house, as long as you have time in your day to spend with them they would be more than happy.

Fostering is not easy!!! It can be heart breaking you win some and you lose some, some will get right under your skin and it will be heart breaking to see them go to their new homes. Some will be so messed up that they will push you to your limits! But the good times way out weight the bad times. I love going to see one of the animals I have fostered in their new home, happy, settled and content. It is a feeling money can’t buy!

Newspapers!

Posted January 14th, 2017 by sarah

Not only can we use your unwanted newspapers, but we can sell the excess to raise much needed funds for the rescue.
You can either drop these off to us or we can come and collect.

Thank you

Shop through Easyfundraising!

Posted January 14th, 2017 by sarah

Easyfundraising is brilliant, all you have to do is register (this takes 2 mins) then every time you shop online, as long as you go through the easyfundraising website or app, they give the rescue money!!!

Below is a link to a video explaining how it works:

easy fundraising instruction video

Finally below is a link to our part of Easyfundraising:

All Animal Rescue’s Easy fundraising page

Collecting Used Stamps!

Posted January 14th, 2017 by sarah

We have a company who will buy all used postage stamps from us, new and old. This creates much needed funds for the rescue and costs you nothing to do.
Not local to the rescue??? That is ok, once you have a envelope full we will post you out a pre paid envelope for you to send them in.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND SUPPORT, THE RESCUE IS NOW SAFE AND WILL BE REOPENING IT’S DOORS ON THE THE 3RD OF JANUARY!!
WE COULD NOT OF DONE IT WITHOUT ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT. WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH XXXXXXX

What will my new pet come with???

Posted November 23rd, 2016 by sarah

DOGS:

Dogs will come fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, five weeks free insurance from the lovely Agria, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and a small bag of the current dog food they are on. If they are over the age of 8 years old, they will have had a general blood test to make sure there are no old age problems starting.

CATS:

Cats will come fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, five weeks free insurance from the lovely Agria, up to date with all flea treatment and wormer and a small bag of the current cat food they are on. If they are over the age of 8 years old, they will have had a general blood test to make sure there are no old age problems starting.

RABBITS:

Rabbits will come fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered and will have a small bag of the current food they are on. At present we do not have a bonding service, however there are some local rescues who offer this at a small cost!

GUINEA PIGS:

Guinea pigs will come neutered, micro chipped and with a small bag of the current food they are on.

All other types of animals that come in the rescue will be micro chipped and are dealt with on a case by case basis (for example we would castrate a male horse, but we would not spay a female horse)

Risk of closure!

Posted November 20th, 2016 by sarah

It is with a heavy heart and tears that I am writing this post.
We are at serious risk of closure, the rescue bank is empty and I have used £8000 of my own savings to keep the rescue open for the last two years and that has now run out.
We would like to let all owners/potential new owners of our rescue animals (as we still have a few animals in that are looking for homes) that we will always take any of our animals back even if we close, I made all of those lovely babies a promise and I will keep it. All of the resident animals will stay with me as my own.
Animals are my life, they were my one constant through a difficult childhood and kept me going when all I wanted to do was give up. so I have devoted my adult life trying to repay that favour to them.
The last couple of years have been really tough on the rescue, the demand for our help has been overwhelming!
As many of you know we are a very small team here, all of our animals are kept in foster homes and we only use kennels as a last resort and the rest of the rescue is run from my home.
All Animal Rescue is a non-profit organisation and have shied away from charity status as we want to keep control of the rescue. Now I know this sounds a bit OCD, however we want to be able to decided what happens with the animals that come in to our care, quite a few of our animals have come to us from other organisations as they were deemed unsuitable for re-homing, in most cases these animals have just needed time, stability and good quality care and have gone on the be re-homed as loving pets.
The rescue is funded by donations and my wages! ( My long, suffering better half pays all the bills and he allows my wages to go on the rescue) Over the last couple of years with a larger number of animals coming in, we have found it hard to have the time to get out and about fundraising. I hear you shouting get volunteers to go out!! There are so many animal lovers out there, but time is precious and finding people willing to get up at 5am to do a car boot sale on possibly there one day off in the week, is really hard and don’t get me wrong I understand! Money is also tight for everyone so even asking for simple cake sales for Coffee mornings is more expensive than people think, cakes are not the cheapest thing to make anymore. So if anyone out there has any great ideas on easy fundraising we would be interested to here them.
We have started a Crowd funding page to try and stop the closure, if we can raise these much needed funds we will not only be able to prevent the closure, but we will be able to reopen the rescue’s doors to animals in need.
If you are able to donate, even if it is a £1 please follow the link to our Crowdfunding page
All Animal Rescue Southampton Crowdfunding page

Mini Lard, Mervyn, Nibbles and Dave

Posted October 8th, 2016 by sarah

Lard came in to the rescue 5 years ago from a breeder, sadly all of her babies she was producing were still born, so she was now surplus to requirements. Due to being white with red eyes nobody wanted to adopt her, so she is now a permanent resident, she is now 8 years old.

Dave is only 2 and is a permanent resident, as he absolutely hates to be handled and no matter how hard we have tried he screams until you put him down! in light of this we felt he was not suitable for re-homing and will live out his days with us.

Mervyn came in to the rescue as a unclaimed stray. Mervyn is a very social rabbit who is amazing with all rabbits he is a old boy now with a estimated age of 10 years, we kept Mervyn as a permanent resident as he was brilliant at looking after all of the rescue rabbits when they came in and showing them that there is nothing to be scared of. Mervyn became a part of the team at all animal rescue.

Nibbles came in to the rescue this year as a unwanted childs pet. Nibbles is a escape artist who loves to dig!! Nibbles is a permanent resident for this reason! She is also turning out to be a bit like Mervyn and has been fab at looking after rabbits and guinea pigs that have not had the best start! Recently she has also taken to being body guard to the guinea pigs and if any local cats come in to the garden she is the first to chase them off!!