Vinyl and Vixen have now gone to a lovely new home in Blackfield.
Vinyl and Vixen have now gone to a lovely new home in Blackfield.
HOLBURY INN, 63 Long Ln, Holbury, Fawley, Southampton SO45 2LG
Open 6am – 11pm 7 days a week
UPDATED: 22/10/12 The lovely Will has also allowed for Newspapers to be dropped off here ( we collect them for the rescue) Please place them in the food donation bin and we will collect them. Thank you
The kind team run by the lovely Will have allowed us to have a food donation bin in their Holbury store, so if you have a few bits of animal food/ cat litter/small animal bedding you would like to donate, feel free to drop it here when passing.
It is really lovely to see a big company supporting a small local rescue, it means the world to us here xx
Pip is a 5 year old Jack Russell cross Chihuahua neutered female. Pip came in to the rescue as she was starting to fight with her mum, this is really common with two unspayed bitches. The money was offered to spay both dogs but the owner decided she did not want to do this and re-homing was the best option.
When Pip arrived she was a very nervous dog and spent the first two weeks trying to escape from her foster home, we think this is solely because she had not been socialised, all this change was just too overwhelming for her. However with time and patients she soon came round.
Pip was then spotted by a lovely lady in Hayling Island who adopted Pip and all seemed to well. Unfortunately for Pip her road to her forever home was not going to be a simple one.
Two weeks after being adopted, Pip was running around on a walk and seemed to hurt herself, she was whipped to the vets by her owner and it was at this point that we discovered she had a condition called a luxating patella, this is where the knee cap dislocates. Sadly for Pip this was a grade three and on both knee’s, it would have been going on for sometime and we just couldn’t understand why we had not spotted it why she was with us. After a long conversation with the vet it was explained that her type of luxation was only easy to spot when it came out of place. Jack’s are also known for having a high pain threshold and being good at hiding when they are poorly.
A week later Pip was booked in to have her first leg operated on, the surgery went really well, however Pip really struggled with the recovery and her new owner just could not cope with the level of care needed after having such major surgery and with the other leg needing operating on, it was decided that it was best for her to come back to the rescue.
We were all worried about what effect this would have on Pip, as although it had only been a short time she was very attached to her new owner. Thankfully for us she seemed super happy to be back.
Pip is going in next week to have the operation on her second leg and as long as everything goes as smoothly as the last leg, Pip will be ready to go to a new home in 6 weeks. For anybody interested in Pip our vet is more than happy to discuss her condition with you and the implications it has on her. The main negatives are as follows:
1: Her knees will not be able to be insured
2: Although both of her knee will have been fixed, as with any operation this is not guaranteed. Although it rarely happens sometimes the operation can fail later on and the procedure will need to be completed again at the new owners cost. This is around a £1000 a leg.
3: When she gets older she will be more susceptible to arthritis in her knees at an earlier age, this is the same as us humans if we have had any major surgery on a part of our body.
4: We would recommend that she stays on a joint supplement for the rest of her life, this will cost around £8 a month
Pip is good with other dogs (although until she gets to know them she is grumbly with them when they come near her) she is good with cats as long as they stand their ground with her, she is good with horses, good with chickens, NOT good with small furry animals, good on and off the lead, great to be left for up to 5 hours (as long as she has another dog for company) visiting children would be fine, but because of the Chihuahua side she is very much a Diva and I would not trust her 100%, I think if they accidentally hurt her, she would nip them.
Pip is a fun loving character, she loves being out with the farm animals and her favorite game is chase the quad bike! She loves coming to muck out the horses and spends her time pretending to be a first class ratter! She has been out on walks with up to ten dogs and has been right in there. Pip can be a Diva and this behaviour has to be kept in check or she will get above her station. Pip will try and tell you she needs to be carried over certain obstacles, this is not true! when you tell her to get off the sofa because your eating, she will roll over and start to shake (I’m too weak and sacred to get down) This is utter nonsense. Pip is super clever and if she can get you to do everything she wants you to do, she will. However she is quick to learn, it only took her two days to learn that that rubbish does not wash with me!! lol
If you follow this link to our Youtube page there are a few videos to show how nutty and funny this little girl is! All Animal Rescue You Tube Page
Pip is fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you could offer Pip a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]
Now in a lovely new home in Beaulieu
Rosie has now found a lovely new home in Beaulieu
Dave and Guy are two 12 months old neutered male lop rabbits. Dave and Guy came in to the rescue as their owner no longer had the time to look after them and had put them free to good home on the internet. One of our volunteers alerted us to this and we stepped in to help.
Dave and Guy are brothers and at the time were uncastrated, many people are aware that when male rabbits become sexually mature (usually between 4 and 12 months) they will start to fight with each other unless they are castrated. However what a lot of people don’t know is male rabbits when fighting will try and castrate each other!! As you can imagine for the losing rabbit this is extremely painful and in most cases results in death. So seeing two un-castrated boys aged 12 month being advertised as free to good home, we just had to help them.
Guy is the more dominant of the pair and can be the hardest to catch and can be a bit of a wriggle bum when being held. His wonderful foster mum Emma is working on his handling every day and he has made vast improvements.
Dave is super laid back and is very affectionate, he loves his cuddles and is a lot easier to catch.
Here at All Animal Rescue we do not believe that rabbits make great pets for children, so we are looking for an adult home who are bunny mad! They currently live outside however they are very clean, so I’m sure they would adapt to being house rabbits quite easily.
Dave and Guy are fully vaccinated, micro chipped and neutered. If you feel you could offer Dave and Guy a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]
As promised, while our just giving page is still active we’re posting regular updates on where your money goes, so here is your next installment!
Grace is a 6 year old female miniature Shetland pony. Grace came in to the rescue as her previous owner purchased her for breeding, but for one reason or another Grace would not take and as she was now considered “surplus to requirements” she came in to the rescue.
As we do with all new animals, Grace had a full MOT from the vet where it was discovered that she had a condition call a “slipping stifle”, which is where the knee cap flicks out of place. Luckily for Grace, this can be controlled by keeping her fit and making sure she doesn’t get too podgy!
During her assessment period, living in a field was having a huge impact on her condition: the lack of exercise was causing the muscles around her joint to become lax, making the joint even more unstable. Her initial check-up also flagged up her terrible teeth! Miniature Shetlands are known for having dental issues as they have a small head but relatively large teeth, causing overcrowding and making it difficult for her to eat. Grace has awful overcrowding in the front and she has two loose teeth at the back (also sadly common with Miniature Shetlands). Grace now requires dental check-ups every 6 months to make sure that she has no sharp edges and that she has no infection around the wobbly teeth. Her check-ups and dental work costs around £150 every time they are done, but they’re vital to keeping her healthy.
If you’ve never seen it then horse dentistry can be really surprising! It still always amazes me that they’re not bothered by having an electric tooth-file in their mouth! As you can see in this video: nobody is holding grace, she is mildly sedated but standing well by herself!
Horses’ teeth are vital to their well-being; cats and dogs can manage really well without teeth but horses really can’t. Horses’ teeth are very different to ours and really hard to fix if allowed to get bad, this short video explains how a horse’s mouth works and the importance of dental care.
Video explaining how horse teeth work
Unfortunately for Grace, we were really worried about her re-homing prospects and after a discussion we decided that Grace would become a permanent resident at the rescue. Luckily, I’m a New Forest Commoner (which means that I can graze my ponies on the New Forest) and roaming the forest is the perfect environment for both of her conditions: because of the large area she has to wander and the natural diet she keeps fits as a fiddle, the perfect weight and the rough forage helps to keep her teeth properly worn.
Your support directly helps to keep Grace healthy and happy! The funds you donate pay for vital dental work and for the farrier to make sure her feet stay in good condition so she is able to power-walk around the forest and keep her little legs muscled up!
Thank you! If you would like to donate to help us with Grace and all the other animals then please click on the Support Grace link below!
Mr Bojangles is a 14 (ish) year old neutered male ginger and white domestic shorthair cat. Mr. Bojangles was found as a stray by a lovely old lady in her garden. He was very thin, dirty and just very unloved. It was clear that at some point in his past he had been looked after as he is just so friendly and he had been castrated. His finder started her search for his owner, but after two months of searching with no owner coming forward and no pets allowed in her property, she needed a more permanent solution for this lovely old boy and that is where we stepped in to offer him a space in our rescue.
Mr Bojangles is in the very early stages of renal failure. (renal failure is diagnosed by a blood test, when measuring the renal function you are given a normal range for example between 1 and 100 is normal, Mr Bojangles was 102 so literally in the very early stages)
This lovely little old man requires no medication at present, just monitoring and a 6 monthly check up with a vet. If you wanted to go down the gold standard care route you could start him on a renal function diet, which will just support his body and give him everything he needs. Mr Bojangles also suffers with mild arthritis in his hips, which just requires monitoring, the odd dose of anti inflammatory and we have started him on a supplement called yumove which goes in his food and is just a standard oap joint supplement. All though this sounds like a lot of health care, for an old boy who has clearly lived a rough life, he is doing pretty well.
This lovely old man just wants a warm bed and a human with a warm lap and who will give him a good chin scratch! He does not like dogs, he is not bothered by other cats (as long as they leave him alone) and he is not keen on noisy children.
Mr Bojangles is fully vaccinated, micro chipped, neutered, up to date with all flea treatment and worm and comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you feel you could offer Mr Bojangles a home either call 02380 893188 or e-mail [email protected]
We have just crossed the 50% mark on our fundraising target, which is amazing! Over the next week we will, as promised, be sharing some of the animals’ stories to show you just where your money goes and how vital it is in helping us to continue with the work we do! With three weeks to go I’m really hopeful that we will smash it!
Mr. Bojangles was found as a stray by a lovely old lady in her garden. He was very thin, dirty and just very unloved. It was clear that at some point in his past he had been looked after as he is just so friendly and he had been castrated. His finder started her search for his owner, but after two months of searching with no owner coming forward and no pets allowed in her property, she needed a more permanent solution for this lovely old boy and that is where we stepped in to offer him a space in our rescue.
Mr Bojangles was very distressed when he first came in, he didn’t want to eat and he hadn’t passed any urine or faeces, which is a massive worry so he was taken straight to the vets for a full mot!
Unfortunately, we found that at some point in his past he has obviously been hit by something hard (possibly a car) as all of his teeth are smashed, but surprisingly none of them seem to be causing him any discomfort and with a full blood screening done he was given medicine to encourage him to eat.
The following day his appetite was most definitely back! We had the loudest purr and the biggest wee in the litter tray, a relief for everyone!. The vet called to say that his bloods were pretty good for an old boy but that it did look like he was in the first stages of renal failure, so some further tests where required to see just how bad it is. Those tests are currently running but we are positive that he has a good couple of years left in him!
Some people may question why we would run expensive tests on a old cat? For us though, it is super important: animals are really good at hiding how sick they are and we never want any of our animals to suffer in silence! Also, although Mr. Bojangles is old, we want to find him a home where he can be a lap cat with someone that is happy to have a purring (and rather dribbly) companion!
Vet fees are a huge part of pet ownership and your visits to the vet will increase when you have an older animal, so it is important that we can let potential new owners know how much this is likely to be: it’s important that everyone has the information they need to be able to make informed decisions as to whether they can afford to take Mr. Bonjangles (or any other animal) on and give him the care that he needs.
Older cats can be really hard to home as they are generally looking for a quieter household and on top of that with their veterinary care being more expensive, many households just can’t afford to take it on. As hard as it is to talk about; many people also don’t want an animal that may only last a few years – you do get the odd exception though: I love the oldies! An older animal can be as cute as any puppy or kitten and while I know they wont be with me forever, I really enjoy making their final years the best! We never put an oldie down just for being old and if they can’t find a home, they will stay here until their dying day, but I think that at their age they deserve to have their person to love and adore them! Here at the rescue, the love has to shared around!
Since we started our fundraising appeal, a lot of people have asked “Why do we need more money”? This is a really good question. Here at All Animal Rescue we are all volunteers who work for a living or are retired, so we understand how important every penny is in your everyday household. With the cost of living on the rise and many wages still not matching that, we know that any donation made to the rescue will be a sacrifice to many households.
Over the next week we are going to post a few examples of where your money goes and what a real difference it makes – whether it be £1 or £100!
Pip came in to the rescue earlier this year, sadly her mum had started to attack her and although we advised that neutering both dogs would solve the issue, her owners wanted her gone. When Pip came in to the rescue she was terrified and spent the first two weeks trying to get out of her foster mums house and would scream when you touched her: real signs of under-socialization and trauma. However, a few weeks later and her foster mum Clare (a.k.a Wonder Woman!) had worked her magic and Pip was starting to learn that life was not always scary and could actually be fun!
A month later and Pip was well and truly in love with Clare, but still very nervous about new people until we had a lady come round who Pip took to straight away and had decided she was the one for her. With her confidence on the rise and a new home on the cards, off she went to the vets to be spayed.
The operation went brilliantly and she was back to Clare and recovering well, however 3 days post-opp she developed a rare complication: the change in her hormone level sent her in to a phantom pregnancy and she developed milk and then mastitis. Any mum that has had a baby knows how painful this condition can be, so we placed her on to some very effective, but also very costly medicine (£80 for the course) called Galastop, bringing her out of the phantom pregnancy and allowing her to heal. A week later and (with a sigh of relief!) Pip’s body returned to normal and she was able to go off to her new home.
Pip settled really well and was enjoying her long walks on the south coast until two weeks in when running around on the beach she yelped and became lame. Her new owner brought her to our vets and after a series of x-rays it showed that she had bi-lateral luxating patellas at grade three (which to me and you is dislocating knee caps in both legs, that were at the worst stage they could be!) The vets were astounded that she had never shown any signs before, but some dogs are really good at hiding pain and symptoms and with the increased exercise it all just became too much for the joints. It was deemed that she would need corrective surgery on both legs to make them stable, at a £1000 a leg we had to weigh up if it was the right thing for Pip. Pip is only 5 she has come on in leaps and bounds and once the surgery was completed she would be able to live a normal life, so we decided to push forward.
The first leg was operated on and although the joint was extremely ulcerated due to the damage, our brilliant vets managed to fix it to a really high standard. However it was Pips recovery that she struggled with: the lack of exercise really began to frustrate her and her new owner became so worried that Pip started feeding off of that and too became really anxious whenever she was left. Ultimately, her new mum made the hard decision to bring her back to the rescue as she just couldn’t cope.
Pip is now fostered at home with Ross and me: on arrival it was apparent that she had had her previous mum very well trained and had become a bit of a Diva Princess! She has been here for two weeks now and knows that her nonsense will not be encouraged, with rules and boundaries in place she has relaxed as she no longer has to worry about being in control – dogs really do prefer someone else doing all this leading malarkey! The operated leg is getting stronger by the day and she is flourishing: really enjoying her play and we are going to wait until the left leg is really solid before we have the right operated on to make sure she is as stable as possible. Once her recovery is complete we will finally be able to look for her forever home: she is a real character and everyday she opens up a little more, and the more she opens up the more she makes us laugh!
So, in short, your donations have helped us to take Pip out of an unsuitable home where she was let down by her owner, have allowed her to be spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and have enabled us to pay for the vital treatment she needs on her knees.
All this will give Pip a long, happy and pain-free future, just watch the video below to see the happy, bubbly, nutty little madam! Your donations and support did that! Thank you xxxxx