One of our lovely dogs, Ice, has started his treatment - this involved the removal of many lumps some of which samples have been sent off for testing, and he was also castrated at the same time.
His foster says he is doing well after his operation which lasted over two hours .
If you would like to help towards the cost we would greatly appreciate it . You can either call our wonderful vets Monument vets at Redruth and donate there 01209214737 Quoting donation towards Ice vet treatment for LCH , or BACS to our bank ref ice, Barclays Bank acc 73797503 , sort 20-67-19 , or firstname.lastname@example.org please mark as family and friends. THANK YOU
It's that time of year again...bat season!
From late spring until late summer we are kept busy with lots of bat calls. If you should find a grounded bat, during the day or night, please call us on our 24 hour number on 07809768471.
Please note that this number is only for Cornwall, for anywhere else please call the Bat Conservation Trust on 0345 1300 228
As many of you are aware our founder Samantha B’Stard has been fighting a battle against cancer, very sadly on Tuesday 9th March at 1.45am Sam lost the battle she fought so hard.
Sam was surrounded by those who were very dear to her and now has gone off to meet her darling Nugget at the rainbow bridge.
Sam was our founder, rescue colleague but above all else she was our friend.
We will miss you so much Sam but Last Chance Hotel will continue in your memory.
The Sanctuary needs its supporters now more than ever. If you are able to donate please go to the donations page on the website.
As you have probably seen on our homepage, the founder of LCH Sam B'Stard is currently battling with terminal cancer. Sam is having chemotherapy and is still working incredibly hard at the sanctuary - she isn't one for resting and taking it easy!
The diagnosis was a huge blow for Sam and all of the LCH team and supporters, and as a team we decided that we wanted to help Sam to make one of her dreams a reality: to travel the UK in a campervan. A Go Fund Me page has been set up to raise some funds and can be accessed here if anyone would like to donate... uk.gofundme.com/f/sam039s-bucket-list-campervan
Our gorgeous Leela bat has given birth to twins overnight. This is really quite rare, and is definitely a first at the sanctuary as bats tend to stick to a single pup. Cue panic stations!
After a few hasty calls and lots of photos whilst remaining as quiet as possible...North Devon Bat Care stepped in. The new mummy and babies were transported upto Devon and will receive the best care possible until they are ready for release. Panic over - phew!
We hope all of our wonderful supporters are staying safe and well.
The impact of Covid-19 on the charity sector is really starting to be felt. From the loss of our volunteers to the difficulties that we are facing in getting supplies to the sanctuary, the strain is being felt and we know it is not over yet.
Last Chance Hotel is best known for our dogs, but we are so much more than that. We have so many animals at the sanctuary that needed help, and we are there to answer their call: ducks, geese, goats, horses, cats, bats and various wildlife that passes through our doors, we never turn away animals that need us, even when we are financially on our knees, as we are now.
As many of our long-term supporters will know, Sam, the founder of Last Chance Hotel, has been diagnosed with cancer. Sam is a fighter, and she is going through all the treatments that she is offered, whilst still getting up everyday and doing what she can for the sanctuary, as we are not in a position to be employing staff to look after our rescues. Not only is Sam herself an integral part of the charities day to day work, but the wages she earns off of her paid job is a huge financial boost to the charity finances. However, due to Sam's deteriorating health, she has been unable to work and this is having an unfortunate rippling effect on the money coming into the sanctuary.
We never want to be in a position where an animal needs us and we cannot help them due to money; but donations are down, which means unfortunately this could be a reality in the near future.
If everyone who supports us could just donate the price of a cup of coffee, it could really make a difference to some animals, who's lives we work so hard to change.
From us, and them, we are so grateful.
Casper, who arrived in Cornwall on Wednesday 6th November, had his story of appalling abuse reported in the Daily Mail online. Click HERE to read it.
Update on our Cindy... well the horrid masses in her mouth have been removed, as was 17 of her teeth as they were pushed out of line, and must have been so painful. The material that came out of her ear was solid, like stones, and she has a UTI caused by a bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics, various lumps and bumps, some really suspect and worrying. However, Cindy is home at the sanctuary now, she has had some pain relief and is now sleeping off the anesthetic. We were told that Cindy the much loved pet, who had nothing wrong with her, just a few 'fatty lumps and bumps'
massive THANK YOU to everyone who has donated towards her vet bill, we are humbled. There is still a chunk to pay if you can help, our PayPal is email@example.com please mark it Cindy, and friends and family, thank you so much,
From 22nd October:
At the vets with Cindy for her big operation to sort the ear infection and the masses and her teeth out in her mouth also check her over whilst she is under a GA ... hopefully she will be a lot more comfortable after... healing thoughts for her please... if you can help towards her costs we would be so grateful.