From Monday 21st:
Well we have had the worst of times these last 2 weeks. Owner surrenders !!!! All we ever ask of people is 'DON'T LIE TO US' it doesn't matter what is wrong with your dog, we will help if we can. We pride ourselves on being responsible rescue, we will only take in what we can afford and what space we have ... but because of people's lies ( which we are very much used to) it has sent us at LCH into a financial crisis... you may have seen the boy Zeus (5 years old) , extremely thin, serious skin condition and very unwell.. his vet bill so far is £500 ish... Ena the little pug ( 5 years old) with a collapsed larynx, her bill will top 2k, Blue the french bulldog ( 1 year old) who has a serious skin issue and major ear infection, and now this little girl .. this is Cindy.. Cindy is 14 years old. She came to us yesterday, fine apparently.. just a few 'old age' lumps and bumps according to her vet... well I wouldn't say these are fatty lumps and bumps would you? She has a massive ear infection that has got so bad that she has no balance, a UTI that stinks and this... this is pretty hard to miss dont you think? All these ailments in all these dogs have been left untreated that it has made each of these dogs seriously ill. These are not problems that happen over night, but over months, years even. Each owner has cried crocodile tears over these dogs.. each owner knows the extent if the damage they have caused, each owner was happy to pass their 'problems' onto a charity... discarding their rubbish... out of sight out of mind 😥😥 we know there are some genuine people who need help, and we have never turned our back, we have paid vet bills to keep a loved dog in their homes, we have helped rehome dogs when owners could not cope etc, but to blatantly keep your dog sick, and not seek vet help, especially when those dogs have earned you a tidy sum producing litter after litter is wrong in every way .. ... Everyone, please meet the beautiful Cindy. Who cowers and wets herself at the slightest of movement, who will attempt to run away in fear of everything, who will destroy your soul when you see her crawl on her belly to get away from the kindest of hands... tomorrow she will be having her mouth looked at under a GA .. those awful lumps that are pushing her teeth out, making her mouth so sore it is difficult for her to eat.. she is 14, unspay and has mammary tumours. There is nothing we can do about that :-( a mammary strip would be too much as would spaying her. So we plan on making her comfortable and pain free for now and give her the best of times and all our love for the time she has left with us ...
The blind pup that came to us earlier this year. He is in the care of Alyssa Shepherd and family. He is so loved. But the last week or so William has been having problems with one of his eyes. We knew it may happen at some point in his life, but the dear little man is only 7 1/2 months old.
On Thursday he had to have his eye removed, it was the best option, and although there was absolutely no cure for his blindness, we all secretly hoped that one day....
William lives in a world of darkness, but that doesn't stop him from being the most happy, lovely little soul.
We have all got a soft spot for him.
As you can imagine his medical costs have escalated, so we are asking for a little help with his vet bill please; we would be truly grateful for all donations, no matter what the size.
Massive thanks to Matthew Thomas and the team at Cornish Paws, Penryn for taking care of this gorgeous boy.
Matthew is really pleased with his progress and his mum Alyssa Shepherd has said he is doing really well and just wants to play :-) happy happy days! ♥️♥️♥️
UPDATE from Molly's foster mum: 'Molly has had her operation. The large lump was removed easily. The smaller one took a little longer, due to this she was under general anaesthesia longer. So she is at Cvets overnight to support recovery, however she is doing well and will be back with the us tomorrow.'
Here's Molly. Molly is the girl that came into us with Lepto, she was jaundiced and really really poorly. She is in foster with Stephanie Martyn and family ...Today her bloods have come back good, her liver is now functioning normal. So tomorrow that massive great tumour on her belly is being removed... the folk at Monument in Redruth and the crew at Cvets have been nothing but great in helping get Molly back to health so she is well enough for the next phase of treatment.. the tumour on her belly, the mastcell on her front leg... if you can spare a pound or two towards her massive vet bill, we would be so grateful. You can pay our vets direct on 01209 214737 account Last Chance Hotel or email@example.com. Please mark your payment 'Molly' thank you.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be partnering with Cornwall digital agency Peaky Digital as their named charity-of-the-year. The Truro-based Digital Agency will be supporting the sanctuary with a range of digital services, helping us grow our presence online.
The partnership will be an opportunity to reach more people online and raise awareness of the work we do to a new audience. They’ll be working with us on our website and digital footprint, helping us to keep communicating the latest and exciting happenings at the sanctuary. They’ll also be working with us on branding and communication - so watch this space for a new look!
Our website is a central hub for keeping visitors updated on everything occurring at the Sanctuary - from events, to newsletters, profiles and information on our dogs available for fostering and adoption, our organisation’s mission and values, the general progress of our Sanctuary and more. The maintenance and improvement on site is vital to ensure that our audiences can keep supporting and that our beloved animals get the visibility they need.
Currently there’s a huge amount that users can do on our website and, with the addition of PayPal as our payment function, you can guarantee security as you donate or make payments when adopting a new animal.
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Corporate Support For The Sanctuary
The Sanctuary survives in huge part to the goodwill and contributions of the local community. If you’re a company looking to get involved with the Sanctuary, we always gratefully welcome support of any kind. It’s a really simple and effective way for businesses to contribute to the community - there are a huge number of ways you can get involved, including corporate volunteering, sponsorship, or even just supporting us online!
Donate To Last Chance Hotel
For anyone looking to donate to the Last Chance Hotel, there are a huge range of ways to contribute to the sanctuary, including texting TLCH03 £5 to 70070 to donate £5, or by choosing a gift to give to the animals in our care from our Amazon Wish List - ideal for giving something special to the animals we look after.