SYLVIA'S DIARY

Sylvia writes a diary entry when there is something important she wants to share and Daisy Mae writes a diary about all the things she sees and hears around the rescue from time to time.
Daisy Mae loves to go for walks, enjoys a scratch behind the ear and will do anything for her favourite crisps! Daisy Mae doesn't enjoy being around other farm animals and spends her days lazing in the fields or in her stable area, advising the staff on what to do, telling the dogs to behave and reminding the horses to mind their own business!
Most importantly though she lends an ear to Sylvia and anyone who needs a friend to listen...

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29-11-21 AN UPDATE FROM SYLVIA


The weather has died down and now it's very peaceful at the rescue once again. The roof of the barn and classroom has temporarily been fixed, but this will need to be completely ripped off at the end of the week and started from scratch again.
We are still devatasted at the loss of Florence the puppy, but Libby the mum and her remaining puppies are doing well and are all warm, cosy and settled again.
The response has been absolutely amazing with everyone rallying together to help however they can and the local community has really been wonderful too.
Sylvia would like to thank everyone so much for all that they have done and for the staggering amount of donations raised. This will enable us to help so many more dogs as well as faciliate the repairs and fix other areas of the rescue too. Thank you!



27-11-21 MANY TEARS EMERGENCY


Storm Arwen hit the rescue causing catastrophic damage. Buildings are destroyed and we are devastated that one puppy has died. The new classroom we have spent so long creating is in pieces with debris flying dangerously in the winds. We have suffered major structural damage and loss of life so we are absolutely devastated. Please, please help us fundraise to help with repairs. If you could donate the cost of a cake and coffee then we would be so grateful.
If you are a builder and you can come to the rescue to help us fix the buildings and
rooves, please emial us at info@manytearsrescue.org

 



20-11-21 TREE OF REMEMBRANCE

Sylvia would like to give you all a glance inside our memorial garden. A garden to sit and remember happy days and those special ones you have loved and lost.
In the garden we have our very special tree of remembrance where anyone who has lost a dog can hang an engraved leaf in their memory.
If you'd like to find out more information about purchasing an engraved leaf in memory of one of your dogs, please visit here. The cost of each leaf is £10.00 and this will remain on the tree indefinitely.



HELPING OVER CHRISTMAS

If you are able to help us by volunteering over during the month of December (especially over the Christmas period) and are looking for places to stay the following may be of help…

The Travelodge at Cross Hands is fairly close to us and has a Starbucks and other stores within walking distance where you can buy provisions.

There are Airbnbs in Cross Hands and Dog Friendly Cottages has some cottages that are not too far away if you fancy a working holiday (although you cannot bring your dogs to the rescue).

If you are a Caravan and Motorhome Club Member Dyllgoed Isaf, Maesybont Church Road, Gorslas, Cross Hands, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7NL is about a 3 minute drive away.

Please check with Sylvia at swvanatta@gmail.com and let her know which days you are able to come before you book!
Thank You



09-11-2021 ROMANIAN RESCUE APPEAL

Many Tears Rescue saves over 3000 lives a year from both the UK and overseas.  To us a dogs life is worth saving no matter where they come from but there are ALWAYS more waiting for our help. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly 7 days a week, doing their best, alway pushing themselves harder to help our animals. The Rescue is so expensive to keep going, the vet bills are vast, the staff and daily running costs constantly worry us. We fundraise, we plead for help and somehow we keep going, with both our bodies and bank account running on empty. But still more dogs need help. So again we are asking for more help... if you support the work Many Tears do please watch the whole video and if you would like to help us save these souls donate.

 



07-11-21 AN UPDATE ON DAISY MAE


We have recieved the following update and photos of Daisy Mae in her new home and are thrilled to hear how well she has settled in.
"Hi, Daisy is doing great, she's had her first check up with the vet and the vet is coming out on Monday to vaccinate her and worm her.
When she gets bored out in the field she comes up to the kitchen to let us know.
She has worked out her snacks are kept in the fridge and nudges the fridge with her nose when she wants some! We have bought her a ball and also a treat ball to play with.
She is more than comfortable trying to become a house goat
She is an absolute treasure"



07-10-21 DAISY MAE HAS BEEN ADOPTED

Today our beautiful Daisie Mae went to her new home. It was very hard for me to let her go but it was the right thing.



CAN YOU HELP OVERSEAS PUPS?

The link below can be used for people to answer a LONG questionnaire if they want to support pups coming to rescue from overseas before they are 6 months old as well as dogs with cropped ears tails ect. It gives you the opportunity to say that responsible rescues should be exempt from these rules. It takes about half and hour to complete but is worth the effort as millions of young dogs will die otherwise.  
Defra is making it's final decisions to change the law to ban pups under the age of six months to travel to the UK. The current minimum age is 4months and we believe that Defra should make special allowances for registered animal rescue charities to be allowed to continue to save these dogs from the age of 4months rather than leave them to suffer for another two months before we can help them. Leaving all puppies for six months is a welfare issue and we believe strongly that dogs will suffer and lose their lives as a direct result of this new legislation. Please complete the questionnaire and ask that registered animal rescue charities are exempt from this rule. Thank you. 
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/pet-travel-and-imports-team/pet-travel/

02-10-21 UPDATE - ** TIME IS RUNNING OUT  **
THE most important 10 mins you will spend supporting overseas rescue dogs this year and it will cost you nothing: PLEASE stand up and be counted before it's too late

Devastating new legislation is proposed for the end of this year which will BAN all puppies under 6 months of age from entering the UK – whether they are being puppy-smuggled for vast profits or our own beloved rescued dogs bound for UK rescues reaching out to help them: there is NO DISTINCTION. Unless we ALL have our say and DEMAND an exemption for pups bound for reputable UK rescues, this WILL become law. And then it will be too late – too late for protests, begging and crying – we MUST ACT NOW.

If you're in any doubt at all that this will ONLY effect pups, the overcrowding that will be the consequence of these proposals will lead to the death of untold thousands of dogs of ALL AGES.

Please fill in the government’s consultation form at the link at the bottom. BE WARNED: it is designed to put you off with its length but it is really very simple: EXEMPT ALL PUPPIES BOUND FOR REPUTABLE UK RESCUES. That’s IT! If you want to be as brief as 2 minutes, you can simply write that for every answer. If you want to make some detailed points, some suggestions are below. There are TWO key questions which will determine the fate of many many thousands of dogs. Whatever you do, brief or extended: PLEASE HAVE YOUR SAY before it’s too late.

GUIDE TO FILLING IN THE CONSULTATION FORM:  

  1. FIND THE TWO KEY QUESTIONS: 7 & 10 (you have to submit an answer for every question but for the others you can simply click agree or disagree, it is 7 & 10 that require us to DEMAND EXEMPTION FOR RESCUE DOGS BOUND FOR UK RESCUES: 
  2. Pages 1-6 are a mass of bumpf setting out the govn’t proposals, the key points of this are: 
    To change the minimum age of importing puppies into the UK from the current 15 weeks to 6 months
    To ban the import of all dogs who have had their tails docked and/or their ears cropped
  3. Questions and answers: (key point to remember: rescued dogs are COMMERCIAL dogs):  

PAGE 7.  Key questions:
Question 7. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the government should increase the minimum age that dogs can be moved into Great Britain under the commercial rules from 15 weeks to 6 months? 

Points to include in your answer:  

  • The unintended consequence of increasing the min age of puppies to 6 months will be a welfare disaster overseas as already full overseas rescues will not be able to accommodate more puppies in desperate need of rescue. Many thousands will die as a result. 
  • Another unintended consequence is the much greater difficulty in socialising older puppies who have missed out on early socialisation in shelters, through abandonment, neglect, lack of a mother, lack of shelter resources etc. This will place a huge burden on already stretched UK rescues.  
  • Most important point: EXEMPT puppies bound for reputable UK rescues. This will avoid the welfare disaster overseas and allow UK rescues to adequately socialise younger puppies for successful rehoming.

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10. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the government should introduce a ban on the commercial movements of dogs with non-exempted mutilations into Great Britain? 

Points to include in your answer:  

  • Docking and cropping has often happened to rescued dogs as a form of punishment or torture by sadistic individuals. Docked and cropped dogs bound for reputable UK rescue organisations should be exempt from the ban rather than additionally punished by denying them the opportunity of a home in the UK. 

If you do nothing else, please please fill in this form and find those two questions to make the case for exempting rescue dogs bound for UK rescues. All our 5 minutes could save untold thousands of lives. DEADLINE: 16th OCTOBER: do it NOW!!! 

PLEASE SHARE & ENCOURAGE EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO FILL OUT THE FORM:
https://consult.defra.gov.uk/pet-travel-and-imports-team/pet-travel/



28-09-2021 CARNATION

It is with immense sadness that when Carnation went to the specialist yesterday to see what could be done, they found her problems were worse that first thought and that she would never be able to live a happy and pain free life.
On their advice the very difficult decision was made that Carnation would not be brought round from the anaesthetic and to let her travel to Rainbow Bridge in the kindest way possible.  As a non kill rescue this decision is not one taken lightly and has caused deep sadness to all those who loved her.
Thank you so much to everyone who have donated towards the Special Seven who are now the Special Six.  Any money contributed toward their care will be used to help them and if we received more than is needed it will be used to help another dog in need.  Without  your help Carnation would not have been able to see the specialist, which has still cost the rescue money but we are just extremeley sad for Carnation there was not a happier ending.
 



08-09-21 PLEA FOR VOLUNTEERS

Two weeks ago Sylvia put out an emergency plea for volunteers. We were completely overwhelmed by the response. Everyone was so kind, the rescue centre was bustling with volunteers, all of whom really wanted to get stuck in and help the dogs as much as they could.
This week Sylvia has been to Ireland and collected another 56 dogs who will be arriving at the rescue later today along with another 25 dogs due to arrive imminently too. Once again our kennels are full to bursting and we are drowning. If anyone would like to volunteer a day with us again, we would be so grateful for your help.
All of these dogs will need to be booked in, bathed, kennels cleaned, have their photos taken and their personalities assesed to find them the correct homes. They will need lots of socialisation in the ways of cuddles, learning to walk on leads and meeting new people too.
Our phone lines are still ringing off the hook - so if you are able to come and volunteer please just turn up at the rescue at 9am any day this week or weekend. At the moment we are only looking for volunteers over 18 years old.
We are based at Many Tears Animal Rescue, Cwmlogin House, Cefneithin, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7HB. Thank you!



01-09-2021 THREE DOGS IN NEED OF SPECIAL HOMES

 



31-08-21 SAY A PRAYER FOR KABUL


Although we can't help the dogs in Karbul this is Sue who we are going to save in honour of all those who have been left behind.



29-08-21 SYDNEY'S FINAL DIARY

Please watch Syds final video diary as today she has returned home to England to get ready to return to school.
She’s had a lovely time at Many Tears and we think tonight will feel very quiet without her skipping around, singing to the dogs and chattering with the staff. She has worked so hard with the animals and is proof that there is hope for the next generation to keep Many Tears passionately rescuing animals for years to come.
Syds smile and enthusiasm is infectious and we hope you have enjoyed her diaries as much as we have enjoyed making them. If you want to make a difference please take her advice and consider making a donation to help us continue.
We will let Sydney know how much she manages to help raise to help the rescue she loves so much continue.
Huge thanks to Syds, her mum Leah and of course to Sylvia for making all this possible.



29-08-21 FOSTER RUN

Today we waved goodbye to some of our wonderful dogs who were leaving on the foster run, ready to start the next chapter of their journey in their fosters homes. Thank you so much to everyone who offered to take a foster dog this week. Thanks to you, these dogs will be warm and cosy inside a home tonight and will start to learn all about home life, which is vital in helping them move on to their next step.. a forever home! We really appreciate all of your help and what you do for the dogs. Thank you!



28-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 16

Yesterday Sydney showed us lots of puppies who have recently arrived at the rescue. Today she introduces us to some of our newest adult dogs. At the moment we have Beagles, Bichons, Old English Sheepdogs and everything in between!

Most of these dogs aren't on the website yet, so please bare with us over the coming days as they are assessed and then added to the website for adoption.

Please do not contact us about any of the dogs in the video as we cannot deal with any applications until they are on the website. If you are interested in adopting any of the dogs in the video please keep an eye on the dogs looking for homes page over the next few days.

Thank you! :)



27-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 15

This week we have had a huge number of new arrivals at the rescue. In this video Syndey introduces us to some of them!

Most of these dogs aren't on the website yet, so please bare with us over the coming days as they are assessed and then added to the website for adoption.

Please do not contact us about any of the dogs in the video as we cannot deal with any applications until they are on the website. If you are interested in adopting any of the dogs in the video please keep an eye on the dogs looking for homes page over the next few days.

Thank you! :)



27-08-21 DAISY SAYS THANK YOU!

Daisy would like to say thank you to the volunteers but she is really not happy with how they hang the towels on her fence!



25-08-21 AN EMERGENCY PLEA FROM SYLVIA

We have had a huge number of dogs arrive with us today. They all need to be bathed, have their kennels cleaned, have their pictures taken and have their personalities assessed to find them the best homes. Plus they will need lots of socialisation in the ways of cuddles and meeting new people.
If you can come and help us tomorrow or any day this week/weekend and are prepared to really get stuck in and work hard, we would be so appreciative.
Our phone lines are ringing off the hook - so if you are able to come and help please either email Sylvia at swvanatta@gmail.com or turn up at the rescue at 9am tomorrow morning. At the moment we are only looking for volunteers over 18 years old.
We are also looking for people who are able to become Emergency Fosterers who would be able to foster a dog or puppy for us. You can apply to foster HERE or email Sylvia directly if you can take a foster dog this week as an Emergency Fosterer -
We really appreciate all of your help and support. Thank you.



24-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 14

While Sylvia is away collecting dogs, Sydney spent some time with her friends, baking dog biscuits, playing in the park and taking a trip to the beach!



22-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 13

Yesterday Sydney's cousins came to join her for the day and she introduces us all to a litter of Frenchie cross Chihuahua puppies called Mango, Pineapple, Banana and Strawberry. They are all looking for homes and are available to adopt on the website now.

She also shows us a quick glimpse of some of our newest arrivals - some beautiful cocker spaniels who will be on the website soon.

Then we say hello to Daisy Mae the goat again before saying goodnight!

Thanks for watching!



21-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 12

Today started off very rainy in Wales, so it was a morning filled with paperwork for Sydney!

Afterwards, the sun came out again and Sydney waved goodbye to Leah, the mum of the Westie puppies from a few videos ago, who was lucky enough to be adopted today.

Then she took us to visit Daisy Mae our resident goat, who has been very very naughty.. don't tell Frankie our kennel manager!

At the end of the video, we hear a few words from Sylvia too. Sometimes life at the rescue can be very hard, with lots of worries and not enough hours in the day to get everything done and today was one of those days.

As always we would like to thank you all so much for watching and for your continued support. Without your support we would not be able to save as many dogs as we do.



20-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 11

Today we welcomed some puppies who were rescued from awful conditions in Romania.

Before leaving Romania they have full health checks, vaccinations and a canine brucellosis test too. Then once they arrive with us, our vet will give them another health check which Sydney was busy helping with!

After Sydney helped out in the vets she takes us around the rescue to meet all of the new arrivals! Aren't they lovely? They are all available for adoption on the website now.

Sydney also updates us with how Glory and her seven puppies are doing too!



19-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 10

Today Sydney helped out in our grooming room and gave some of our new arrivals Spice, Willow and Winifred some much needed, gentle baths. Now they are all squeaky clean and feel nice and comfortable.

Sydney was also on hand to help as we welcomed the pitter patter of tiny little paws. Please don't contact us about these tiny little puppies though, as we cannot reserve them until they are on our website and old enough to be rehomed in 8 weeks time.

Sydney was lucky enough to recieve some gifts from some very kind supporters and would like to say a big thank you to them. She would also like to thank everyone who donated some bottles of Ignatia (or as Sydney likes to call them - potions!) to us, which our vet reccomend a few videos ago. Thank you so much for your support!



18-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 9

Today Sydney introduces us to some more of the dogs who are waiting to find their forever homes and she also takes us on a tour of a few kennels!



17-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 8

Just a quick update today as Sydney has been a very busy bee helping Sylvia with all of the paperwork!

Check back tomorrow for when Sydney will take us around the kennels and introduce us to some more of our wonderful rescue dogs who are waiting patiently for their forever homes.



16-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 7

In this video, Sydney gets taught to groom some of Sylvia's dogs and does an incredible job at it!

Then she is hard at work helping to fill out the paperwork ready for our next arrival of dogs!

Thanks for watching!



15-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 6

In this video, Syndey shows us the dogs who are on the foster van, ready to start their next chapter in one of our amazing foster homes before they move to their forever homes.

 



14-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 5 PART 2

We just couldn't wait until tomorrow to share the next installment of Sydney's Diary!

Sydney is so excited to introduce you to two very special dogs Flo and Bliss who are here waiting patiently to find their forever homes. Aren't they lovely? Sydney tells us all about what kind of homes they are looking for and then shows us how much they love to play too!



14-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 5

Today Sydney introduces us to Edith, one of Many Tears resident Shetland Ponies and shows us her taking her for a drive on the cart.

Check back tomorrow to see Sydney introduce us to some more of our dogs who are looking for forever homes.



13-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 4

Today Sydney introduces us to two very special dogs who arrived at Many Tears with their puppies. They have been wonderful mums to their puppies but now they are all ready to find their forever homes. Sydney also explains what kind of homes the puppies will be looking for.

If you would like to apply for any of these dogs you will need to submit an application form on their profiles. We know that these lovely mums and pups will be incredibly popular so please do bear with us and please include as much information on your application form, include working rotas, landlords permission where necessary and plenty of information so we can process your applications as efficiently and swiftly as we can.

The dogs featured in this video are.. Lisa (Cocker Spaniel mum), Leah (Westie mum) and the Westie puppies Lush, Lizzie, Loxley and Linton.

Thank you for all of your support! Please check back tomorrow to see what Sydney gets up to next!



11-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 3

Today Sydney introduced us to a Beagle called Rich and a Westie called Jess who has a very sad story. Jess is still recieving treatment with us at the moment so isn't available for adoption yet.

Sydney also introduced us to one of our wonderful vets, Jane and got to ask her some really interesting questions about homeopathy. Jane told Sydney all about a homeopathic remedy called Ignatia, which she highly reccomends for some of our sad and stressed dogs. We have added this to our Amazon Wishlist and would be so grateful if anyone would like to send us some to try.

At the end of the video we met Maddie and Flo and their kennel friend who has now been adopted.

Thank you for all of your support! Please check back tomorrow to see what Sydney gets up to next!



10-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 2

Today Sydney was hard at work at our vet clinic, she introduced us to some lovely Collies, Clansy the Newfoundland and showed us how she helps in the vets.
Well done Sydney! Keep an eye out for her next video tomorrow, thanks for watching!



09-08-21 SYDNEY'S DIARY - DAY 1

Sydney is Sylvia's granddaughter and has come to stay with her at Many Tears for a couple of weeks during the Summer holidays.  She is showing you around the kennels today but please do not contact us about the very young puppies who have arrived here with their mums or Surprise but keep an eye on the website where they will appear when they are ready for adopiton.  The older pups who are not yet reserved are all on the website.



02-08-21OVERSEAS PUPPIES NEED YOUR HELP

There is a new law about to be discussed regarding changing the age a puppy can be brought in from overseas.  Currently this is 16 weeks but they are looking to change the law to be 6 months. We believe that rescues who bring puppies to Great Britain to find their wonderful forever home should be exempt from this rule as is will have a huge impact on the puppies waiting to come and it's highly likely many will lose their lives if this law is passed.  If you feel like we do PLEASE copy and paste the letter below and either email it to defra.helpline@defra.gov.uk or post asap.

Ministerial Contact Unit
Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Seacole Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Dear Mr Fareeha Abid
I am writing to you in regard to the Consultation on proposed restrictions to the Commercial and Non-commercial (including rescue dogs) movement of pets into Great Britain. I understand the introduction of a new Bill regarding this is shortly to be considered by Parliament with view of its consideration by Parliament to introduce a new Bill.

Whilst I’m very pleased that the Government is addressing Animal Welfare and the need for changes in the Laws, there is one factor which concerns me about the new Bill which is proposed and this is the ruling that puppies from abroad must be 6 months of age to be eligible for import into Britain and ask you to seriously consider making an exemption to this rule for Dog Rescues/Dog Rescue Charities which will enable them to continue to take in puppies from abroad at 16 weeks as they are presently legally allowed to do.

It appears that rescue puppies who are legally imported fall under the umbrella of ‘all puppies from abroad’; which includes puppies legally imported for financial profit and puppies illegally (smuggled) for financial gain but I believe these are two very separate groups. The first being dog rescues/charities and the second being those who import dogs for profit. These two groups should be considered separately.

  1. Rescue Dogs
    A dog rescue that imports puppies legally from abroad does this compassionately, purely for the love of dogs and the whole process is not-for-profit and the welfare of the puppies is paramount. They follow the three Rs - Rescue, Rehabilitate and Rehome puppies/dogs into loving forever homes throughout Great Britain. They work endlessly to save lives; turn sad and scared little dogs into happy healthy ones and find each lost soul its happy endings.
     
  2. Importing Dogs for Profit
    These are people who import puppies legally from abroad or smuggle them in to sell for profit. In these cases the welfare of puppies is variable and very often the welfare of the puppies is poor, they suffer in transit and some perish.

It is my belief that rescuing puppies from abroad at 16 weeks makes it an easier transition for the puppy from rescue into a forever home. The younger they are adopted the better as the change is so not overwhelming for them and they don't become institutionalised in kennels. A puppy is much easier to socialise at 16 weeks and is less likely to have developed behavioural issues.

It’s truly heartbreaking to know that many puppies and adult dogs will lose their lives with the proposed changes in the Law regarding the changing the age a dog can travel to a UK rescue to 6 months instead of 16 weeks, which is currently the legal minimum age. Those extra two months means that rescues abroad will run out of space and puppies (and adult dogs) will be turned away from the Rescues and will inevitably die.

Many rescues in Great Britain are efficiently rescuing puppies who are legally imported at 16 weeks of age. All Government and overseas legislation is adhered to and all these puppies have appropriate health checks; vaccinations and documentation. Great Britain has the ability to save the lives of puppies aged 4-6 months; puppies who could be rehomed safely and happily into loving homes throughout the country and as we claim to be a dog-loving nation, I sincerely hope the Government will take into consideration all of the above.

Yours faithfully



02-08-21 CAN YOU OFFER TUSCON A HOME?



Tucson is a super 13 hands stocky cob
He loves to hack out with other horses he knows and can carry a light small adult with ease
However Tucson’s forte is he is wonderful to drive
Once away from home he happily goes miles with a cart full of happy kids or a learner driver, passing tractors etc
He will need a home with someone who wants to drive (he is shod) and has their own land and stables and another horse or two
He lives in at night out in the day
The stables need to be at the prospective adopters home as this is a pony who would be stolen if some horrid person could
He takes a lot of grooming as he has a mane over three foot long
He also has done a little course of show jumps
However he hates working like a riding school pony and gets bored and naps then
He took a long time to settle in here partially because was a stallion, but now is one of the herd.
We will all cry to say goodbye but he is wasted here
He is young and has many many years ahead
Only apply if you tick all the boxes
Please email swvanatta@gmail.com if you would like to apply



24-06-21 COLLS HAPPY ENDING


Today was a happy day at Many Tears as one of our longest stayers, Coll, was adopted after being with us for a year and a half! We are all so pleased for him but were very tearful to say goodbye as he has been a very big part of our lives. He is off to start his new life on the Isle of White and we all hope he has the most wonderful life!



14-06-21 COCKER SPANIEL FUN


We have lots of Cocker Spaniels at the rescue at the moment and I think they all seem to be having a great time here while they wait for their forever homes!



12-06-21 A DAISY MAE UPDATE

I have not written for so long. Of course that is not my fault. The smorgasbord grew all around and now my day is so busy stuffing my face and when I come in I am so knackers from keeping the place tidy (you know the sort of stuff mowing, pruning) yes folks it seems it’s all up to me!
Then incredibly when I awake bleary eyed to tackle yet another day landscaping, I get laughed at simply because I slipped with the eye shadow (see picture).
On top of that Sylvia says no more Pringles as she says I am fat!!!  Perhaps she should look on the mirror before making a sweeping statements that denies me the one reason to get up every morning (my Pringles!).
The rescues busy. The horses have had a tough time one, even having a really nasty operation that's left Sylvia in tears . Actually Many TeRz. She’s not had one day off for months now and won’t as so worried for the magnificent horse she loves so much. She has plans too - of course shared with me but I am sworn to secrecy!
Every day Sylvia is trying to think of new ways to help the dogs and the rescue. The staff really help her but it’s me Daisy Mae the Great that inspires her the most!
Time to sleep now... lawn mowing and pruning tomorrow.   It’s a tough demanding existence



08-06-21 MIDNIGHT PLAYING


For those of you who remember Midnight when she first arrived at Many Tears.. here is living proof that extreme rescue dogs can live very happy lives. Just look at Midnight playing happily!



05-06-21 THE CRIES FOR THE ONES LEFT BEHIND


This week, we welcomed a large number of dogs into the rescue. Their chance at a happily ever after starts now, but sadly they don't realise this yet and are crying out for those friends they have left behind. Although this is very sad and it breaks our hearts to hear them cry.. these are the lucky ones. Now, their new lives can begin.
They will visit our on-site vet where they will be health checked, vaccinated and wormed. Any medical issues will be treated and they will be spayed/neutered before being made available for adoption and finding their forever homes.
Your donations will help us to continue to go back and to save those that have been left behind. Together, we can save them all. Thank you for your continued support, it means so much to us and to the dogs in our care.

 



31-05-21 IF YOU REALLY LOVE DOGS SHOW IT, GIVE UP YOUR TIME AND WRITE A LETTER

A heartfelt plea from Sylvia.... Please read it all!!!!

The pups of ROMANIA and elsewhere abroad  are nearly out of time and ALL are doomed to die.The Government in the UK will sit and vote on a new law to stop pups from other countries coming in the country before they are 6 months old.  This they say is to stop rabies coming in and to stop the trade of puppies being brought in from overseas

They say the only way to prove the pups age is their teeth and at 6 months they will have adult teeth. This is not true as some breeds take longer to get their adult teeth for example shih tzus and small cross breeds.

It’s said passports for the dogs are sometimes done by corrupt vets!

The implication of this is enormous.

  1. the pups need to get over here for rescue as young as legally possible, which is 16 weeks. The rescues in Romania will simply run out of space.
     
  2. At 16 weeks puppies are much more easier socialise and we can turn their sad lives  around. At 6 months puppies are are not desirable on the whole by the general public and are much harder to socailise which results in more lives being lost.
     
  3. I believe the dogs Trust and Battersea were consulted. I believe neither of these rescues take in dogs from Romania. I believe they should have talked to me.  The lives that will be lost are making me sick with pain.

TODAY please write to your MP and Boris Johnston. There will not be enough dogs for everyone if this bill goes through.  The person pushing the bill through says everyone will have to wait and book their pups for months or years ahead with good breeders!!!   An exemption to receive the pups at 16 weeks for good rescues needs to be put in place.

I'm begging you to PLEASE look at the bigger picture and act now!!!! We are the voice of the voiceless.  The government sit next week and it's VERY important we get this message across.

CONTACT BORIS JOHNSON AT https://email.number10.gov.uk/

and your local PM - if you don't know who they are you can find them here
https://members.parliament.uk/members/Commons



28-05-21 LETTI.. SOMETIMES MIRACLES DO HAPPEN

Sometimes miracles do happen and Letti is one of them.
Letti was mauled by another dog and it was touch and go if she would survive.
Here at Many Tears we have our own Vet team who neuter the dogs, perform health checks and treat many other ailments for the dogs here.
The day Letti was attacked our team sprang into action and worked round the clock to save her. Having a great vet team is vital to our work here but the cost of medicines, treatments and the day to day running of the vet surgery and the rescue are vast .. but without it little Letti wouldn't have made it.
If you can spare a donation towards Letti's treatment and for us to continue to save lives please click the following button.
Thank you so much for your support.

 



10-05-21 AN UPDATE FROM DAISY MAE

It’s been a while I know…. BUT I have been super busy organizing, rushing here and there, of course jumping the fences and going places I was not invited, but how can I organize unless I have free range? I have not managed the vegetable patch yet, but I am working on it.

Sylvia and Bill are working on some grand waterfall in the remembrance garden, it's taking ages, but it's supposed to be a place (once finished) for those to quietly sit and remember their special friends. They are asking for plants and dwarf trees especially weeping ones to be donated, and also heavy weight wind chimes to remember those no longer with us who crossed the rainbow bridge. The funds won’t allow buying things, so the only way it will ever get done is if people have spare plants etc. They are fencing this off so it is Daisy proof!!!! I ask you….WHY? but they say never the less no poisoness plants like rhododendrons please, just incase!!!!
I have not been allowed much sleep, as for over two weeks Sylvia’s been going out all night every two hours as she had a very sad dog fighting for her life in the surgery… but the other day the little dog got a blood transfusion and big “ Hank the Tank" got a certificate for selflessly giving his blood to save a life.

Sylvia and Bill have hired some new folk to try to get the place running more smoothly and help the VERY troubled dogs. A new group sent dogs and they were NOT what was said. Sylvia’s spent hours worrying and even crying about these unhomeable dogs. The senders suggest they go back to Romania, Sylvia and the staff cannot bare to let them down. Sylvia is very disillusioned with everything now and needs a spirit boost, so I am sharing a few pringles now and then, if I can bare to. She and I have a special bond, I don’t headbutt her and she scratches and treats me, PERFECT I think.
The weather was amazing last week, Riviera stuff, but now back to welsh weather, doggies wet.. staff wet.. me wet…. Shame.
Sylvia’s got some big plans, she’s praying will pull off but it may be months before she knows.
So that’s my news, keep safe and well and HAPPY!
DAISY MAE x



08-05-21 A PLEA FOR HELP IN JULY

A PLEA FOR HELP FROM SYLVIA
I have been lucky enough to be given a pitch at the South of England Showground by the Agility Club. This large dog show starts on July 23rd 2021 and runs for a number of days.
I will go on July 22nd and set up the gazebos and stalls.
We will open on the 23rd and we run a tombola ,coat stall, bed stall treats and all sorts of other good quality things for sale.
This is a huge commitment and takes a lot of man power...However it also raises very good funds for the rescue which we need I am looking for dedicated people to volunteer help at the Showground, RH17 6TL either to set up on the Thur 22nd or take the tents down on the Sunday lunch time, or to run stalls.
Please only volunteer if you can be sure to help as this is all pretty arranged and organised.
However if you can definitely help please email Sylvia at swvanatta@gmail.com.
We have not been able to run a stall for well over a year.
So please help, we really need all the support we can get
Sylvia x



27-04-21 OUR NEWEST ROMANIAN ARRIVALS


Meet some of our new arrivals who arrived with us at the weekend after travelling all the way from Romania to start their new lives!
We have welcomed so many lovely dogs into the rescue, a real mix of sizes and ages from puppies to adults.
They will all be available for adoption over the coming days so please keep an eye on the dogs looking for homes page if you would like to apply to adopt any of them.



26-04-21 SOME VERY SCARED ROMANIAN DOGS


Please meet Brian, Dennis, Lily, Dylan, Bobby, Dolly and Betty.

These seven dogs have come to us from Romania to start the next chapter of their lives.

They were found in a field as puppies and a kind lady tried to help them but unfortunately as they grew and got much larger she was sadly unable to socialise them.

Unfortunately they have arrived with us absolutely terrified of everyone and everything.

At the moment we are unable to handle them, but our staff will be working closely with them over the coming days and weeks to get them used to the presence of us and to the human touch.

This video show their first few days with us.



20-04-21 HELP DORIS WALK


Doris is a sweet little Dachshund who arrived at Many Tears limping. She is not comfortable on her back legs at all. She has a severed achilles tendon which is very painful and needs a specialist operation to repair it and help her move around more comfortably.
Doris has never enjoyed a run around the garden, had the chance to chase butterflies or go for a walk on the beach. With your help and kindness she can have the surgery and be able to do all these things for the very first time and so much more.
Please consider making a donation to help Doris walk without pain. Your contribution will help change her life.
If we receive more donations than she needs, any excess funds will be used to help one of the many other dogs in need of specialist vets at the moment.
Thank you for caring.

 



19-03-21 A MORNING TOUR OF MANY TEARS

Join Sylvia on a video tour of Many Tears to see a glimpse into life at the rescue and meet some of the lovely dogs in our care.

As you will see in the video, we have many dogs in desperate need of major surgery right now.

Please consider making a donation to help us provide the right medical attention they need and to help look after all the other animals in our care. It is only through your support that we can keep going and save the lives of these and many more dogs in the future. Thank you.

 



09-04-21 THE EYE THAT SEES ALL

I have had very little to say for ages, this is because Sylvia has not been around here. She takes off at silly o'clock in the morning and gets back at even sillier o'clock in the evening, often traveling to the ends of Timbuctoo to pick up two or even one ex breeding dog. I have met a few but they don’t have much to say as they are tired and shut down. Also Joyce does this too, (it makes for very interrupted nap time girls!!!!)

We are starting dog training courses here all free!!!! (though I think at the end if they enjoy it they ask if people would like to make a donation) I say we as of course I was asked first as this could disturb my daily routine. I think Sylvia’s worried about the amount of dogs that have been bought over covid and wants to help them keep their homes by growing up rounded and smart ( like me).

I apparently am still looking for a home, but Sylvia says as I am so cantankerous I may never find one. You see I really don’t like other animals, I feel at risk and show my horns, I don’t give a stuff about most people either, only the ones who give me time so I can trust them.

Sylvia says it won’t be long till she needs to try to get a new van for the rescue as one van has done a lot of miles, but she says it has saved lots of lives and the value of that is priceless, so buying a van is just one of those problems to tackle. I offered to do a sponsored eat, but Sylvia says I am too portly all ready.

Romania’s dog problem still upsets Sylvia, but she tries to turn her pain to action, thus even when she should have a day off she works.

The rescue is buzzing along with a new behaviourist and yard manager busy trying to learn our ways, and the staff working their socks off.

I am proud to be part of the team making life changing suggestions (like how many packets of pringles I should be allowed a week) and being Many Tears voice.

We are soon opening the doors to the public again, so at last life will move on. I know Sylvia and the team need all the help they can, so if there is a way you would like to help this rescue, then please write to her.

Finally thank you to my two Aunties, I still am munching through my pringles every day, as Sylvia puts a limit on how many I get, so they are lasting almost!!!!!

Love Daisy Mae…. Or may not depending on my mood swing for the day.

ps thanks Maaika and Sian I love my snuggly bed you make at night for me.



21-03-21 FOUR SAD CHOW CHOWS


If you can offer any of our chow chows a home you can search for them on our Dogs Looking For Homes page.  Their names are Hamper, Hail, Hustle and HobNob



19-02-21 DAISY MAE, HEAD OF SECURITY

Another Daisy blog! Just had to blog because guess what? It’s not so cold, but it’s raining all over again!
On a good note, I got a card from my Auntie Rita and she asked my favour flavour of Pringles! Well, it’s plain.. Sylvia won’t let me eat cheese and onion because it’s bad for me, but she’s fine with plain. She even asked Pringles if they’d like me for their mascot in return for Pringles, but they said no.. stupid people!
Anyway.. back to rescue. There are tons of new faces and all staff are working flat out! Dogs are every where and there are alarms and padlocks all over the place! Plus big Stan is on high alert and given full permission go and keep the dogs here safe if someone feels they want to come thieving! Cameras are on and Bill is sleeping with one eye open! Sylvia is up every few hours and me? Well, I'm sharpening my horns on the ready to do my duty and keep the dogs safe.
So that’s our news. Oh yes, just sending you a glimpse of total beauty and it’s me!!!!!



18-02-21 DAISIE-MAY'S COAT!



I know they love me ...... but really dressing me up like a poodle?  it’s just a bit much I thought!!! However once I got over the upset of wearing this red dressing gown I decided I really liked it and as for the heated lamp,well I can’t live without it!  So while the weather was so awful I was snug and very loved!
As for the dogs - well they all had little woolly coats. Some of the coats were the wrong colour, so boys were wearing little pink coats and girls were wearing blue ones!  But there you are - the staff are not that smart at times UNlike myself!  But then who could expect a human to have the brains of a smart good looking goat like myself ???
Anyway knitters I think they need some big greyhound polar necked coats with spacious arm holes so they don’t rub. Any colour is great, as it gives me a laugh .
Xxx Daisie May.



03-02-21 THE LATEST NEWS FROM DAISY!

I have been wading in mud up to my knees since the snow went... Really!!!
If I had been born in some exotic hot country I could have been basking in the sun and climbing rugged mountain sides, but oh yes, I have just remembered, those countries eat goats, so maybe the muds not all that bad.

New faces have come and gone, all those rabbits went of to a bunny rescue (I know the staff miss them but we're really grateful to “one bun-at a time rabbit rescue" ( but they got 6 )
Dogs have come and some gone too. Sylvia and Bill have been jumping the EU hoops to be allowed to pick up dogs, and hired a shipping agent till they are sure they can get it right as they are scared to be turned around with dogs on board. It seems that even the tax office did not know the right answers, but now all dogs from EU whether rescue or other are £20 tax per dog.
So if the public decide to rescue a dog from the EU you can be sure the rescue or some one has spent a whole lot of funds to save that poor dogs life!
We still are in need of a new reception and are asking conservatory places if someone will help, as we were quoted 26 grand for the whole job.

The hay bags are super stupid!!! I saw one giving a magpie a ride round the round pen, Now how dumb is that???
Very few public come here now and when they do they have taken to doing a new fashion where they wear covers over their faces. I have given this thought and have come to the conclusion it’s a way to save on buying lipstick. Or it’s a new slimming aid (probably the latter as men seem to do this too)
Me? I live and let live, but some of the dogs have been confused and worried (but what do you expect with their inferior intelligence)

Sylvia is on the boat now going to Ireland, the van will be inspected (30minutes) she will then high tail it to the port and come home in time for 12 at night Pringles ( better late then never)
She really wanted to pick up dogs too, but was not allowed as she needs a certificate and that has to be waited for, for 7 or so days. So she has spent a lot of money for the ferry and her time, all that could have been spent on Pringles......or I suppose the dogs.

Well that’s my news!
Just one more thing.. someone called Sharron baked yummy treats for the staff! I only know this as one cake fell on the floor and some one trod on it so I was given it (I am not fussy)
Any way the staff loved the cakes and some were vegan too, so much, it really cheered them all up, so I thought I’d say thank you Sharron encase they did not!

Bye for now
Daisy May



31-01-21 PLEASE CAN SOMEONE HELP

PLEASE can someone give me a step by step account of what I need to bring dogs through customs from Southern Ireland?  Also do we need to pay VAT or some sort of tariff for each dog? We have spent MANY hours to be told many different things, including greyhounds are free as they are livestock????

I have done the course needed, applied for the Southern Ireland vehicle to be registered, booked the inspection of the two vans (which have to be driven over empty inspected return to UK empty) and await the form, costing £1,600 plus for the ferry.

Now I am trying to find out REALLY and DEFINITELY what to do next.  Do I have to pay customs or someone for each rescue dog? What forms do I fill in and who, and how do I pay?

This is truly a nightmare, and causing Bill and I so much worry. PLEASE CAN ANY ONE HELP?!!!
swvanatta@gmail.com



29-01-21 CAN YOU TAKE OVER THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF OUR EQUINES?

We are still looking for the right candidate to take over the care and management of our equines, and the people who interact with them. This person MUST be a good rider, have reliable transport, someone with 5 years of good references of full time jobs they have held.
You would need to be happy friendly outward going as well as responsible and organized. Please apply in writing first to Sylvia at swvanatta@gmail.com telling her why you would be good for this job. We are at SA14 7HB please check you live locally enough to be reliable.



27-01-21 DAISY'S NEWS


As you can see I am beautifully camouflaged for the weather we have had!
One day was so cold all the pooches had little woolly coats on. I had a coat too, but in true goat style I tried to eat it, so Sylvia removed it.
The staff took in some pitiful little rabbits full of mites with coat loss and terrible eyes. Some need dental work that costs a fortune too, they really need some help.

Sylvia came back from Northern Ireland exhausted, but with some BIG 8 month old pups. They could not walk on the lead and all had to be carried, poor pups and poor staff!
I see they are now learning, which is lovely to see. These canines aren’t like us goats, gifted with brains, for we learn to walk so easily as we know it's good for us. The canines however,  sit on their back sides giving a refusal so often. It really would be so nice for them if they took their lessons more seriously. In fact I will have a word with them tonight......
Heck!!!! Every one's home schooling at the moment aren't they? 
Colin's getting special training by Frankie, he's the new yard manager. He has a lovely gentle voice with the an Irish accent.... makes a goat swoon!!!!
The water hoses have blown and split from the cold, the nozzles are all broken, we've all slipped and slided around on ice, but we are all here, as wonderful as ever.
I know that everyone is so grateful you’ve stuck with us through thick and thin helping us keep going. Just don’t forget us PLEASE.... Especially ME!!!!



22-01-21 IT'S ALL ABOUT ME BY DAISIE-MAY

AMAZING!!!! Simply amazing!!!! Yes I know it’s all about me but first before I tell you the rescue news, (that only I really know) but what’s amazing is I found I have yet another Auntie!  Now you may wonder why Auntie Maureen never told me (and yes so do I) but maybe my newly discovered Auntie is on the other side of the family tree. So now I have an Auntie Rita too and she too sent me some Pringles as she was so distressed to hear how Sylvia (who you all think is a darling,) in fact STOLE my Pringles and gave that hay bag Quarrel some. I am indeed a very lucky lady.
Back to the rescue. Sylvia sits an exam today to be allowed to pick up dogs in Southern Ireland. She dragged her friend Kelly to Boots (that’s a chemist she says, darn stupid name for a chemist) anyway they had to go and have a covid test. They both were gagging and left eye crying on coming out as the swab thing first gets rammed as deep in the back of the throat as it will go, then the same up their nostrils (lucky it was not the other way round I thought).
She had to pay £240 for that, all to rescue dogs from northern Ireland. Then to add insult to injury she was told freight drivers don’t need a covid test! I guess they are super humans that are immune to it!!!!  
She left in the afternoon, arrived and picked up dogs all night and came home then got in at 11 that night. Slowly many staff came through our gates to help.  I got so many MacDonald chips, cookies some weird sandwich and some other delicacies, as they had no idea the person in front had also remembered me!  All these great staff came for the love of dogs voluntarily, it's so heart-warming.  All came to help unload and help the dogs and Sylvia.
I watched Sylvia and Kelly get out of the van and all unload. So many BIG dogs looking scared. The big men had to carry them as they had not learnt the art of lead walking (something I might add I could do at 4 weeks old - but then again I am highly intelligent!!!).
The next day started and 5:45 with Sylvia and her dogs coming out. She gave me crisp or two or three, and then fed and walked dogs and took others out on her bike.  Then the staff started to come in. Sylvia started bathing one eared pups, pups with one eye, ones that had hernias and so many others. It was like Piccadilly Circus, I was told - so much coming and going.
Sylvia had been so worried about the trip and not slept well for nights, so the relief truly showed as truthfully that morning I had 15 Pringles and that made me and my tummies (I have 4 folks, hence the need for many many Pringles) very happy.
There are now with the ones my friend Joyce collected an extra 65 mouths to feed (all canine). Lots of the dogs have extra vet procedures to do so more funds to be spent.  Sylvia wanted Many Tears to own its own property, but now that’s on the back burner too.  Me well I apparently an still up for homing. I wish Sylvia would adopt me, but apparently she can't. Imagine Daisie-May Van Atta. I am like Anne of Green Gables, an orphan with no last name!!! Nevertheless I am loved and cared for her and lots chat to me.
Bye for now, sweet dreams especially my special Aunties.
Love Daisie-May



16-01-21 KOHLAR - WARNING GRAPHIC PIC

I want to thank all of you who have helped to make it possible to bring our dogs from Iraq.
We have also been able to save one more to the three we have shown you and this girl so deserves a Happy Ending,
Here are some pictures of one lucky girl who will come to Many Tears because of you all.
THANK YOU

P.S one of  the pictures are disturbing, so please only look if prepared....

  

 



10-01-21 WHAT A CRAZY WEEK BY DAISY

What a crazy week. The staff are running around measuring dogs to woolly jumpers, so they are all snuggly.
Sylvia was up at night with a sweet stray.  He may have been dumped by the look of his thick mats.  He doesn't say a lot, but I am sure has a story to tell. Sylvia called him Noble and when she checked him later, he was too scared to go into his warm bedroom so she dragged Bill out.
Now Bill was all pink and glowing from a hot bath and had just put on his bathrobe so he squeezed into Sylvia’s expandable pink fluffy slippers (knitted by a kind relatives friend).   He looked so funny nobly knees all exposed and these slippers, I started trembling and eventually could not stop myself and broke into a full blown deep chested bleat!! I had to go to the back of the stable as the more I thought about it , the more I laughed.  Poor Noble took one look and was pleased to get in his bedroom away from the nobly kneed pink fluffy footed human.
Up to then I was still a Sylvia fan, but today…. well she really let me down. She came to the field and called me rattling the Pringles. I just was busy and not worried as they are my Pringles not going anywhere BUT on the route back I saw Sylvia stop and offer Quarrel (one of the hay bags) some of MY crisps!! What can I say, other than she will have to work hard to get in my good books now.
Sylvia’s been working with Bill trying to get the relevant paperwork codes and all the bells and whistles needed to be allowed to go to Ireland to pick up the dogs. It’s so complicated, even huge firms are not getting it right.  By the end of the day and hours of phone calls later really hardly anything is achieved.
It’s been like an ice rink here so we are all being super careful and I hope you are too. Best wishes to you all, especially my Auntie Maureen (a long lost relative of mine!!!!!).
Daisy

 



09-01-20 NOBLE

 
Last night a dog was found at Paxton tower running after a farmers 4x4 vehicle. The kind farmer opened his door and tbe dog jumped in. He put him on his Facebook page and shared the story, but no one came forward. He brought the dog to us in the evening. The dog would not walk on a lead as he was very worried. We will ask the local Dog Warden if we can keep him for the statatury 28 days that he must be held if he is not at the Pound before he can legally be rehomed....unless of the course the owner comes forward and says he does not want him. We would like to care for him here as he is so worried and extremely matted. He has no microchip, no ID collar and there is no way of us finding his last home.We have called him Noble. As we carried this boy to a warmer kennel, we found a price of barbed wire twisted into his undercarriage which needed to be removed. It is clear that he has had a hard time recently and we really want to make things better for him. Noble cannot be rehomed until we are legally able to. Anyone wanting to claim him will need to get in touch with us.

 



06-01-20 DAISY EXTRAORDINAIRE'S 1st BLOG OF THE YEAR

                                                    

                                       Daisy extraordinaire blog, January 2021!


Here goes folks!
I am back sharing my amazing thoughts and secrets of Many Tears Rescue.
As you probably know I reside at this rescue ... And I am a goat!
Not just any goat ( although I must point out all goats are special) however I am that bit more special than all other goats.
Now you’ll find my blogs are full of facts, not bulls*** ( Notice I did not say goats***) as what passes through us goats is pure and transparent, but I believe bulls to be dishonest at times and quite contrary.

Back to this blog:
Christmas has come gone and now we are in a new year. Sylvia says it’s up to us all what we make of it ( and honestly she should know) but the new year has brought huge worries.
Sylvia has become Sherlock Sylvia with her husband, Bill Holmes. As a pair they have had to investigate what Brexit changes will mean to the rescue centre , how to comply with the new rules and which officials are telling the truth and which ones are full of bulls***!!!!
She has learnt that apart from jumping through hoops, being a specialist in reading deeply into websites and investigating whether they are right, spending a lot of cash to have vans inspected in Ireland and other very important new rules, she must also take a competency test in Ireland.
Well of course those demanding it are in competent themselves ? For if they were competent they would realise that there is only one place is allowed to give these competency test and hey, they are closed to do this because of COVID so it cannot be taken!

Sherlock and Holmes are now trying to establish what the heck to do now and all the time we are doing this there are dogs are waiting to come to Many Tears, that were passported before Christmas and now ready and waiting to travel to safety and love.
On top of this she is also worried for her loyal staff, the dogs of course, my wonderful self... and yes even the hay bags that roam about the fields so full of self importance, whinnying and looking so proud.
So you may ask yourself what will Sylvia do?
Two nights ago, she sat in my bedroom and snuggled into my side ( I allowed this as I was certain I would get a juicy bit of info, or maybe a snack) she said “Daisy it would be easy to sit and cry, but I know you are a good friend and that’s why I bleed my heart to you” (Now I am not breaking a confidence, just ensuring I keep my position as chief blogger here.) So she went on to say "Wwe all have choices, what we do with them is up to us. We can do our best and at the end of the day sleep knowing we have done all we can, or we can bath in our misery and misfortune."
Guess what ? You’ve got it, she and Many Tears will do ALL they can to help the voiceless, that’s me, the hay bags, the dogs and in fact everyone, both animals and human.
And the great thing is we can all help!
 I can blog, the hay bags can inspire, the dogs can love and treat each day as worth living and loving, and try to teach the humans to do that too. Sylvia ..... well she’s bonkers.
She dreams up all new ideas to keep us all going. And I think she’ll succeed as she is forever saying “Believe to Achieve ”

The staff are putting up higher stronger no climb fences to keep the inmates safe, all made possible due to some group Sylvia raves about called “The Bristol Buddies”

The vets have loved the new operating room though wished they had surgical magnifying glasses when doing intragate eye surgeries so the poor dogs don’t have miserably uncomfortable eyelashes constantly scarring their delicate eyes, but they cost a bomb so we pray that we can find one or fundraise for one.

So the place is as busy as it can be.
Sylvia hopes if you read her book and enjoyed it you may spread the word that we are here and we need help. You could encourage celebrities or the media to read it or, or even a film company or tv directors if you know them.

She says she can’t run the place on fresh air, I can see that.

Well I will sign off now Perhaps you may give a thought and a little prayer for us all here.
Sylvia needs love strength and courage, Me? Well I just need Pringles xxx



06-01-20 DAISY EXTRAORDINAIRE'S 1st BLOG OF THE YEAR

                                                    

                                       Daisy extraordinaire blog, January 2021!


Here goes folks!
I am back sharing my amazing thoughts and secrets of Many Tears Rescue.
As you probably know I reside at this rescue ... And I am a goat!
Not just any goat ( although I must point out all goats are special) however I am that bit more special than all other goats.
Now you’ll find my blogs are full of facts, not bulls*** ( Notice I did not say goats***) as what passes through us goats is pure and transparent, but I believe bulls to be dishonest at times and quite contrary.

Back to this blog:
Christmas has come gone and now we are in a new year. Sylvia says it’s up to us all what we make of it ( and honestly she should know) but the new year has brought huge worries.
Sylvia has become Sherlock Sylvia with her husband, Bill Holmes. As a pair they have had to investigate what Brexit changes will mean to the rescue centre , how to comply with the new rules and which officials are telling the truth and which ones are full of bulls***!!!!
She has learnt that apart from jumping through hoops, being a specialist in reading deeply into websites and investigating whether they are right, spending a lot of cash to have vans inspected in Ireland and other very important new rules, she must also take a competency test in Ireland.
Well of course those demanding it are in competent themselves ? For if they were competent they would realise that there is only one place is allowed to give these competency test and hey, they are closed to do this because of COVID so it cannot be taken!

Sherlock and Holmes are now trying to establish what the heck to do now and all the time we are doing this there are dogs are waiting to come to Many Tears, that were passported before Christmas and now ready and waiting to travel to safety and love.
On top of this she is also worried for her loyal staff, the dogs of course, my wonderful self... and yes even the hay bags that roam about the fields so full of self importance, whinnying and looking so proud.
So you may ask yourself what will Sylvia do?
Two nights ago, she sat in my bedroom and snuggled into my side ( I allowed this as I was certain I would get a juicy bit of info, or maybe a snack) she said “Daisy it would be easy to sit and cry, but I know you are a good friend and that’s why I bleed my heart to you” (Now I am not breaking a confidence, just ensuring I keep my position as chief blogger here.) So she went on to say "Wwe all have choices, what we do with them is up to us. We can do our best and at the end of the day sleep knowing we have done all we can, or we can bath in our misery and misfortune."
Guess what ? You’ve got it, she and Many Tears will do ALL they can to help the voiceless, that’s me, the hay bags, the dogs and in fact everyone, both animals and human.
And the great thing is we can all help!
 I can blog, the hay bags can inspire, the dogs can love and treat each day as worth living and loving, and try to teach the humans to do that too. Sylvia ..... well she’s bonkers.
She dreams up all new ideas to keep us all going. And I think she’ll succeed as she is forever saying “Believe to Achieve ”

The staff are putting up higher stronger no climb fences to keep the inmates safe, all made possible due to some group Sylvia raves about called “The Bristol Buddies”

The vets have loved the new operating room though wished they had surgical magnifying glasses when doing intragate eye surgeries so the poor dogs don’t have miserably uncomfortable eyelashes constantly scarring their delicate eyes, but they cost a bomb so we pray that we can find one or fundraise for one.

So the place is as busy as it can be.
Sylvia hopes if you read her book and enjoyed it you may spread the word that we are here and we need help. You could encourage celebrities or the media to read it or, or even a film company or tv directors if you know them.

She says she can’t run the place on fresh air, I can see that.

Well I will sign off now Perhaps you may give a thought and a little prayer for us all here.
Sylvia needs love strength and courage, Me? Well I just need Pringles xxx



01-01-20 BREXIT RULES

Thank you to everyone who has tried to find out the new Brexit rules for me picking up dogs in Ireland. I guess one of the reasons I could not get the answers was because no one knew until today.
Now I have worked out that between us taking the transport vans over for their mandatory inspections, the test I have to take and other expenses,  it will cost the rescue over £2000. This seems a lot because our inspections on our vans are not good enough for the Republic of Ireland, though they are DEFRA inspections which are acceptable here.It is tough spending money for no reason other than to satisfy a law?
First the rules changed and  we had to get passports for each dog and now we need a 10 page vets document and a rabies jab to be administered, all for these dogs that need us to come to the UK, a country that has no rabies from the beginning of the 20th century, from a country that has had no rabies for longer than that!.   



29-12-20 AN UPDATE ON LITTLE BEA, ROMEA & STEVIE


An update on Little Bea, Romea & Stevie!

We are still raising funds to bring these three wonderful dogs over to the UK from Iraq to give them a chance at finding their forever homes.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated or shared their story so far. We are so grateful for all of your help and support in helping us to help them.

With your kindness and support we can hopefully bring them to the UK soon.

To watch their story so far, please click here.

If you'd like to donate via PayPal please follow this link below. Thank you so much for your support.

 



28-12-20 HELP RE BREXIT TRANSPORT RULES

Help please! I’m looking for advice re: the Brexit rule changes for transporting animals. Is there anyone with knowledge who could offer me some clear and accurate advice please?

I have been told that from January 1st, UK dog transporters can no longer go into Southern Ireland or Northern Ireland without tests, paperwork or their transport vans being registered etc.

But I cannot find out how to do this.. where to fill in forms, where to take tests or even if it’s true.

It’s a huge mess and unless I get it sorted dogs will die.

I need help please. If you have any knowledge and can help, please email me on swvanatta@gmail.com

Thank you.
Sylvia VanAtta
 

 



25-12-20 A DAISY MAE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL


A Daisy Mae Christmas special..
Now I find myself not just the chief blogger but also the chief garbage contractor!
Today the staff got food and drinks to reward their good work.. Me? I got to do the clean up!

Well actually it wasn’t so bad really!
Any way have a great day!
And give me a call if you want your Christmas dinner table cleaned up..
I don’t charge a lot honest!!!!



24-12-20 AMBLE AND AMOUR


Amble and Amour are two older Westies who we spayed on the eve of Christmas Eve. We believe they might be sisters and we so want them to find a home together. Poor Amour had a mammary lump removed and had a terrible pyo filled with pu. She would have sadly died if she hadn't had it removed soon, thankfully we were in time to save her. Thank you so much to those of you who knit and crochet these little blankets as they really come in useful in the vets to warm up dogs recovering from surgery.
I would just like to say, thank you to everyone for your support over Christmas, best wishes to you all.



23-12-20 STRAIGHT FROM BLEAT STREET A FACTUAL REPORT WITH NO KIDDING. BY DAISY-MAE REPORTER EXTRAORDINAIRE

At last my status has been recognized! I no longer have to put up with the terrible jokes from the canines in this establishment all about goats, like "Hey Daisy, how do you stop a goat charging…. Unplug it.!"  Now I can see by these very sad little jokes, that the dog is far far inferior in intelligence than me, so I have learnt to just look the other way.
However to day I got a parcel addressed and labelled like this.
To Many Tears News Reporter and Blogger also Head of Security. Daisy-Mae.
Whoo hoo at last I am a recognised important member of staff. I get my chance to air my voice and be able to tell the dogs to butt out if they interfere. In the package was Pringles galore. They came from Auntie Maureen. This is another amazing find, as I had no idea I had an Auntie at all, but wish to thank her not only for her gift but for her insight and intelligence recognizing my worth!

Enough about just me. It’s been a month of highs you cannot imagine and lows as in rock bottoms. We had a sweet little fellow be born unexpectedly. Three days later the polar bear (well I thought he looked like one, but the canines said he was a Labrador) was rejected by his mum. He died twice but Sylvia gave him the kiss of life and brought him back. Chelsea took him home nursed him fed him every two hours. We were all in love with this chubby man. Then at 15 days he was suddenly not wanting food, and just like that he died. Sylvia could not help him this time and nor could the vet. It left us all human canine and me broken.

Next let’s get to the complete mess up of Brexit that WILL cost thousands of dogs lives. Some say that Brexit was too big and complex issue to allow the ill-informed public to vote on but I will let you into a secret.  The reason was the government had no idea what they were doing so thought this way they could put the blame on all who voted with the poor lack of facts given to them. Now as expected it’s a huge mess.
Sylvia at present can no longer go to Southern Ireland and pick up the dogs. Her van would have to be registered to a business in Southern Ireland as a dog transport van and  she would need to go to Southern Ireland to take a written competency test.
Can the van be registered in two places? No
Can it be registered from here? No
Can transporters from Southern Ireland be paid to bring the dogs? Yes
Can they take dogs bac? No  - so they will have to double the fee to make it pay

And that’s just the half of it.
Sylvia and Bill sit on the end of a phone hours to be told they don’t really know. Sylvia won't sleep, she is so sad for the dogs all over the continent that will die because of all Brexit does not have to offer!!!!!   She wonders if anyone has the time to get to the bottom of all this and see if charities could be exempt????

The dogs had thought they’d like to run the country, they felt with their loyal loving natures they could do a great job.  I did point out my own superior intelligence and suggested a goat may make a better Prime Minister as dogs do really daft things but the dogs said yes but look at the government. They have a point!!

Back to Many Tears, it’s just a happy/sad place so now we say it's Sappy. I may joke about these dogs, but they really come in with terrible stories and some are so sad, It’s the staffs jobs to jolly them and they are really great even in the rain.
When we can reopen come and visit,  come and help and you can see for yourselves.
Have a wonderful Christmas I wish you all “ Christmas Bleating’s
Daisy-Mae x



16-12-20 REHOMING DOGS DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC


In this video you will meet some of the staff and dogs at Many Tears and hear Sylvia talking about the difficulties and responsibility of rehoming dogs, especially during the pandemic.

Rehoming animals always involves a massive amount of responsibility, as we have to do our best for the futures of every dog in our care. All homes are carefully considered for each dog.

We are grateful for each and every one of you, our supporters and adopters who make this possible and have opened your hearts to give these dogs these dogs the most amazing homes and to all those who send donations to help us continue and to those who share our posts and send your support in every other way.

Without you we cannot continue and we thank you all.

Thank you to Because Animals are Worthwhile for filming this video.



15-12-20 LITTLE BEA, ROMEA & STEVIE


This Christmas, be a part of giving the ULTIMATE gift.. THE GIFT OF LIFE.

All over the World people strive to help dogs, many with no real hopes for their future.

This Christmas, Many Tears Rescue want to give hope to the volunteers who work tireleslly with these dogs overseas. Many Tears would like to bring Little Bea, Romea and Stevie over to the UK, to give them a chance of finding their forever homes.

This is a HUGE undertaking, the shelter in Iraq will arrange the logistics of the transport, but travelling the dogs is expensive so we would be so grateful for any donations towards this.

In our opinion, there is NO price one can put on a dog's life.. so please watch this video, see their stories and consider helping us to help them have a better future.

Thank you for caring. Together, we could save them all.

Sylvia and all at Many Tears Animal Rescue

 

 

 



02-12-20 THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DAISY MAE


Yet another week is flying by in this pandemic and we all don’t know if we are coming or going!
The dogs and I feel we may have a better handle on keeping Wales safe then the government sometimes... After all the humans are supposed to have more common sense obviously, but really? Some things just seem to add up. I mean, what’s the sense in pubs being open but no alcohol allowed to be sold, but in supermarkets you can buy gallons of the stuff? Makes my head ache! Anyway enough about that.

Here the dogs had a secret the other day and I feel I am able to share the gossip!
The dogs get to go out early every morning...each kennel is opened up and the dogs are greeted, checked and let out to play before breakfast.
But in one kennel there were two dogs that went to bed in the evening but by the morning there were three! Wow it blew my mind! Anyway the new Mummy dog could not look after her little puppy so he is being looked after by one of my very favourite people. ( Favourite people to chase, that is!)
Gosh I am not even an admirer of canines but this tiny little guy is just scrumptious!

Coll nearly got a home and we were so excited but in the end Floss the collie was a better match for the adopter. Colls a cool dude and I have a lot of fun chatting to him so I am glad to still see him but sad he has not found his home yet.

Sylvia’s stopped crying and has pulled herself together now and moving forwards ( thank goodness, as I hate a snivelling human )

Christmas is coming, someone said I looked like a sheep enough to play a part in a nativity scene, believe me if they did that to me I would literally wreck the place ( I am far, far superior to any sheep.)

Well that’s all for now,
Daisy



01-12-20 SMILING IS INFECTIOUS


Everyone here at Many Tears has had a tough year due to the pandemic. We lost all of our planned fundraisers, had to close our volunteer programmes and we have even lost valued friends and fosterers to Covid.
We, like so many of you, have struggled, cried and worried a lot but the dogs have kept us going. The dogs need us to carry on and they help us to SMILE every day.
They show us what’s important and Sylvia would like to read you a poem we have displayed at the rescue. We hope it makes you smile too.
Please help us to keep going, to keep smiling and by helping, we hope you’ll smile too. Enjoy!



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