Daisy Mae's Diary

Daisy Mae writes a diary from 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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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!



26-11-20 DAISY MAE BLOGS AGAIN


A lot of new faces here today, Sylvia and Kelly went to get them. Sylvia’s wearing a very strange look, she looks a lot like a racoon, ( I know that’s rude to say,) I think her tears and tiredness may have created those black rings round her eyes, let’s hope it’s not a new human look, as I must say it’s very unattractive. Any way I am off track, really only reason I mentioned it is that ever other breath I think of pringles, and Sylvia’s the one who gives them to me …. Yum …..
Any way back to the centre. Lisa the manager leaves this week, and the new horse manager is not staying now as the journey turns out to be too far for her. (Now secretly that may be one of the reasons for the tears from Sylvia, I think she just feels overwhelmed, but don’t worry folks, tonight I will share my ration of pringles and all will be well for her, Honest !!!!)
The dogs here are such a strange bunch, though they all speak dog, a language I luckily studied when a kid at the goat academy I attended, they all speak a variation, they speak in cav tongue or lab tongue or whatever, and all hang in groups depending on their parentage. Me well I strut about when dark and chat to all. They are fairly happy with their bed breakfast and dinner free board, though feel a few extra outings to steak houses and perhaps bouncy castles may be fun. Some have had a long stay, and some are just not getting the fact that the humans hold the key to their happiness, and even if they don’t trust them, for goodness sake pretend, then suss them out once in their homes. I explained the humans are quite easy to train once they are invested in you, and the benefits are AMAZING.
Well I am off now, grazing I have the hedge rows to trim and some staff to maybe chase if I feel like it.
Daisy the amazing x



A THANK YOU FROM ANTIGUA

Earlier this year I asked for supporters help to raised money to buy equipment and other supplies for the rescues in Antigua who were struggling to survive.  The support you gave was wonderful and I have received this from them which I wanted to share with you all.

From the Antigua Rescues
Just wanted to take time out to say what a life saver your donation has been.  It is incredibly difficult to get supplies in as we only have Amerijet and Fedex and DHL coming atm. The former bumps what they see as non essential goods all the time so often our supplies take weeks to get here and the latter is really expensive. So all the surgical supplies are great.
The swabs, sutures, scrub solution and the crates have been used by the various charities as emergency accommodation during the tremendous rains and for shipping out to new homes when we are able.
The surgical tools have replaced mine which were on their last legs and bulky items like Elizabethan collars have been of great help. I honestly don't know how we would have managed without all your items so am sending a huge thankyou from Antigua

As well as the thanks from them I add my thanks to everyone who took part in this.  It was a huge success and you have helped save a lot of dogs lives.



18-11-20 ANOTHER BLOG FROM DAISY MAE

Wet wet wet!
Us goats aren’t supposed to like the rain, luckily I am not like any other goat.
Rain, well that’s just a way of getting more attention.
I talked to the canines and equines and it seems they all feel the same. You see the humans hate the rain so they think to make themselves feel better they will give special attention to all of us.
We get beds constantly changed, heat lamps on all the time. Extra treats warm meals, some of us feel we have it made. Now the humans ...well they go home looking like the kitchen mops. Some other humans sometimes send them soup and cookies (which I try to taste for them.)
Now news......
There’s a group called Bristol Buddies and they are fund raising to make the fences in the dogs yard higher, not sure why as the country sides lovely round here and I am sure the dogs would love running about and exploring.
The other day men came and pulled the old vets surgery down and now there’s gaping space and Sylvia says she wants to put a new reception there instead of the little summer house they use. Personally watching the humans in the rain doesn’t bother me a bit, especially if the humans wander over to me with a treat or two.
Sylvia says Many Tears is now a registered charity, she told me she hopes it will help the rescue survive. She also said her books printed and ready to be sold ...... I so hope she gives me a few copies to digest.. I love a good book to eat.
Lastly I said I’d tell you about Edith the unicorn.
Edith’s a spoilt brat.... Sylvia’s granddaughter Sydney was trying so hard at school but some how could not keep up and that made her sad. Edith turned up in a terrible state and Sylvia let Syd name her and told her she was a unicorn but her horn only showed on a full moon. Sydney loved her. Now this is truly crazy ... I have two horns and they show all tbe time but I don’t have a little girl who worships me!!!
Back to the story Edith grew to be a loved spoilt pony/unicorn Sydney got noticed and diagnosed with acute dyslexia and now she’s doing well at school and being helped.
Edith made her feel strong and special. Here they run programs with equines to help children and adults, the humans run the program but the horses and ponies do the teaching....... if you want to come get happy and help the equines and possibly yourself just call you’ll see it’s magic.
Bye for now
Enjoy your day.... you’ll never get this day back so make the most of it .....wet or dry.



13-11-20 STORY IS OFF TO HER NEW HOME!


Today Story went to her forever home with her new owner and their resident husky. I want to say thank you to everyone who was involved with her rescue, all my staff and the wonderful people who are going to give her a chance.



10-11-20 SOME GOOD NEWS!

I finally have some good news to share with you. Yesterday we got notification from the Charity Commission that Many Tears has become a registered charity.  Things will start to change and our charity number will be added to the website, paperwork etc.  We can also benefit from Facebook, Amazon and so many more things but it will take time to get it all sorted out.   I'm so hopeful  that this will help us with funding and open new opportunities which we need now more than ever.
Sylvia



07-11-20 DAISY MAEs BLOG

My name is “Daisy May”I am a goat!!!! I guess they called me Daisy as I am white ( not much of an imagination I think) However the May part is different. That’s not so much of a name as a fact. You see I may or may not do as you want, and often it’s the later!
I have been here a while, I make NO attempt what so ever to find a home, though I do suck up to Sylvia a lot , as I figure she possibly has the final word on where we live and how.
I like it here, I have a routine, I amuse the staff ... and I  give them little adrenaline rushes some days when they come to get me in the fields and I am on a “ I may not want to come in day”... I rear and charge, head down like a RAGING BULL, and watch them all scatter!!  However if Sylvia’s about I meekly trot up and let her rub my beautiful head.

 I have watched the comings and goings of dogs, workmen and such, and thought as we are lucky enough to have a spare computer now, I would put it to good use telling you all what’s going on.
I then thought I could slip in a few little hints to make my day better.

In fact if you want we can play a game:
I will give you a hint of what I LOVE, and  if you get it you can send me some....
If you don’t guess right and I win, then your penance is you can send me some.
So here goes………..

Humans eat them. Tthey are crunchy, and probably designed especially for goats, as the shape fits our mouths perfectly. Their name rhymes with "dingles"…., did you get it? 
If so, please send me some!
My address is
Daisy May
Cosy Stable,
Many Tearrs Rescue,
Cwmlogin House,
Cefneithin,
SA147HB.
I hope you win, or not…. So I will be looking out for the post man now and I wont eat his postbag. 

 I will blog soon.

Ps When Lockdown is over, If you’d like to be dragged around the hedgerows in the lanes, please come and walk me.

Daisy May xxxx


Here is a picture of me and Edith the unicorn, that’s another story I will tell you next blog. x



29-10-20 A glimpse of what we do at Many Tears

 

Last week a wonderful young film maker named Eden visited us here at Many Tears to make a video to give you all a glimpse at what we do here at the Rescue. We are delighted with the results and inviteyou all to watch the product of her hard work and share it with your friends. Please do remember to subrscribe to our YouTube channel too as we regularly add videos of the dogs in our care.
Massive thanks to Eden and Sharon for visiting us, we love to have you here and hope to see you again soon!

 



02-10-20 SYLVIA'S TRIP TO IRELAND


This week Sylvia has been to Ireland to collect dogs that so desperately needed our help. In this video she takes us on her journey as they arrive in Wales to start their new lives.

Not only are these trips incredibly expensive, but they take an incredible amount of time and energy to arrange. This is only possible through your kindness and generosity. If you'd like to donate towards these dogs and to help future dogs just like them, please click the link below.

Thank you so much for all of your continued help and support.



29-09-20 MAISIE HAS BEEN FOUND


Maisie has been found safe and sound!
Thank you so much to everyone who shared her photo and especially to those who helped in the search for her. Special thanks to Jo and Alison who never gave up and to Anne Louise, who has helped us locate many missing dogs, for lending her expertise and knowledge.
We are so grateful for everyone's help and support and so thrilled that Maisie is now back home with her family!



21-09-20 AN EVENING TOUR OF MANY TEARS

In this video, Sylvia takes us on another tour of the kennels at Many Tears, introducing us to some of the wonderful characters we have waiting patiently for their forever homes!

If you'd like to donate to help us save more dogs like these, you can make a donation through Paypal here. Thank you so much for watching and supporting us.



13-09-20 MOLLY'S VET VISIT

This is a copy of what Bryony has put on our Equine News.  I wanted to let people know it is not just dogs and cats we care for.

MOLLY'S VET VISIT!
Beautiful Molly has more going on on the inside than you would think.  On the outside she is 15 hands of marvellous American bred horse, on the inside she has chronic laminitis and cushings disease.
Molly's cushings is managed by one small pink pill a day but the laminitis is a bit more complicated. Every year Molly has an annual foot scan to see how things are going inside her hoof. This time we had a new vet from the Dyffryn Tywi equine practice in Nantgaredig. The picture features Peter who visited Molly this time.  Each front hoof is x-rayed annually and this years x-rays didn't reveal much different from last year.  Whilst this is good news there is no deterioration, Peter is encouraging us to try and get Molly's hooves to improve.
Biotex-80 is the product he recommended, whilst he sounded like part of their sales team, and gave it a great pitch, Peter gets no money for gaining a sale and recommended it purely based on the fact he has seen such HUGE improvement on horses by using this, so this is the next part of Molly's hoof journey, we have set out to order some of this supplement to try and get some better hoof growth.
Biotex-80 is replacing Molly's current Biotin, as it has 3x more amount of biotin in every kg making it much stronger! This is great news for Molly, and we can't wait to try it! Whilst Peter was here, he did Molly's bloods and we are now awaiting the results to check that she is on the right amount of medication still to manage the cushings. When I told Peter Molly has cushings, he was very surprised, and commented on how well she looks!! Everyone knows Molly just knows how much of an angel she is, and how Sylvia will do absolutely anything to keep her happy, healthy and comfortable!!
Hopefully we can update in a few weeks one we manage to order it as to how she gets on with the supplement! Molly also needs new boots. These are so we can walk her on the road to graze on the keb side and help her to keep moving if the fields are to wet to turn her out in. These boots are special and cost over £200, the new biotin product is also super expensive at over £100. Good horse care is just not cheap!!!!! But is so necessary.

 



26-08-20 BEDDING UPDATE

Having said we don’t want more bedding we are now in difficulty. We looked at commercial washing machines that could be used to wash the dog bedding but now realise that is not an option as three phase power is needed and we cannot install this. This also means we cannot get an incinerator to burn the bedding so we are now looking at different skip options and it looks like we will be spending an extra £400 plus a month on emptying the skip of used dog bedding. 

So for dog bedding we are still looking for blankets (preferably lightweight/fleece) cut up if they are large, vet bed, duvets (not feather) cut up and sewn to stop the stuffing escaping if at all possible, but NO pillows, cushions, foam, carpet, curtains, or any bedding that would not work for your own dog.

If items are donated that cannot be used we will have to pay for that to be dumped which just adds to our expenses so please only donate what is listed above.

Please be kind and help us make beds comfy for our charges but only with items that we can use, by doing this you can help us to continue our work.
Thank you
Sylvia



22-08-20 DOG BEDDING

We wish to thank everyone who has donated dog bedding in the past years however we are going to have to try something different.

Owing to the huge monthly bill of over £1000 to empty our skip of used bedding we started to burn the cardboard boxes and used bedding. Sadly this is not allowed as classed as burning commercial waste.

We are now going to have to set ourselves up better with the following.

  1. A really big commercial/industrial washing machine.
  2. Rolls of rubber backed vet bed which must be in light colours so we can easily see any health problems. If you would like to help with vet bed donations you can find this on our Amazon Wish List.

We will have to wash daily and hang out 80 beds a day to try to dry in Wales (!!!) and try to only use the drier if we really have to. This as you can imagine feels like another nail in the coffin.

Going forward we can accept:

  1. Lightweight/fleece blankets that are quick to dry and that are already cut to fit in dog beds of all sizes.
  2. Duvets - but only single ones which are cut up into 4 pieces or double/kingsize cut into 6 pieces and sewn to stop the filling coming our as we can rewash these and hang to try to dry. Some dogs that need extreme help need the padded duvets (no cushions, pillows, carpeting etc)

There are many problems at the rescue but one of the main ones is the skip is charged on weight and as they are not covered everything gets soaked which in turn makes it heavy. In addition the birds and feral cats split the bags open which just adds to the problem.

Our dogs comfort is paramount, but to keep running is also paramount, we hope you all understand.

Any help to buying the commercial washing machine or vet bed would be very gratefully received.

 



11-08-20 Coll - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly


Now you've seen the good, the bad and the ugly.
Coll has waited a long time, but the special person he needs hasn't met him yet.
He needs time, patience and consistency.
If you can help the good side of Coll, in time it will far outweigh the bad.
If you can give him a chance, please contact us.



09-08-20 LOTS OF LOVELY NEW FACES

This week, we've had lots of wonderful new dogs arrive at Many Tears, all ready to start their next chapters in life! Here's a look at some of the lovely little faces now in our care..
These dogs will be added to the website over the next few days so please be patient and keep an eye on the website if there's one you're interested in but can't find yet. Please don't contact the office as we can't keep a waiting list, thanks!



TECKLES ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with great sadness I need to tell you all our darling chow chow pup Teckles died last night. She came in with two bulging blind eyes and the vet found her also to have a rattily chest. We treated the eyes till she'd be well enough to remove them as the they could not see and they could not be saved.
The rattily chest was treated but worsened, antibiotics were changed and we continued with all meds. We knew the eyes were urgent but feared she could not go through a big operation.
Teckles started to show neurological signs yesterday and the vet was worried and this morning we were going to make the huge decision to go ahead with the operation despite her problems. This decision was taken out of our hands as she died in the early hours of the morning.
I want to say thank you to the two vets who helped us day and night, to Steve and Helen for taking her home and loving her between her vet stays, and to all who donated towards her operation, that now cannot be done.
Many of the dogs we are getting in lately are needing huge veterinary care, and have proved to be very challenging. I hope you won’t mind, but the funds raised we would like to use for others in special needs. If you donated and don’t want this, please send your name and email addressto support@manytearsrescue.org and we will refund the money.
THANK YOU



29-07-20 CHINCHILLAS, DEGUS AND A SUGAR GLIDER


Yesterday we welcomed some rather unique animals into the rescue! We have a few chinchillas, degus and a sugar glider all looking for their forever home!
If you are interested in adopting any of these, please don't email about them, but keep an eye on the website for further information.



28-07-20 MY ETHOS IN LIFE

My whole ethos in life is to help and rescue and rehome dogs that need help. I do this for the dogs.

  • I don’t think by helping a greyhound I am enabling greyhound racers to get another to race
  • I don’t think by taking a foxhound I help the hunt to get another to kill foxes.
  • I dont think by taking a would be dog owners rejected untrained dog I am helping them to make room so they can go out and buy a cute pup, or by taking a breeding dog I am helping breeders to get another better suited to breed.

I do however think of that dog as every dog's life matters!!!

I work 24/7 to help dogs.  Instead of criticising I wish people would put their energy to work and not their tongues. They could work my days alongside me and make an honest assessment then instead of criticise and send horrible anonymous emails.

The reason dogs have so many friend is...
They wag their tails and not their tongues. Thank God they are my friends!!!!



16-07-20 OUR NEWEST ARRIVALS

Here is a video introducing some of our lovely new arrivals, all of whom have arrived at Many Tears over the past few days ready to start their new chapters in life and find their forever homes.
We have lots of adorable new faces, a real wide variety of breeds and some very special puppies too. Each dog is so wonderful in their own way and all are so very deserving of finding their perfect forever family.
Some of these dogs are already on the website and the rest will be added over the coming days.



11-07-20 I NEED HELP PUBLISHING MY BOOK

The worry is huge.
Running this rescue is exhausting.... However the rewards are immense.

I finished the book I wrote in the hope it could be used to help finance this place, but not one publisher answers my request for info on publishing on whether to send the book to them.
The one publisher I sent it to never even acknowledged it they received it, or answer any emails. I have no idea if none are working due to the pandemic.

Please... if you know anyone in the publishing world who would look at the book with a view to publishing it, pease, please let me know I am desperate for help, so I may in turn help the rescue.
Please email me at swvanatta@gmail.com  thank you



10-07-20 CAN YOU HELP MORE ROMANIAN PUPS?


There will be transport to Romania agan in a couple of weeks and last time we took that opportunity to ask you all if you would like to support the puppies out in Romania in the care of some wonderful people who do not allow harm to come to the dogs and do their very best to find homes all around the world for dogs that desperately need help and have a bleak future without them.

The pups in their care are born already unwanted, unloved and unplanned. They need to be cared for, fed good nutrition and placed in homes who will agree to get them neutered to break the endless cycle of strays and suffering that takes place in so many countries. We have helped similar situations recently in Antigua and now Romania. The care and compassion from you all never ceases to amaze us and we are humbled by your kindness.

Many Tears is struggling, just like many others at the moment. We fret about our future, struggle to get by. The ladies that help the Romanians work their socks off with no resources and for us to offer to share their good work and try and give them a hand gives them hope.
Even in the darkest of times we all need hope and faith.

To make a donation for the Romanian pups you can send a donation via our PayPal appeal for them here https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=LPACNAXANPLCN&source=url

or choose items from our Romanian Puppy Wishlist here https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/7UTB2HLHW894?ref_=wl_share
 



08-07-20 Daisie May Snacking!

 


Daisie May loves her snacks and once you pop, she can't stop! She really is the most special goat.



05-07-20 EXTRAORDINARY ACTS OF LOVE AND KINDNESS

This week has been full of extraordinary acts of love and kindness.

The first was when a frightened dog that was adopted in Cornwall got away from her new adopter and was lost. Keith, one of our staff had fostered her. He jumped in his car and drove all the way to Cornwall after he had worked all day, down to the place she was last seen. He took his little dog with him and amazingly found her!

The second was today, some mean, uncaring person put rabbits on the road, at the edge of woodlands in Swansea and left. A kind person found them but one had run into the woods. The dear little rabbits were brought here safely, but I was so upset to think of the other rabbit in the woods who would probably get killed by foxes or a dog. I told a staff member Chelsea about them and she drove straight there and after a search actually found two more rabbits and they are now in transit here to be reuntited with the others.
All the young bunnies are going to be looking for homes. They will need a shelter and good run, not a hutch and no proper space of course.  If you have a great setup for these lucky bunnies and you are interested in adopting,  please email info@manytearsrescue.org but we are also looking to see if there is a rescue more equiped for rabbit care who can take them.



01-07-20 OUR NEW ARRIVALS FROM CAKI IN BOSNIA


Today we welcomed some dogs to Many Tears who had been saved by Caki in Bosnia. Here is a short video of them arriving with some information about the dogs.



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