Chaldon Animal Sanctuary
There was not a proper newsletter this summer as we were taken to court in June by a neighbour on a noise nuisance charge. As we have lived here since 1991, it was rather a nasty shock to us as you can imagine, especially as we now have less animals than in the past.
Thankfully our other neighbours and regular visitors to our sanctuary do not have a problem with a noise issue and provided evidence to support us in court, either by statement or appearing as witnesses.
It was a very stressful time for us, both the preparation for the court case and appearing in court, but thankfully our barrister and solicitor presented our case successfully and we were cleared completely with no case to answer. The neighbour as well as losing the case, had to pay our costs as well, which was a huge relief to us as the money donated to our sanctuary is for our furry family, not solicitors fees.
We had the most tremendous support from everyone which meant the world to us and helped us stay strong to fight the battle to protect our animals.
I will not play Tug - o - War,
I’d rather play Hug - o - War.
Where everyone hugs, instead of tugs,
And everyone giggles and rolls on the rug.
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone wins.
Just a few sanctuary snippets in amongst all the bedlam here.
June saw three of our dogs reach the grand age of 16 years.. Sherpa who came to us at 5 months old, Julie and Cindy were both 8 when they came and despite being little old ladies now, still enjoy life here, pottering about. We’re delighted to have such Old Age Pooches !!
Our Doberman Tizer sadly slipped a disc in his back, and although he had veterinary care plus acupuncture combined with treatment from a chiropractor which helped, sadly he didn’t improve and we had to say goodbye to a wonderful character.
Chico is doing marvellously now and has a wonderful time always seeing him coming and going, up trees and exploring everywhere. He does however have a fetish for chewing plastic bags and any that are left about, soon bear the recognisable teethmarks of Chico woz here !!!
We have another new dog, now called Frisbee, a lively and lovely two year old Springer Spaniel who was taken to the vets to be put down as he nipped the children. Thankfully our vet recognised the dog is not a problem away from children and so he came to us a few weeks ago. Frisbee thinks all his Christmas’s have come at once as he loves running through our woods and fields, romping and chasing with our other dogs and then settling down indoors like a good lad, he really is gorgeous.
We’re also waiting for another dog from Spain to arrive but as there has been a mix up with blood tests for his pet passport, we’re not quite sure when he will arrive yet, but he has been saved from certain death as his sister was sadly not rescued in time and disappeared before being taken into safety. His name is Ollie, a lovely shaggy lad and we’re hoping that Cristal ( our other Spanish dog ) and he will be able to chat in Spanish to each other !!
We’ve had another £50 from the sale of your used postage stamps so thanks everybody, please keep the good work up, as you can see, it all helps to feed a few more mouths !!
You are all the most amazing group of supporters we could ever have, and our thanks to each and everyone of you. Now that this court case which has been hanging over us for so long is out of the way, we plan to be here for a long time and with your support, will help many more furry friends over the years to come.
Jacky & Liz.