23rd Mar, 2019

It’s all for the animals: Wonky Pets helps almost 700 animals in 2017

A STUDLEY-based animal rescue hub which saved almost 700 animals and birds in 2017 is looking to help even more this year.

Volunteer-run Wonky Pets Rescue takes care of animals with special needs and issues, whether physical, medical or psychological, and in 2017 cared for 674 animals including 211 dogs, 91 cats, 99 kittens, 20 pigeons, two pigs and a peacock.

Tracy Benjamin of Wonky Pets said: “Alongside all of these animals, we’ve helped hundreds of other animals find alternative safe rescue spaces.

“We couldn’t achieve this without the support of our wonderful fosterers, our amazing vets, the marvelous people who adopt from us and the generous people who support us with donations.

“We are so grateful to our web designer, transporters, volunteers, dog walkers, homecheckers and supporters and of course to our huge network of fellow dedicated rescuers.”

The independent organisation was set up in 2012, and any animals that cannot be rehomed are given care and shelter for their whole life.

One of their ‘forever animals’ is ginger cat, Amber, one of the several semi-feral cats that have a permanent home thanks to Wonky Pets.

She enjoys acres of woodland to roam in, plenty of food on tap and the warmth and safely of a home when she chooses it.

The organisation, which is run from private smallholdings and foster homes in various locations, also places animals in adoptive homes.

Nala is a semi long-haired female cat, looking for a warm, quiet home away from busy roads where she can go outside once she has settled.

Shar Pei dog Rodger is also looking for a home. The seven-year-old arrived emaciated with infected ears, eyes and dreadful skin, but thanks to the right diet and management he is now much better and looking for a quiet home where he can have some one-to-one time with a new family.

Energetic Salty is a young male goat, a healthy, friendly lad who loves a fuss and is looking for new lodgings with some other goat friends.

All the Wonky Pets are fully neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, flea and worm treated and can be rehomed subject to a homecheck and donation.

Visit www.wonkypetsrescue.com for details.

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