A NOSE FOR RESCUE…

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Animals in Need (AINF) is a Gibraltar based charity that has operated since 2016, helping animals in desperate need. We have had an extremely busy 2021 rescuing, treating, caring for and rehoming over 150 dogs last year alone, not to mention several cats and other small animals as well!

As we help so many animals throughout the year, it can be a bit overwhelming at times and it’s easy to lose sight of just how much we change the lives of the individual dogs that we help. So as we start a new year we thought it was worth reminding ourselves why we do this by taking a look at just some of our amazing rescue transformations from 2021.

Casper

Casper was found abandoned in a field in skeletal condition covered in rat bites and very ill from as number of diseases. He was close to death when we took him in, but now he has an amazing life with a loving family in Finland.

Mommo

Mommo was abandoned tied to a shelter gate by a busy road and was so weak and ill he could barely stand. He has thrived in foster care and is now almost unrecognisable! A little love goes a long way for a desperate dog.

Kinder

Kinder was rescued from a kill shelter the week he was scheduled to be put to sleep. He arrived in our care terrified and confused, but after some time at a Training School and a lot of love he blossomed and now is enjoying a wonderful new life in Germany where he even has walks in the snow! 

None of the miracle transformations above would have been possible without the generosity of the public as the charity relies completely on donations to operate.  We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who so kindly supported us throughout the year – we genuinely could not do it without you.

Unfortunately the work doesn’t stop when it comes to animal rescue and even over the festive season we were still rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. We currently have 40 dogs under our care and there are daily costs for every animal we help. 

As we look to 2022 we continue to be in desperate need of funds to be able to continue our work. We are also looking for volunteers to support our rescue work and those who might be willing to take a dog in need into their own home for a temporary foster.

We are currently trying to raise funds to cover the kennel fees and bills for Harry and Meghan, a father and daughter duo who we are currently looking after through private kennels. If you would like to  donate to this fund raiser you can do so through Just Giving: 

www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Harry-meghan. 

You can also visit us on Facebook – Animals in Need Foundation or Instagram@ainfgibraltar,  or find out more at www.ainfgib.com. If you’re starting the new year hoping to make a difference in 2022 and looking for a worthy cause to support, please consider making a difference with us and help us make more amazing transformations possible!

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