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Woman needs Rs420,000 to fly 5 stray dogs from Mauritius to the UK

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A 53-year-old English woman has set up a fundraising appeal to save stray puppies from death or homelessness in Mauritius. 

Dog lover Lisa Kendrick, of Whitwick, a large village in Leicestershire, and founder of 4 Paws Rescue, has less than three weeks to reach her £8,000 (Rs420,000) target to save the seven-month-old sisters and bring them to the UK. 

Lisa Kendrick has told Leicestershire Live she wants to raise the money to fly Peanut, Cookie, Coco, Oreo and Candy to her village in the district of North West Leicestershire, in the East Midlands of England.

Currently the dogs are reportedly being cared for by a dog lover in Mauritius who says she has no choice but to give up the puppies when her job takes her away from home at the beginning of September. 

“Rescuing and rehoming five dogs in one go is challenge enough in the UK, but I am trying to help ones that are 6,000 miles away.

“Mauritius is a tiny island with a big stray dog – and cat – problem. There are over 300,000 strays struggling to survive.

“Animal abuse and cruelty is rife. You cannot drive or walk down a street without seeing suffering – skinny dogs with dead pups by their side, motorists deliberately driving their cars at dogs and killing them, dogs with severe mange and infested with ticks or maggot-infested wounds.

“It is an island of hell for animals. These five pups will not survive life on the streets, but the other option is equally shocking.”

All five have been fully vaccinated, sterilised and microchipped and have had the relevant blood tests needed to travel.

Lisa has set up a Crowdfunding page to help cover the pups’ flight to the UK, but she still needs fosterers to come forward to help prepare three of the five for their new life here. Two have already been offered a foster home in Kent.

Lisa’s non-profit organisation 4 Paws Rescue and Relocation was set up to help the island’s dogs through rescuing, rehoming and sterilisation, and supporting local animal lovers on the island. In the past five years, Lisa has helped to re-home 800 dogs from Mauritius.

Three of Lisa’s own eight dogs have been rescued from Mauritius and the five puppies currently in peril don’t deserve to die, she said.

Original article at Leicestershire Live

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  1. Paul Symons

    28/08/2022 at 16:49

    I can vouch for Lisa, and what she does.
    I’ve got 2 rescues myself that arrives earlier this year, and they have settled in nicely
    Street Dogs are not for the faint hearted as they are independently minded animals, but are very loving and essentially good pets to have as long as you are willing to put I the effort and train them accordingly.
    If anyone can help, please do so!

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