We are so proud of our Project Work
at the Centre in Turkey
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I have just returned from a very successful trip to the centre and I thought it would be nice to update you on how much we have improved the centre.
It’s looking incredible and all the main project work that we have supported is pretty much finished: the Vet Centre, Duncan’s House, the Isolation Units, the Play Park, the smaller houses, drainage and water system is all looking so good.
While I was there another 60 kennels arrived so that our rescues are all safe and snug for the winter months. The pens are looking so good and the fencing is much better quality. The pens have lots of warm houses and plenty of shade now.
All the dogs were so happy it was wonderful to see.
We have come such a long way from our early days working at the centre. When we first started working in Turkey I remember standing in the area thinking how we could help these dear souls and over the years we have improved the lives of not only our rescues, but countless others who needed sanctuary.
On this trip we talked about future projects and discussed what else needed doing, so I have my list - we want to improve the vet equipment and I have a list of things to consider.
The dogs are very well cared for by our dedicated staff who are amazing and so good at their jobs.
Our feeding program to help the dogs who live in the forests and near feeding stations is busier than ever.
I went out in a feeding run and it was simply heart breaking. You really have to see it to believe it!
At one feeding station a little Labrador girl caught my eye. She was so frightened, but after a little coaxing she finally came up to say hello and I gently stroked her.
There was NO WAY she was staying there so we popped her in the car and she came back to the centre.
My heart was breaking for the other dogs, but the hard truth is we just can’t help them all. However, by ensuring they have good food and kennels to sleep in, it makes their lives a bit better.
The spay and neuter programme is going well too. I only saw 2 puppies at the feeding stations so our plan is working to reduce the amount of pups born to suffer.
Rescue is my passion, my life, my world but to see the senseless cruelty is so tough to take but I thank God every night for the strength to do my very best for these souls who need us all so badly.
I’m exhausted but so happy knowing we are making a significant difference to animal welfare and as long as the charity enj
Last year we opened the Happy Paws Play Park. Over the last couple of months we had to take some time to do maintenance to flatten the ground and plant trees.
Today the play park is back in use and our dogs love it!
This was such a great project to do for the dogs, they enjoy lots of training, playing and interacting.
As you can see they are all very happy.
After loosing her dear Turkish boy Duncan earlier this year, Lisa’s family wanted to do something special in his memory.
We are delighted to announce that Duncan’s Den has now been completed.
This project is very close to Lisa’s heart and is providing a quiet space for dogs to recover and relax when they first arrive at the Centre.
We have even added an extra special item of a picture of Happy Paws dogs who have passed over the rainbow bridge to watch over the rescues who need us so badly.
Duncan’s Den offers dogs who have been through such abuse the time and peace to recover from their ordeal. We are thrilled with the out come and feel sure this will be well used for many years to come.
We are so delighted to have our own Vet Centre at the Garden, which is such an asset for our charity as our rescues and lots of other dogs can have on the spot treatment for minor issues if needed.
Every month we need to pay around £500 for all the basics to keep the cupboards stocked - things like ear cleaner, gauze, gloves, vet wrap to name but a few.
We are so grateful to all our amazing supporters for helping to fund this project. We could not do it without you.
If you would like to contribute towards our Vet Centre costs, please visit our Donations page. No amount is too small, every £ counts.
Thank you all so much.
One of Lisa’s personal projects that we think is a very important part of our work is our Spay and Neuter Programme. We believe no puppy should be born to die of starvation, disease or freezing to death due to lack of shelter.
This week has been very busy and quite upsetting as so many pups are being born to suffer.
On our rounds we picked up these 6 pups whose mum had died - they are now at the vet clinic to receive the much needed vet care. - this is exactly why our programme needs to be expanded to be able to ‘prevent’ more suffering.
This week alone we have managed to spay and neuter 52 dogs, which is amazing and we feel so proud that we are achieving this.
These poor souls are street dogs- abandoned to fend for themselves and the constant circle of breeding simply MUST be broken.
Every neuter will prevent so much suffering and heart break.
We are grateful for your kind and continued support of this programme.
Lisa started Happy Paws from scratch, with a passion to help animals - she had no idea where it would go but never in her wildest dreams did she think our wonderful charity would achieve so much in such a short space of time!
We know our success comes from our hearts and our ability to work as a team and we feel blessed to have so many incredible people standing beside us in the name of animal welfare.
Lisa would like to give her personal thanks to her dear friend Emre who, as many of you know, is an Angel here on Earth - Emre and his team are so dedicated we thank God every night that we were brought together with our love for animals.
Please enjoy this video of the Garden.
Your kind and continued support has made this happen 💕.
TOGETHER WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE.