On 11 January 2005 I picked up my first foster dog. I had no idea what I was doing - but my heart was in the right place. My husband was vehemently against the whole thing - but I felt I couldn't not do it. I promised him that things would not get out of control.
Fast forward to 2017. Yesterday we had a Committee Meeting at our house. We need to do some revising and updating according to legislation - and one of the things that struck me recently was this.
Dogs are not dying like they were in Pounds and Shelters across Australia.
A few years ago - Pounds and Shelters had 30 days to adopt a dog from their facility in Victoria. Adopt or be killed. Rescue at that time was fighting hard for some recognition. The more compassionate were working with us - and seeing the benefit, but not all.
When that law was removed - the ball game changed. It meant a dog could be held, treated, fostered for as long as needed to find a home, and now Rescue.
Due to the Internet particularly Facebook which acts as a second website - and updating news date - things changed dramatically. Rescuers, the Community raged wars on the indefensible with information, photographs and personal stories. It left nowhere to hide for those who 'were still killing'.
State to State joined up in the fight, Petrescue found us a place to gather those looking for a home, and Rescue upon Rescue were formed. Changes of management, and progressive choices of staff saw much change in the leading large organizations that were once closed to outsiders. The Community found it's voice along with Vets, Rangers and even some Councils. Alliances were formed, Vigils and Protests were held, Oscar's Law hit a high note on breeding facilities - and people became informed more than ever.
Don't get me wrong - there is still loss of life in pounds and shelters - but the inroads were made and it will never go back to the way it was.
As a result our Constitution changed yesterday for the better. We are here to save lives, work together with Pounds, Shelters and the community.
I think back on those early struggles, all those years ago - I don't know how we did it. We had nothing. But those who are in Rescue/Animal Welfare/Pounds/Shelters now as a result are enjoying the rewards. I see how unprepared I was - and naive. But am glad to say Rescued With Love has survived, and changed, updated and been fluid yet solid.
What a great change it was to make in our Constitution yesterday. We did not look the other way, and therefore will not go back to the legalized convenience killing of previous decades. ... See MoreSee Less
Anne MckeonThank you to you and all others who help these beautiful beings who make our lives worth living.22 hours ago · 6
Nikki DaytonThank God for people like you Kae, & all the others with RWL. You all embody Be The Change You Wish to See. Blessings to all of you! ❤️21 hours ago · 1
Suzanne RexAnd thank you yo you and your amazing husband and team for what you have achieved, and your very great collective heart.21 hours ago · 1
Glenise WardA very big thank you from me and a bigger thank you from all the fur babies that you have given voice to ,then and now. ❤️💙💝🐶21 hours ago
Sandra Beitzel DinsdaleThe thousands of dogs and cats that RWL and fellow rescue groups and followers have saved are eternally grateful for the loving homes they were given. We can never that you enough, our praise for you all is forever endless. ❤💙💚💛💜21 hours ago · 4
Rhonda Tarrant ChappleWOW....Thankyou....I admire your choice of Work...if I was young and fit it would be my choice. ❤️21 hours ago
Tracey MitchellThank you for never giving up. You have had a huge impact, especially with the LDH. I admire you all for your dedication and hard work ❤❤21 hours ago · 1
Susan MeadowsYou are spot on with that comment. When I look back over the last 40 years the attitude in and changes to the care of these lost souls has been remarkable. From a handful of caring people there is now an army of knowledgable, caring, committed people covering all aspects of animal welfare. Thank you for your dedication.21 hours ago · 2
Erika SantarosaI thank you on behalf of this wonderful Animals.I am still not ready after loosing my little one.The Day will come to have again a beautiful and precious Dog21 hours ago · 1
The gorgeous Rosie has been with us for a week and is an absolute heart beat. She needs to lose a little bit of weight but have a look at the face. At 13 years, she is the most gorgeous of girls. ... See MoreSee Less
Suzanne GrahamShe is beautiful, better that they have to loose weight than see them skin and bones. .1 day ago · 1
Rescued With Love added 2 new photos.
Little Danny was adopted from Rwl 6 years ago now - and is a much loved boy. He was in a pretty bad way skin wise when he came to us but Mum Ruth got onto it and cleared him up (his before and after pics attached. He is now an older boy but still loving life. Go Danny. ... See MoreSee Less
Vickie DaileyWish they had them here lost mine to cancer she was 13 years old I love small fur babies2 days ago
Marie WilsonWhat a difference to the little chap. Hes gorgeous his skin must be so good now. Well done mum2 days ago
Carmel LeahHeat breaking to imagine the pain he would have been in. That's why people need to support RWL, they perform miracles....god bless you little one.1 day ago · 1
Rescued With Love shared Save-A-Dog Scheme's photo.
Having 3 legs doesn't stop this happy girl.
She's at Save-A-Dog Scheme Glen Iris Vic - Aust and looking for a home.
Let's help them find her one!
All inquires to Save-A-Dog Scheme. ... See MoreSee Less
Gypsy Jack Russell Terrier X Female ~11 years old I’ve just arrived at Save-A-Dog Scheme, so there may not be much info on me yet, but please check as we will update as we know more. We are currently taking expressions of interest. saveadog.org.au/animals-adoptions/dog/all/2061/ Save-A-Dog Scheme’s Animal Business Number is 60279 (City of Stonnington) For more information please check my profile on the website or call (03) 9824 7928 or 0418 389 810 during office hours (please don’t text).
Rescued With Love shared New Beginnings Animal Rescue Inc.'s post.
For those who love Goldies - 13 yo Jasmine is looking for a home. Please contact New Beginnings on the details below. Please share. xx ... See MoreSee Less
Remember Jasmine? She's looking for a home of her own, she's 13 years young, great with all animals and primary school aged children . Housetrained, loves water . If you are interested in adopting Jasmine please pm our page or go to www.newbeginningsari.org.au and fill out an application form. Please share her story . 😘
Aggie looking and smelling gorgeous after a trip to the groomers!
She's still coughing and has two days left of her antibiotics.
From the vet report of her Scope it's going to be an ongoing medical condition. It doesn't bother her in the slightest and doesn't stop her doing anything energetic.
Aggie really is a delight. ... See MoreSee Less
Rescued With Love added 5 new photos.
See this? This is Millie looking for her new home. Unfortunately the potential adopters decided not to go ahead with her adoption through no fault of Millie's. And we had a possibility of another home, but sadly due to personal circumstances this is now off the table.
Millie is a great happy little girl. For all information on her needs please check out her profile at www.rescuedwithlove.org/adopt/
Millie is in Melbourne - can you please share for us? ... See MoreSee Less
Nan CoolDarling little Millie, I wish with all my heart I could help you...I hope your forever family steps up soon ❤4 days ago
Kate StevensDon't worry Millie, I'm sure your perfect forever home is just around the corner! 😘4 days ago
Tanya FerrariBreaks my heart ... but we already have a cat and dog - so we would not be the right fit. Keeping her in my prayers that she finds her furever home soon 💜💜💜4 days ago
Anne MckeonWhat is the problem with other dogs? I feel so bad for this baby who looks utterly delightful.4 days ago
Joy BarnettThey say everything happens at the right time - hang in there Millie you will find your forever home and it will be the right family4 days ago
Carmel LeahLittle Millie, it's ok that this didn't work out, because someone and something more beautiful is install for you and you can have your happy ever after.4 days ago · 1
When your life is not your own. Ever feel like that? Yesterday was 'one of those days'. :)
I check husband's roster last week - and ask him to pick a day he can help me. Tuesday he says. I say lock it in. He stares at me with suspicion. He has good reason.
I ring the Vet clinic. Can I have bloods done on Romy my little 13 yo girl who has a severe heart murmur. Yes. While I am dancing around the kitchen medicating dogs last Thursday, husband whips Rom Star down for a blood test. It comes back the following day as fine.
Ring Clinic again on weekend and ask for Tuesday for a dental for Romy. Do the groomers have space for two of mine to be groomed? Archie likes to show his fangs and Clementine shrieks when I groom her - so it's easier to get them done by the more experienced. Yes, they say, I say, Lock it in.
Warning husband over weekend of impending grout cleaning and various house hold chores - I mention I am grooming two dogs also on Tuesday at home. I get the Yeah Yeah - and realise he has no idea what he is in for. No surprises there.
Yesterday dawns and we are up medicating. Smuglet has an upset tummy - she won't take her meds. Romy decides to take hers with a tiny bit of food, water bowls lifted up as she isn't allowed to drink anything - and Maisie is playing the Wily E. Coyote and didn't want her meds in chicken, nor stew, nor i/d mousse, nor anything else in the fridge. Medication and balls of food go in bin. She wanders off proud of herself.
Husband showers, I jump in tracksuit and get car ready, crate in the back, and race in and clean up poo, wee and vomit. Inside. Clean up poo outside. Put Archie, Romy and Clemmie in crate. Put husband in passenger side. Blast off for clinic gripping wheel in rather determined fashion.
Arrive at clinic crate unloaded with precious cargo and debrief staff and groomers. Archie snaps, Clemie screams, Romy perfect. Fluids please, short all over, put husband in car after kissing dogs a million times. They stare at me - I try not to get lump in throat.
Home I say - right lets get cleaning! Husband says, lets have breakfast, wants baked beans on toast. Scream around - set table, make baked beans on toast, feed remaining 'people who need people'. Smuglet won't eat breakfast. Baby Girl dances around food bowl. Someone vomits up spit on floor, someone does wee at door way of open door. Clean that up.
Breakfast finished, husband eating I am doing RWL things on computer. Washing machine is finishing second load, (we wash a LOT of towels) clean bathroom, wash all dog beds, husband wants cup of tea.
Gulp down tea, check RWL on computer, start grooming Mayo - discover yeast/bacterial infection on skin (reminder to self get more medication (she suffers from this a lot), then groom Lunez with help of husband. Bathe Mayo, bathe Lunez, husband vacuums, and I start cleaning grout on floors in three rooms. Cuss grout a lot.
Get phone call Romy is good. Get phone call Clementine has swollen foot - please see vet after grooming thank you. Continue grout - answer RWL questions on computer, eat peanut butter sandwich. Cuss grout.
3 pm - start medicating - Smuglet refuses to eat - tummy upset, can hear her tummy growling. Get meds into Mayo reminder to self - Romy's diuretics when she gets home. Cooked chicken, put husband in car, drive to clinic to collect dogs, medication etc.
Extra medication for three of the dogs (officially now a drug mule and medication time extended from 30 minutes to one hour twice a day) collect sleepy Romy on knee of husband in car, other two in crate, drive home gripping wheel with flagging tiredness.
Get everyone inside - feed everyone - we don't want that, where's my chicken, why is she having rice and I'm not, I want what she's having - Smuglet not eating but clinging to leg begging me to fix her growly tummy. Everyone goes outside - comes back in as I clean up kitchen and prepare big people's dinner.
Semblance of normality begins, I look at clock (have hung out 6 loads of washing by now, last one one - clothes line is full) and say YES! 5 pm - pour very large glass of wine. Finally had shower, washed hair, tracksuit and slippers.
I breeze past husband and say, "I am now unavailable - you have control of the People Who Need People". Without waiting for reply I stagger upstairs to TV and laugh loudly at Will and Grace re runs - I yell out for second wine - husband/slave arrives promptly I tell him to 'fill 'er up! and put dinner in oven. Inform him he will be doing late night medication and sorting beds and classical music (TPWNP go to sleep with classic CD every night) and I sip chilled wine watching Escape To the Country. Wonder where I could escape to - but realise there IS no escape - just hope for a quieter day today.
NB: This morning, husband up, medicates all except Mayo who plays the faffing game with him. Archie has upset stomach. Wee cleaned up on floor, husband called out to work. Shirt ironed, he is in shower, his lunch is made, I back car out in nightie and fluffy slippers so he can get car out.
It's 0840. And breakfast is about to begin. ... See MoreSee Less
Jane FisherI am exhausted just reading this, it takes very special people to do what you guys do, so much admiration for you. Hope you have a more restful day today.❤️❤️❤️5 days ago · 2
Vicki OlsenThat is a mouthful, and a day full! Love those little faces that thanks to you and hubby are well cared for and loved!5 days ago
Trish MitchellHaha. Love your posts, whilst realising that it isn't nearly as easy as you make it sound. If you ever decide on a career change, write a book. It would be fantastic. Have a great day. Hats off to you.5 days ago · 1
Carmel LeahI wish I lived over there I would gladly help you with these precious little fluff butts. A day in your life exhausts me just reading it. Sharon and Sean you two are very special and hopefully today will be a better day for you and your family of fluff butts and their multi personality order/disorder...lol5 days ago
Margaret WalkerOh, that was wonderful. I enjoyed every single word. Not only do you give joy and happiness to so many dogs, you also make people smile.....such a gift....5 days ago · 2
Glenise WardYou are a Saint and your husband is fantastic . These little furry treasures are very , very lucky to be cared for by you both. Your dedication, love and kindness to these and others that you help is fantastic. I thank you and the fur kids thank you. ❤️❤️❤️5 days ago · 1
Tracey MitchellI have said it before, and I'll say it again: Kae, your tales of life in your home are so entertaining. You really must write a book one day (when you can find the time 😉). I hope today is a little less hectic for you and TPWNP. You're a star 🌟🌟🌟5 days ago · 1
Beth SilvermanKaitlyn Guerrieri dude this is worth the read! so much amazing work done for all these beautiful puppers!5 days ago
Trish MelastiOh my.. you two are absolute, dyed in the wool, honest to god HEROS! Thank you for everything you do for these precious sparkles!! <35 days ago · 1
Chris MooreI can so relate. It's incredibly wet here in SA at present and it would appear the masses have decided the whole house is an indoor loo. After cleaning up poo, poo and more poo - I had a further round to do because it was teeming with rain when I got home and I couldn't take them out so we - well - now we're awake - let's just go here, then put the beds back together because Wreck-it-Rosie was bored today, jumpers all round because it's cold, then meds and ear drops, then dinner, make sure we're ready for pending puppies, pick up bowls, then accommodate 7 dogs according to their preference on my lap for TV watching (husband has another 4), heard a noise so let's all get down and go and bark, pick them all up again and rearrange on chair, and then the bedtime rituals and routines and all of this WITHOUT wine because I'm on a diet (and will be for quite some time). My thanks - this look - because I took too long getting dinner😊5 days ago · 2
Quinn - it's not Tongue out Tuesday - it's hump day! Quinn is settling in to his new home, he is a little anxious at times but is loved by his family and is leading a wonderful happy life! ... See MoreSee Less
Rescued With Love added 7 new photos.
One of the most significant bubs who have come through to RWL was Rosa.
Here are her before and after photos. Rosa as you know was adopted and we heard that she now has terminal cancer. She is comfortable, sleeping a lot and know that she will be loved and given everything she needs at the time she needs it most. To see her transformation is just truly extraordinary. ... See MoreSee Less
Anne MckeonAfter all she has been through glad she has a loving home for her final battle.6 days ago · 2
Sharyn KettleIsn't it amzing what love can do .... So glad she now knows what it feels to be loved... They all deserve nothing less ❤️🙏🐶6 days ago · 2
Mandy RomanelliOh rosa. I was hoping for you to have much much longer with only love in your life. So lucky so unfair she won't have years and years. Darling girl6 days ago · 2
Marlene GallaherSuch a big difference. ... it's a shame that she is now fighting a battle but she is now loved and cared for6 days ago · 2
Maria LuminacelliAWW Rosa, life has been so unfair to you but now you know only tenderness and kindness thank goodness. Much love, hugs & kisses 💜 💛 💜 💛 💜6 days ago · 1
Annie ParmentierPrecious! What a difference love makes. 💋😊 thank you for your kindness.6 days ago · 1
Grace CoulterAwww gorgeous Rosa, such a beautiful girl, heart broken to hear that she has terminal cancer, life sucks sometimes but she is loved and cared for as she deserves to be, love her <3 xo6 days ago · 3
Michelle DonovanLook at how far she has come & to know she is a beautifully clean, loved & cared for baby who will see her time out totally adored! 💗💗💗6 days ago · 3
Sharon PriceOhh You Darling Girl, it Must be such a Sense of Comfort and Security For Her To Feel Safe and Loved Finally on her Last Days, I'm So Grateful To You all For The Love and Compassion You Give To These Poor Lovely Souls, Angels Every One Of You ❤6 days ago · 4
Sharon AnthonyOh my sweet Rosa. You are truly loved. Hugs and kisses sweetheart. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤💋💋💋💋💋💋6 days ago · 1
We have the possibility of a home check for our little Lamb Man Sam. Keep your fingers crossed. xx ... See MoreSee Less
Brenda FlemingFingers crossed Sweetheart Heres hoping you get that forever home that you so deserve6 days ago
We had good news with Aggie yesterday and her results.
No bacterial growth after 48 hrs on bronchial sample and none after 24hrs on urine!
She's not peeing nearly as much.
Coughing when she gets excited but again not nearly as often.
Possibly keep on the Nuelin permanently with occasional antibiotics when necessary.
Low dose dex booked for two weeks today - to check for Cushings.
Aggie is a darling soul - we are so delighted for her. Stay tuned, we are getting there! ... See MoreSee Less
Bernadette JamesonI know someone whose little dog has Cushings, she has had remarkable results and change with a natural product.6 days ago
Helen StephensAlways uplifting when you hear good news. Keep up the good work, beautiful Aggie! ❤️6 days ago
Here is the gorgeous Blinky who got adopted from us a month or so back. He plays and plays with his sister and is the happiest of clams. Nice DO Blinky! ... See MoreSee Less
Anne MckeonBlinky Bill so glad to see that you are enjoying life with that lovely sister of yours.6 days ago
Rescued With Love added 3 new photos.
It is five years yesterday since a little girl came to RWL. I was driving to collect her when the Pound called and said she was so ill I shouldn't come, they thought she wouldn't make it. I continued anyway - and picked up a very sick little girl who turned out to have a Porto Systemic or Liver Shunt. We did the surgery - and here is Poppy now. I'm sure many of you remember her journey - it was one of our defining moments in RWL. x ... See MoreSee Less
Dana RobinsonPoppy is the reason I starting following RWL ☺️💖 Darling girl. I remember nearly holding my breath between updates; this little girl captured me entirely!6 days ago · 5
Aliza FlanneryAll they need is love, kindness, good food and proper care and look what happens!!!! Well done RWL ❤️ ❤️6 days ago
I remember the day Polly came. I had seen her 'before' photo and the note that she had a dent on the side of her skull from a blunt force trauma. Mum and Dad Sharon and Sean met me and we headed to a lovely lady's home where Lyn from RSPCA Qld had driven down with little Polly in the car. Polly has an aversion to a lot of men (husband is included - she rounded him up and gave his trousers a love bite with her three teeth) she also rounds up the plumber, electrician, postie and all intruders of that persuasion! Polly is now removed from the scene of any possible crime - and now lives a life of happiness as a RWL Foundation Dog. She looks and is a different little soul from that day now. That's why we do what we do. This is what you support when you support us. Eleven years, and counting...... :) ... See MoreSee Less
Tracey MitchellPrecious Polly Waffle ❤ She is loved and cared for, just the way it should be ❤ Have a happy day with the gang little girl 😊😊7 days ago
Jane BurnsI often wonder if previous owners or friends of them that never knew what cruelty they bestowed on their animals ever see those dogs now in rescue pages ! Beautiful happy lil one !!7 days ago
Aggie - the cutest of patooties. We are waiting for her test results. She waits in the arms of love. ... See MoreSee Less
Sharon PriceOhhhhh I Love Her So Much!! When can I Apply For Her Adoption? ❤ Is it Possible to Start The Adoption Now?7 days ago
Sandie ChapmanI rescued a 3 yr old pom from the lost dogs home many years ago, He was the dead spit of this little girl, Ollie went on to live to a ripe old age of 24 when I had to have him put down! :( the most beautiful little boy I ever had the privilege of having as a member of my family!!... still miss the little man!7 days ago · 2
The beautiful Penny (was Fern) looks stunning in her knitting jumper by her Nana. Looking good little Penny! ... See MoreSee Less
Julie SherlockIt is just so enriching to see how these beautiful babies are thriving in love. Well done RWL in making this possible.7 days ago
Joy Rowselli had little one just like her she past away long time ago i miss her love to get one in little puppy her name tasha i miss her so much7 days ago
On the weekend I got an email from a lovely supporter Jenefer. Her work have a box for Project Angel food and it was full, along with 250 sachets of wet food - and more coming in.
Jenefer - so you all know - started Project Angel. She contacted me about a lady called Leah - who sold The Big Issue at Flinders street station - along with her dog Angel.
Leah had lived rough - got her life sorted and was doing better when I met her a few years later at St. Mary's House of Welcome - along with Angel her little dog. Sadly Leah passed (Angel was I believe cared for by her partner the last I heard) and so I always feel it is Jenefer who started the Project - by suggesting we help people like Leah and her best friend Angel.
Here are people who are willing to get organised, collect food on their own initiative - and deliver it to our drop off points. They know we have more than enough on our plates - and will drive the extra mile to help us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
If you buy some food for Project Angel - we have a few drop off points - we know they might not be in your area - but if you go the extra mile - we will be grateful.
Thank you once again Jenefer and your lovely team at work. You know who you are. x ... See MoreSee Less
We just got an update on little Giacomo (Jackie). Here's Mr Handsome in his blue bow on bath day with his sister Izzy Maria.
His new family are sooooo in love with him....and so are we!! ... See MoreSee Less
Michael WebbSo happy to see this little man so happy, go well little man. Mick and Buster. P.S great photo.1 week ago
Cheryl MurauerMy Tasha every time I put her jacket on at night by the morning she has wormed her way out of it 😂😂1 week ago
Rosie's home with foster mum Linda, she's an absolute sweetheart. It's been a big couple of days for this little darling, so it's time for rest, recuperation and spoiling. Her sad little eyes will soon have a happy sparkle. Welcome Rosie, we love you already. ... See MoreSee Less
Maureen JamesAh Rosie your lovely hope your happy and smiley soon and you get a home with lots of love cuddles and walks sweet pea xxx1 week ago
Sarah HopeOh such a Sweetheart 💛🐾 Thank you very much for caring for her in her need 🙏💛1 week ago · 1
A seal in pyjamas.......?
No it's ex RWL cutie Minnie Ha Ha.
Rocking the fleecies there Ms Min. ... See MoreSee Less
Glenna Lorayne MooneyThat is such an adorable little mousie in jammies! No? Are you sure? Is that Miss Minnie Ha Ha? Too darn cute! xoxoxox1 week ago
Rescued With Love shared Save-A-Dog Scheme's photo.
Beautiful little blind Sassy at Save-A-Dog Scheme is looking for a home. I believe they would be fine with foster (long term) but adoption would be even better!
Please share her and lets get her into a home this weekend!!!!!
All enquiries to Save-A-Dog Scheme www.saveadog.org.au ... See MoreSee Less
Sassy Shih Tzu X Female ~12 years old Looking for foster or adoption. Preferably somewhere long term but we would like to get Sassy into a home soon. Sassy is blind. She is lovely, gentle, happy dog, who just really wants a lap to sit on. She’s toilet trained and likes other dogs. If you feel you have a place for Sassy please give us a call. We are currently taking expressions of interest. saveadog.org.au/animals-adoptions/dog/all/2051/ Save-A-Dog Scheme’s Animal Business Number is 60279 (City of Stonnington) For more information please check my profile on the website or call (03) 9824 7928 or 0418 389 810 during office hours (please don’t text).
Alexa FarberSweet Sassy❤️🙏I wish you a furever home very soon❤️ shared tonight frim Charlottesville VA.1 week ago · 1
Levonne MacomsonOh Sassy, I would love to have you, but I live in a different hemisphere. You're a beautiful little lady! Good luck sweetie!1 week ago
Michael WebbGorgeous girl we hope you find a great furever home soon, go well sweetheart. Mick and Buster.1 week ago · 1
Christine HargreavesGood little one. There is someone out there who is ready to love you. 🐶🐶1 week ago
Margaret HardingShe is so beautiful. All my hopes that Sassy finds the perfect furever home 😊1 week ago
Denise Whiteawwwww dear little old lady I hope someone can find it in their hearts to love her and give her a good home for the rest of her days.1 week ago
Maureen JamesOh your lovely but I do not know where you are I am in Clacton on sea England1 week ago
Where, where, where's Sammy!? He is not in his usual "unusual" spots. He does like to explore and he loves his pillows…. The little cutie was found here. ... See MoreSee Less
Troy HumphriesSometimes we find our dog in strange places, usually when he wants a break from too much loving! He likes to hide under the kids beds... (behind all their "junk" that seems to accumulate under there!!!)1 week ago
Help for the homeless!!
It’s freezing outside, I can’t imagine braving this weather and having no home to head to, to be able to turn a heater on, have a shower, pop the kettle on and keep warm. There are people out there really doing it really tough, especially at this time of year, and still, they put their pets before themselves, making sure they are fed, warm and loved.
Project Angel aims at lending a helping hand to these people and their pets. Providing a good supply of pet food means one less thing to have to worry about.
We run this project each year in conjunction with St Mary’s House of Welcome, who help provide care to the homeless, we compliment their care by providing food for their clients’ pets.
Please help us!
There are a few rules – as this needs to be pretty strict in what food we can take so.
1. Small kibble. It can be large bags, but small sized kibble. We ask for small kibble because large dogs can eat small kibble – but small dogs can’t eat large!
2. Peel back square dog food trays (the little foil ones) like My Dog or Pedigree. We can’t use cans or other types because as you know when living rough there might not be a can opener available, and once open it’s hard to get out or cart around. Individual serves can be used as a bowl and are easy to carry.
3. Please do not send us cash to buy the food. Project Angel is run strictly separately from Rescued. You are welcome to order and send to one of the vet clinics below.
With Love and we like to keep it all above board. :)
Once you have purchased your food – you can drop it off at the following:
Balwyn Vet Clinic – 185 Whitehorse Road Balwyn during office hours.
Diamond Creek Vet Clinic – 110 Main Hurstbridge road Diamond Creek.
The following suburbs are also available:
Frankston (until the 24th August)
Email me at email@example.com and your email will be passed on to the drop off point to give you their address, so you can organise a time to drop your food off to them. :)
Last year we were down on donations – let’s hope this year we really pick up and make it a great year!
You can of course organise to be a drop off point for friends and family who wish to donate – and then deliver food to one of our designated drop off points towards the end of the month.
As always the RWL Village is amazing – and we care and pay it forward. With your help we can do this.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts xx ... See MoreSee Less
Jo GleesonSafeway has Supercoat (toy breeds) 3kg dry food on sale at the moment for $111 week ago · 1
Bernadette JamesonPet circle on line has really good prices, share with some friends and arrange a free delivery to oe of the vet clinics1 week ago
Carol FiddianExcuse previous please Sis pack My Dog trays are on special at Coles this week. Five dollars a pack. Bargain. So no excuse for not contributing.1 week ago
Anna MerolaXlnt 😌 Maybe this could be posted as an event, sending out invites to all followers to see 😊1 week ago
The utterly divine Rosie has just arrived. Rosie's mum passed away a little while ago and so she has come to us. She's at the vets having a dental, she has a sore broken tooth and an ear infection but we'll have her wrapped up warm, home and feeling better soon. Welcome special girl. ... See MoreSee Less
Jenny RyanNawwww, what a sweet little face. I bet she misses her mumma. Hope she finds a lovely fur ever home soon xx1 week ago
Germaine Fabianowicz Delpilarshe is precious, so sad that her Mum passed. I hope she finds a good home soon1 week ago
Nikki Noodle has been playing outside in the mud, as you do , along with the others. Needless to say all clothes, removed and washed this morning.
She though, cannot see what the problem is. ... See MoreSee Less
Glenna Lorayne MooneyOh Nikki! Not your pretty pink gingham gown!! And your little tootsies will match, I bet ... you are adorable regardless. Xoxoxo1 week ago · 1
Guess who has a meet and greet this weekend.....??!!!!!
We think she's just as excited as we are. ... See MoreSee Less
Valmae TremayneHow could anyone NOT take her,l`m sure she will melt their heart. GO MILLIE1 week ago
Trish MelastiYay!!! This has made my day! Milly's been on my mind from the very beginning and I'm sure her future family will be smitten!!! <31 week ago
It's Finn the Chin, ex RWL bub we knew as Poppit, who loves to do the famous Chin spin when he meets others in the park. Here he is with his friend Versace.
Happy Birthday special boy form all your friends at RWL. ... See MoreSee Less
Rescued With Love shared The Lost Dogs' Home's video.
The Lost Dogs' Home
In April this year I saw a dog on a pound list who had such infected ears - she needed an ear ablation on both sides. The Shelter was in NSW and got her started on medication but the infection was so bad - she needed surgery to remove both ear canals. No one was going to adopt a dog who needed more than $3000 worth of surgery.
RWL couldn't take this girl - we didn't have the home or carer able to take a large breed so full of life - and the last name on her at the shelter dropped off when they found out what they were facing. I contacted the Lost Dogs Home - and asked them - would they take her on. And they said yes.
Three weeks of sorting out transport and details it became a huge effort because the LDH didn't do this kind of thing previously. An ambulance was driven up to NSW and after phone calls from the LDH management and staff to the local shelter - this big girl was on her way to being a Victorian.
Advanced Vet Care - the best specialist centre in Melbourne did her surgery on one ear - and then the other. Brit - the big darling coped with all of it - even the final surgery where her surgery site broke down - she still remained good humoured and loving. If ever a dog needed a magic star over her - it was Brit.
The healing and surgery site took months to heal and Brit is now 5 months into being in a shelter.
And Brit - is now deaf. She has no hearing at all due to hear infected ear canals being removed - but the good news is she has no pain, and never will - ever again.
Now? The search is on for the best and most amazing home for Brit. A big girl like this needs SUPER good fencing. She is an athlete with high jump, long jump and 100 metre ability! She is exuberant - so she will need a person with a few kilos on them to be able to stand up next to her - older children are ok.
I can't BEAR the thought of Brit - having almost not making it - to everyone fighting for her survival and health - spending any more time in the pens. She SO needs a home. And I think of what the LDH was like before - and now - and I think - lets get behind them - as they take step after step in expanding their role in animal welfare.
Brit is a big bomba. BIG. She needs to run and run and be part of your family - and learn signals to help her silent world. Please share - and help Brit - special needs and all - with so many people working together THIS is what animal welfare is all about.
All inquiries to the Lost Dogs Home please. Lets find Brit a home. Would you mind sharing? xxxx ... See MoreSee Less
Brit is a beautiful girl, inside and out. She’s searching for that special someone who will love her forever ❤ This big beauty will make a lovely companion for a family with older kids and adults. She’d love to spend her days hanging out inside with her family, but wants to be the only pet in your life 🐶 Brit likes to learn new things and especially enjoys puzzles. Brit (ID 1030597) is up for adoption at our North Melbourne shelter. If you’d like to meet her, please give our behaviour team a call on (03) 9329 2755 to organise a play date… but make sure you’re ready to fall head over heels!
Nikki LaneOh, definitely shared xxx thankyou for all the efforts to save and treat this girl1 week ago
Dee SaccoThank you awesome people for saving Brit... good luck gorgeous your new home want be far away1 week ago · 1