Bill, Ben, Mabel & Regal
Just as we move into what’s become known in this house, as well as many others around the UK, Schnauzerfest Season the need for the huge sums this fundraising entity raises each year could not be more pressing. All money Schnauzerfest brings in this year will go straight to the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre and crikey do they need every penny we can raise. Not for usual running costs – which are heavy in themselves – but for the specialist veterinary care required by several dogs recently saved from the breeding industry. For a small rescue entirely dependent on donations, the financial pressures that accompany taking in dogs from this background are serious.
They have 4 female schnauzers who all require complicated treatment, including eye surgery should that be possible for them, as well as investigations and treatment for various tumours and infections. I’ll write more on the girls shortly as they all deserve our full attention but today, I want to introduce these chaps. We never hear enough about the male victims of the puppy industry and their suffering is as dreadful as it is for the females (you can read about others here).
Bill and Ben are terrified of almost everything having been deprived of anything normal in their lives. Typically male dogs in breeding kennels endure isolation and neglect of heartbreaking proportions and these two boys demonstrate all the hallmarks of that. But, in the loving sanctuary that DBARC is, they’re slowly coming out of their shells, assisted greatly by being in the company of Regal and Mabel, girls who have also been saved from similarly dire lives in the breeding industry:
As well as giving the dogs the time and space to settle and learn that they’re now safe, DBARC will be arranging all the veterinary care that’s needed for them to move on to the next stage of their lives. It will begin next week with neutering, and Bill will have further investigations to determine the extent of a heart murmur that’s been detected. Heart scans can easily run into several hundred pounds, even 4 figures should specialist referral be needed. As every pet owner knows, veterinary care is costly and every penny that Schnauzerfest raises will help ensure these dogs get all that’s needed.
Although there are no obvious eye issues Bill and Ben will have a full eye assessment, and should problems be identified and treatment possible, Schnauzerfest funds will enable DBARC to provide this. This will cost several thousand pounds.
Recently, DBARC volunteer Donna shared some thoughts about how Schnauzerfest helps them beyond the schnauzers in their care, like Mabel and Regal,
Although Mabel’s not a schnauzer but a horribly neglected ex-breeding beagle needing both veterinary work and rehab work it’s through Schnauzerfest’s support that we are able to help her and others. Because DBARC uses all funds raised by Schnauzerfest to directly help schnauzers in our care, our ability to fund the care of dogs like Mabel is not compromised.
Once in our care, DBARC’s commitment is to give every animal the care they need. When you support Schnauzerfest, it enables more dogs like Mabel and Regal to be cared for by DBARC and given the chances they deserve. And sadly there are many more.
I’ll be following Bill and Ben and all the other breeding dogs that DBARC are currently caring for and will share their news and in my newsletter. It’s important to know that when anyone supports Schnauzerfest, they are directly supporting the excellent work of a small rescue that’s dedicated to transforming the lives of innocent animals who deserve every ounce of love and care provided. But it comes at a high financial cost that is not taken lightly by anyone at DBARC or involved with Schnauzerfest.
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