As you may be aware, caring for animals can be very costly and we are grateful for any donations that we receive. If you would like to donate you can do so via any of the links below. Funds received will go towards helping all aspects of looking after the animals from feed, to bedding and costly vet bills.
Thank you for your support!
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Account number 18735760
Donations of produce and bedding are always welcome.
You can help by donating Fresh produce of vegetables, herbs and fruit apart from the onion family, potatoes, mushrooms or citrus fruits.
Burgess or science selective nuggets for rabbits, guinea pigs or degus
We are always in need of newspapers and shredded paper for bedding.
We do have dustbins placed outside the charity gate for these donations if nobody is around.
Thank you to Petplan Charitable Trust for giving us a grant that will be used towards our vet fees, which is one of our biggest finances.
Most of our animals are neutered and rabbits are routinely vaccinated. These costs eat into our maintenance fund and its always a worry not knowing where the next payment is going to come from. After routine vet bills, we then worry about the ill animals that always enter the shelter. These bills usually end up quite costly because scan and x-rays are often necessary to find the cause of the illness.
In the photo we have Rupert and Logan. These are two of our permanent animals, due to ongoing vet treatments. Rupert has to have dental operations usually every 5 weeks and due to his vet visits contracts snuffles because of the stress. Logan the angora came in completely matted and had weak legs and bad lungs. He also suffers with snuffles. Logan is Rupert’s best friend and you can see them racing around the shelter getting up to all sorts of mischievous.
These are just two of the animals that need veterinary treatment. With around 100 animals to look after you can see why Petplan really do help us keep going and we gratefully thank them for doing so.
We would like to thank Support Adoption for Pets for their support during the Covid crisis. This vital and welcome funding has enabled us to continue our work rescuing and caring for abandoned, sick and injured animals in Cornwall.
Ruby is one animal that has been helped by Pets at Home
Ruby is an Old English rabbit who came into the shelter last winter. She is an amazing girl with a big personality who loves life. We could see the problem that she had with her ears straight away. As soon as Ruby tried to walk, she would step on
her ears, which would then yank down her head. When you straightened Ruby’s ears, they were longer than her body, torn in numerous places, one ear was torn nearly in half with red welts where her nails had dug into them. Ruby was happy with us and would try and binky, which was impossible for her. We booked her in for a check-up with our vet and deliberated over the possibility of having her ears cropped to improve her quality of life.
Come spring time when the weather had warmed up, we decided to go for the operation. All of us at the shelter where a bag of nerves on the day fearing things would turn out bad. Luckily all went well and Ruby returned to us the same day. Due to complications that may have happened, Ruby’s ears were completely removed instead of being cropped and I am so pleased this did because her hearing must be much better having no ear blocking it and it also allowed all the dirt to rise to the top ( one problem with lop ears and why most of them get ear based abscess’s are because the ears of a lop restrict the dirt from exiting the ear). The first few days were quite stressful for us. Ruby had to wear a cone because she was not allowed to scratch her head at all and it may have had serious consequences had it happened.
We did find a way for her to eat and drink and then the day came when we were allowed to remove the cone, breathes were held in case she tried to scratch. Boy was she so happy. The first thing she did was take off down the aisle and binky with excitement. I then realised this was the best thing we could have done for her. The change in character was so rewarding for all of us to see. Ruby now has years of a happy life and has been re-homed and has a boyfriend named Brian.
Before the operation After the operation