Sylvia's Diary

Sylvia writes a diary entry as and when she has time or if she needs to get something off her chest. We hope that you enjoy reading about the ups and downs of rescue life.









I have had very little to say for ages, this is because Sylvia has not been around here. She takes off at silly o'clock in the morning and gets back at even sillier o'clock in the evening, often traveling to the ends of Timbuctoo to pick up two or even one ex breeding dog. I have met a few but they don’t have much to say as they are tired and shut down. Also Joyce does this too, (it makes for very interrupted nap time girls!!!!)

We are starting dog training courses here all free!!!! (though I think at the end if they enjoy it they ask if people would like to make a donation) I say we as of course I was asked first as this could disturb my daily routine. I think Sylvia’s worried about the amount of dogs that have been bought over covid and wants to help them keep their homes by growing up rounded and smart ( like me).

I apparently am still looking for a home, but Sylvia says as I am so cantankerous I may never find one. You see I really don’t like other animals, I feel at risk and show my horns, I don’t give a stuff about most people either, only the ones who give me time so I can trust them.

Sylvia says it won’t be long till she needs to try to get a new van for the rescue as one van has done a lot of miles, but she says it has saved lots of lives and the value of that is priceless, so buying a van is just one of those problems to tackle. I offered to do a sponsored eat, but Sylvia says I am too portly all ready.

Romania’s dog problem still upsets Sylvia, but she tries to turn her pain to action, thus even when she should have a day off she works.

The rescue is buzzing along with a new behaviourist and yard manager busy trying to learn our ways, and the staff working their socks off.

I am proud to be part of the team making life changing suggestions (like how many packets of pringles I should be allowed a week) and being Many Tears voice.

We are soon opening the doors to the public again, so at last life will move on. I know Sylvia and the team need all the help they can, so if there is a way you would like to help this rescue, then please write to her.

Finally thank you to my two Aunties, I still am munching through my pringles every day, as Sylvia puts a limit on how many I get, so they are lasting almost!!!!!

Love Daisy Mae…. Or may not depending on my mood swing for the day.

ps thanks Maaika and Sian I love my snuggly bed you make at night for me.


If you can offer any of our chow chows a home you can search for them on our Dogs Looking For Homes page.  Their names are Hamper, Hail, Hustle and HobNob


Another Daisy blog! Just had to blog because guess what? It’s not so cold, but it’s raining all over again!
On a good note, I got a card from my Auntie Rita and she asked my favour flavour of Pringles! Well, it’s plain.. Sylvia won’t let me eat cheese and onion because it’s bad for me, but she’s fine with plain. She even asked Pringles if they’d like me for their mascot in return for Pringles, but they said no.. stupid people!
Anyway.. back to rescue. There are tons of new faces and all staff are working flat out! Dogs are every where and there are alarms and padlocks all over the place! Plus big Stan is on high alert and given full permission go and keep the dogs here safe if someone feels they want to come thieving! Cameras are on and Bill is sleeping with one eye open! Sylvia is up every few hours and me? Well, I'm sharpening my horns on the ready to do my duty and keep the dogs safe.
So that’s our news. Oh yes, just sending you a glimpse of total beauty and it’s me!!!!!


I know they love me ...... but really dressing me up like a poodle?  it’s just a bit much I thought!!! However once I got over the upset of wearing this red dressing gown I decided I really liked it and as for the heated lamp,well I can’t live without it!  So while the weather was so awful I was snug and very loved!
As for the dogs - well they all had little woolly coats. Some of the coats were the wrong colour, so boys were wearing little pink coats and girls were wearing blue ones!  But there you are - the staff are not that smart at times UNlike myself!  But then who could expect a human to have the brains of a smart good looking goat like myself ???
Anyway knitters I think they need some big greyhound polar necked coats with spacious arm holes so they don’t rub. Any colour is great, as it gives me a laugh .
Xxx Daisie May.


I have been wading in mud up to my knees since the snow went... Really!!!
If I had been born in some exotic hot country I could have been basking in the sun and climbing rugged mountain sides, but oh yes, I have just remembered, those countries eat goats, so maybe the muds not all that bad.

New faces have come and gone, all those rabbits went of to a bunny rescue (I know the staff miss them but we're really grateful to “one bun-at a time rabbit rescue" ( but they got 6 )
Dogs have come and some gone too. Sylvia and Bill have been jumping the EU hoops to be allowed to pick up dogs, and hired a shipping agent till they are sure they can get it right as they are scared to be turned around with dogs on board. It seems that even the tax office did not know the right answers, but now all dogs from EU whether rescue or other are £20 tax per dog.
So if the public decide to rescue a dog from the EU you can be sure the rescue or some one has spent a whole lot of funds to save that poor dogs life!
We still are in need of a new reception and are asking conservatory places if someone will help, as we were quoted 26 grand for the whole job.

The hay bags are super stupid!!! I saw one giving a magpie a ride round the round pen, Now how dumb is that???
Very few public come here now and when they do they have taken to doing a new fashion where they wear covers over their faces. I have given this thought and have come to the conclusion it’s a way to save on buying lipstick. Or it’s a new slimming aid (probably the latter as men seem to do this too)
Me? I live and let live, but some of the dogs have been confused and worried (but what do you expect with their inferior intelligence)

Sylvia is on the boat now going to Ireland, the van will be inspected (30minutes) she will then high tail it to the port and come home in time for 12 at night Pringles ( better late then never)
She really wanted to pick up dogs too, but was not allowed as she needs a certificate and that has to be waited for, for 7 or so days. So she has spent a lot of money for the ferry and her time, all that could have been spent on Pringles......or I suppose the dogs.

Well that’s my news!
Just one more thing.. someone called Sharron baked yummy treats for the staff! I only know this as one cake fell on the floor and some one trod on it so I was given it (I am not fussy)
Any way the staff loved the cakes and some were vegan too, so much, it really cheered them all up, so I thought I’d say thank you Sharron encase they did not!

Bye for now
Daisy May


PLEASE can someone give me a step by step account of what I need to bring dogs through customs from Southern Ireland?  Also do we need to pay VAT or some sort of tariff for each dog? We have spent MANY hours to be told many different things, including greyhounds are free as they are livestock????

I have done the course needed, applied for the Southern Ireland vehicle to be registered, booked the inspection of the two vans (which have to be driven over empty inspected return to UK empty) and await the form, costing £1,600 plus for the ferry.

Now I am trying to find out REALLY and DEFINITELY what to do next.  Do I have to pay customs or someone for each rescue dog? What forms do I fill in and who, and how do I pay?

This is truly a nightmare, and causing Bill and I so much worry. PLEASE CAN ANY ONE HELP?!!!


We are still looking for the right candidate to take over the care and management of our equines, and the people who interact with them. This person MUST be a good rider, have reliable transport, someone with 5 years of good references of full time jobs they have held.
You would need to be happy friendly outward going as well as responsible and organized. Please apply in writing first to Sylvia at telling her why you would be good for this job. We are at SA14 7HB please check you live locally enough to be reliable.

27-01-21 DAISY'S NEWS

As you can see I am beautifully camouflaged for the weather we have had!
One day was so cold all the pooches had little woolly coats on. I had a coat too, but in true goat style I tried to eat it, so Sylvia removed it.
The staff took in some pitiful little rabbits full of mites with coat loss and terrible eyes. Some need dental work that costs a fortune too, they really need some help.

Sylvia came back from Northern Ireland exhausted, but with some BIG 8 month old pups. They could not walk on the lead and all had to be carried, poor pups and poor staff!
I see they are now learning, which is lovely to see. These canines aren’t like us goats, gifted with brains, for we learn to walk so easily as we know it's good for us. The canines however,  sit on their back sides giving a refusal so often. It really would be so nice for them if they took their lessons more seriously. In fact I will have a word with them tonight......
Heck!!!! Every one's home schooling at the moment aren't they? 
Colin's getting special training by Frankie, he's the new yard manager. He has a lovely gentle voice with the an Irish accent.... makes a goat swoon!!!!
The water hoses have blown and split from the cold, the nozzles are all broken, we've all slipped and slided around on ice, but we are all here, as wonderful as ever.
I know that everyone is so grateful you’ve stuck with us through thick and thin helping us keep going. Just don’t forget us PLEASE.... Especially ME!!!!


AMAZING!!!! Simply amazing!!!! Yes I know it’s all about me but first before I tell you the rescue news, (that only I really know) but what’s amazing is I found I have yet another Auntie!  Now you may wonder why Auntie Maureen never told me (and yes so do I) but maybe my newly discovered Auntie is on the other side of the family tree. So now I have an Auntie Rita too and she too sent me some Pringles as she was so distressed to hear how Sylvia (who you all think is a darling,) in fact STOLE my Pringles and gave that hay bag Quarrel some. I am indeed a very lucky lady.
Back to the rescue. Sylvia sits an exam today to be allowed to pick up dogs in Southern Ireland. She dragged her friend Kelly to Boots (that’s a chemist she says, darn stupid name for a chemist) anyway they had to go and have a covid test. They both were gagging and left eye crying on coming out as the swab thing first gets rammed as deep in the back of the throat as it will go, then the same up their nostrils (lucky it was not the other way round I thought).
She had to pay £240 for that, all to rescue dogs from northern Ireland. Then to add insult to injury she was told freight drivers don’t need a covid test! I guess they are super humans that are immune to it!!!!  
She left in the afternoon, arrived and picked up dogs all night and came home then got in at 11 that night. Slowly many staff came through our gates to help.  I got so many MacDonald chips, cookies some weird sandwich and some other delicacies, as they had no idea the person in front had also remembered me!  All these great staff came for the love of dogs voluntarily, it's so heart-warming.  All came to help unload and help the dogs and Sylvia.
I watched Sylvia and Kelly get out of the van and all unload. So many BIG dogs looking scared. The big men had to carry them as they had not learnt the art of lead walking (something I might add I could do at 4 weeks old - but then again I am highly intelligent!!!).
The next day started and 5:45 with Sylvia and her dogs coming out. She gave me crisp or two or three, and then fed and walked dogs and took others out on her bike.  Then the staff started to come in. Sylvia started bathing one eared pups, pups with one eye, ones that had hernias and so many others. It was like Piccadilly Circus, I was told - so much coming and going.
Sylvia had been so worried about the trip and not slept well for nights, so the relief truly showed as truthfully that morning I had 15 Pringles and that made me and my tummies (I have 4 folks, hence the need for many many Pringles) very happy.
There are now with the ones my friend Joyce collected an extra 65 mouths to feed (all canine). Lots of the dogs have extra vet procedures to do so more funds to be spent.  Sylvia wanted Many Tears to own its own property, but now that’s on the back burner too.  Me well I apparently an still up for homing. I wish Sylvia would adopt me, but apparently she can't. Imagine Daisie-May Van Atta. I am like Anne of Green Gables, an orphan with no last name!!! Nevertheless I am loved and cared for her and lots chat to me.
Bye for now, sweet dreams especially my special Aunties.
Love Daisie-May


I want to thank all of you who have helped to make it possible to bring our dogs from Iraq.
We have also been able to save one more to the three we have shown you and this girl so deserves a Happy Ending,
Here are some pictures of one lucky girl who will come to Many Tears because of you all.

P.S one of  the pictures are disturbing, so please only look if prepared....




What a crazy week. The staff are running around measuring dogs to woolly jumpers, so they are all snuggly.
Sylvia was up at night with a sweet stray.  He may have been dumped by the look of his thick mats.  He doesn't say a lot, but I am sure has a story to tell. Sylvia called him Noble and when she checked him later, he was too scared to go into his warm bedroom so she dragged Bill out.
Now Bill was all pink and glowing from a hot bath and had just put on his bathrobe so he squeezed into Sylvia’s expandable pink fluffy slippers (knitted by a kind relatives friend).   He looked so funny nobly knees all exposed and these slippers, I started trembling and eventually could not stop myself and broke into a full blown deep chested bleat!! I had to go to the back of the stable as the more I thought about it , the more I laughed.  Poor Noble took one look and was pleased to get in his bedroom away from the nobly kneed pink fluffy footed human.
Up to then I was still a Sylvia fan, but today…. well she really let me down. She came to the field and called me rattling the Pringles. I just was busy and not worried as they are my Pringles not going anywhere BUT on the route back I saw Sylvia stop and offer Quarrel (one of the hay bags) some of MY crisps!! What can I say, other than she will have to work hard to get in my good books now.
Sylvia’s been working with Bill trying to get the relevant paperwork codes and all the bells and whistles needed to be allowed to go to Ireland to pick up the dogs. It’s so complicated, even huge firms are not getting it right.  By the end of the day and hours of phone calls later really hardly anything is achieved.
It’s been like an ice rink here so we are all being super careful and I hope you are too. Best wishes to you all, especially my Auntie Maureen (a long lost relative of mine!!!!!).


09-01-20 NOBLE

Last night a dog was found at Paxton tower running after a farmers 4x4 vehicle. The kind farmer opened his door and tbe dog jumped in. He put him on his Facebook page and shared the story, but no one came forward. He brought the dog to us in the evening. The dog would not walk on a lead as he was very worried. We will ask the local Dog Warden if we can keep him for the statatury 28 days that he must be held if he is not at the Pound before he can legally be rehomed....unless of the course the owner comes forward and says he does not want him. We would like to care for him here as he is so worried and extremely matted. He has no microchip, no ID collar and there is no way of us finding his last home.We have called him Noble. As we carried this boy to a warmer kennel, we found a price of barbed wire twisted into his undercarriage which needed to be removed. It is clear that he has had a hard time recently and we really want to make things better for him. Noble cannot be rehomed until we are legally able to. Anyone wanting to claim him will need to get in touch with us.




                                       Daisy extraordinaire blog, January 2021!

Here goes folks!
I am back sharing my amazing thoughts and secrets of Many Tears Rescue.
As you probably know I reside at this rescue ... And I am a goat!
Not just any goat ( although I must point out all goats are special) however I am that bit more special than all other goats.
Now you’ll find my blogs are full of facts, not bulls*** ( Notice I did not say goats***) as what passes through us goats is pure and transparent, but I believe bulls to be dishonest at times and quite contrary.

Back to this blog:
Christmas has come gone and now we are in a new year. Sylvia says it’s up to us all what we make of it ( and honestly she should know) but the new year has brought huge worries.
Sylvia has become Sherlock Sylvia with her husband, Bill Holmes. As a pair they have had to investigate what Brexit changes will mean to the rescue centre , how to comply with the new rules and which officials are telling the truth and which ones are full of bulls***!!!!
She has learnt that apart from jumping through hoops, being a specialist in reading deeply into websites and investigating whether they are right, spending a lot of cash to have vans inspected in Ireland and other very important new rules, she must also take a competency test in Ireland.
Well of course those demanding it are in competent themselves ? For if they were competent they would realise that there is only one place is allowed to give these competency test and hey, they are closed to do this because of COVID so it cannot be taken!

Sherlock and Holmes are now trying to establish what the heck to do now and all the time we are doing this there are dogs are waiting to come to Many Tears, that were passported before Christmas and now ready and waiting to travel to safety and love.
On top of this she is also worried for her loyal staff, the dogs of course, my wonderful self... and yes even the hay bags that roam about the fields so full of self importance, whinnying and looking so proud.
So you may ask yourself what will Sylvia do?
Two nights ago, she sat in my bedroom and snuggled into my side ( I allowed this as I was certain I would get a juicy bit of info, or maybe a snack) she said “Daisy it would be easy to sit and cry, but I know you are a good friend and that’s why I bleed my heart to you” (Now I am not breaking a confidence, just ensuring I keep my position as chief blogger here.) So she went on to say "Wwe all have choices, what we do with them is up to us. We can do our best and at the end of the day sleep knowing we have done all we can, or we can bath in our misery and misfortune."
Guess what ? You’ve got it, she and Many Tears will do ALL they can to help the voiceless, that’s me, the hay bags, the dogs and in fact everyone, both animals and human.
And the great thing is we can all help!
 I can blog, the hay bags can inspire, the dogs can love and treat each day as worth living and loving, and try to teach the humans to do that too. Sylvia ..... well she’s bonkers.
She dreams up all new ideas to keep us all going. And I think she’ll succeed as she is forever saying “Believe to Achieve ”

The staff are putting up higher stronger no climb fences to keep the inmates safe, all made possible due to some group Sylvia raves about called “The Bristol Buddies”

The vets have loved the new operating room though wished they had surgical magnifying glasses when doing intragate eye surgeries so the poor dogs don’t have miserably uncomfortable eyelashes constantly scarring their delicate eyes, but they cost a bomb so we pray that we can find one or fundraise for one.

So the place is as busy as it can be.
Sylvia hopes if you read her book and enjoyed it you may spread the word that we are here and we need help. You could encourage celebrities or the media to read it or, or even a film company or tv directors if you know them.

She says she can’t run the place on fresh air, I can see that.

Well I will sign off now Perhaps you may give a thought and a little prayer for us all here.
Sylvia needs love strength and courage, Me? Well I just need Pringles xxx



                                       Daisy extraordinaire blog, January 2021!

Here goes folks!
I am back sharing my amazing thoughts and secrets of Many Tears Rescue.
As you probably know I reside at this rescue ... And I am a goat!
Not just any goat ( although I must point out all goats are special) however I am that bit more special than all other goats.
Now you’ll find my blogs are full of facts, not bulls*** ( Notice I did not say goats***) as what passes through us goats is pure and transparent, but I believe bulls to be dishonest at times and quite contrary.

Back to this blog:
Christmas has come gone and now we are in a new year. Sylvia says it’s up to us all what we make of it ( and honestly she should know) but the new year has brought huge worries.
Sylvia has become Sherlock Sylvia with her husband, Bill Holmes. As a pair they have had to investigate what Brexit changes will mean to the rescue centre , how to comply with the new rules and which officials are telling the truth and which ones are full of bulls***!!!!
She has learnt that apart from jumping through hoops, being a specialist in reading deeply into websites and investigating whether they are right, spending a lot of cash to have vans inspected in Ireland and other very important new rules, she must also take a competency test in Ireland.
Well of course those demanding it are in competent themselves ? For if they were competent they would realise that there is only one place is allowed to give these competency test and hey, they are closed to do this because of COVID so it cannot be taken!

Sherlock and Holmes are now trying to establish what the heck to do now and all the time we are doing this there are dogs are waiting to come to Many Tears, that were passported before Christmas and now ready and waiting to travel to safety and love.
On top of this she is also worried for her loyal staff, the dogs of course, my wonderful self... and yes even the hay bags that roam about the fields so full of self importance, whinnying and looking so proud.
So you may ask yourself what will Sylvia do?
Two nights ago, she sat in my bedroom and snuggled into my side ( I allowed this as I was certain I would get a juicy bit of info, or maybe a snack) she said “Daisy it would be easy to sit and cry, but I know you are a good friend and that’s why I bleed my heart to you” (Now I am not breaking a confidence, just ensuring I keep my position as chief blogger here.) So she went on to say "Wwe all have choices, what we do with them is up to us. We can do our best and at the end of the day sleep knowing we have done all we can, or we can bath in our misery and misfortune."
Guess what ? You’ve got it, she and Many Tears will do ALL they can to help the voiceless, that’s me, the hay bags, the dogs and in fact everyone, both animals and human.
And the great thing is we can all help!
 I can blog, the hay bags can inspire, the dogs can love and treat each day as worth living and loving, and try to teach the humans to do that too. Sylvia ..... well she’s bonkers.
She dreams up all new ideas to keep us all going. And I think she’ll succeed as she is forever saying “Believe to Achieve ”

The staff are putting up higher stronger no climb fences to keep the inmates safe, all made possible due to some group Sylvia raves about called “The Bristol Buddies”

The vets have loved the new operating room though wished they had surgical magnifying glasses when doing intragate eye surgeries so the poor dogs don’t have miserably uncomfortable eyelashes constantly scarring their delicate eyes, but they cost a bomb so we pray that we can find one or fundraise for one.

So the place is as busy as it can be.
Sylvia hopes if you read her book and enjoyed it you may spread the word that we are here and we need help. You could encourage celebrities or the media to read it or, or even a film company or tv directors if you know them.

She says she can’t run the place on fresh air, I can see that.

Well I will sign off now Perhaps you may give a thought and a little prayer for us all here.
Sylvia needs love strength and courage, Me? Well I just need Pringles xxx


Thank you to everyone who has tried to find out the new Brexit rules for me picking up dogs in Ireland. I guess one of the reasons I could not get the answers was because no one knew until today.
Now I have worked out that between us taking the transport vans over for their mandatory inspections, the test I have to take and other expenses,  it will cost the rescue over £2000. This seems a lot because our inspections on our vans are not good enough for the Republic of Ireland, though they are DEFRA inspections which are acceptable here.It is tough spending money for no reason other than to satisfy a law?
First the rules changed and  we had to get passports for each dog and now we need a 10 page vets document and a rabies jab to be administered, all for these dogs that need us to come to the UK, a country that has no rabies from the beginning of the 20th century, from a country that has had no rabies for longer than that!.   


An update on Little Bea, Romea & Stevie!

We are still raising funds to bring these three wonderful dogs over to the UK from Iraq to give them a chance at finding their forever homes.

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated or shared their story so far. We are so grateful for all of your help and support in helping us to help them.

With your kindness and support we can hopefully bring them to the UK soon.

To watch their story so far, please click here.

If you'd like to donate via PayPal please follow this link below. Thank you so much for your support.



Help please! I’m looking for advice re: the Brexit rule changes for transporting animals. Is there anyone with knowledge who could offer me some clear and accurate advice please?

I have been told that from January 1st, UK dog transporters can no longer go into Southern Ireland or Northern Ireland without tests, paperwork or their transport vans being registered etc.

But I cannot find out how to do this.. where to fill in forms, where to take tests or even if it’s true.

It’s a huge mess and unless I get it sorted dogs will die.

I need help please. If you have any knowledge and can help, please email me on

Thank you.
Sylvia VanAtta



A Daisy Mae Christmas special..
Now I find myself not just the chief blogger but also the chief garbage contractor!
Today the staff got food and drinks to reward their good work.. Me? I got to do the clean up!

Well actually it wasn’t so bad really!
Any way have a great day!
And give me a call if you want your Christmas dinner table cleaned up..
I don’t charge a lot honest!!!!


Amble and Amour are two older Westies who we spayed on the eve of Christmas Eve. We believe they might be sisters and we so want them to find a home together. Poor Amour had a mammary lump removed and had a terrible pyo filled with pu. She would have sadly died if she hadn't had it removed soon, thankfully we were in time to save her. Thank you so much to those of you who knit and crochet these little blankets as they really come in useful in the vets to warm up dogs recovering from surgery.
I would just like to say, thank you to everyone for your support over Christmas, best wishes to you all.


At last my status has been recognized! I no longer have to put up with the terrible jokes from the canines in this establishment all about goats, like "Hey Daisy, how do you stop a goat charging…. Unplug it.!"  Now I can see by these very sad little jokes, that the dog is far far inferior in intelligence than me, so I have learnt to just look the other way.
However to day I got a parcel addressed and labelled like this.
To Many Tears News Reporter and Blogger also Head of Security. Daisy-Mae.
Whoo hoo at last I am a recognised important member of staff. I get my chance to air my voice and be able to tell the dogs to butt out if they interfere. In the package was Pringles galore. They came from Auntie Maureen. This is another amazing find, as I had no idea I had an Auntie at all, but wish to thank her not only for her gift but for her insight and intelligence recognizing my worth!

Enough about just me. It’s been a month of highs you cannot imagine and lows as in rock bottoms. We had a sweet little fellow be born unexpectedly. Three days later the polar bear (well I thought he looked like one, but the canines said he was a Labrador) was rejected by his mum. He died twice but Sylvia gave him the kiss of life and brought him back. Chelsea took him home nursed him fed him every two hours. We were all in love with this chubby man. Then at 15 days he was suddenly not wanting food, and just like that he died. Sylvia could not help him this time and nor could the vet. It left us all human canine and me broken.

Next let’s get to the complete mess up of Brexit that WILL cost thousands of dogs lives. Some say that Brexit was too big and complex issue to allow the ill-informed public to vote on but I will let you into a secret.  The reason was the government had no idea what they were doing so thought this way they could put the blame on all who voted with the poor lack of facts given to them. Now as expected it’s a huge mess.
Sylvia at present can no longer go to Southern Ireland and pick up the dogs. Her van would have to be registered to a business in Southern Ireland as a dog transport van and  she would need to go to Southern Ireland to take a written competency test.
Can the van be registered in two places? No
Can it be registered from here? No
Can transporters from Southern Ireland be paid to bring the dogs? Yes
Can they take dogs bac? No  - so they will have to double the fee to make it pay

And that’s just the half of it.
Sylvia and Bill sit on the end of a phone hours to be told they don’t really know. Sylvia won't sleep, she is so sad for the dogs all over the continent that will die because of all Brexit does not have to offer!!!!!   She wonders if anyone has the time to get to the bottom of all this and see if charities could be exempt????

The dogs had thought they’d like to run the country, they felt with their loyal loving natures they could do a great job.  I did point out my own superior intelligence and suggested a goat may make a better Prime Minister as dogs do really daft things but the dogs said yes but look at the government. They have a point!!

Back to Many Tears, it’s just a happy/sad place so now we say it's Sappy. I may joke about these dogs, but they really come in with terrible stories and some are so sad, It’s the staffs jobs to jolly them and they are really great even in the rain.
When we can reopen come and visit,  come and help and you can see for yourselves.
Have a wonderful Christmas I wish you all “ Christmas Bleating’s
Daisy-Mae x


In this video you will meet some of the staff and dogs at Many Tears and hear Sylvia talking about the difficulties and responsibility of rehoming dogs, especially during the pandemic.

Rehoming animals always involves a massive amount of responsibility, as we have to do our best for the futures of every dog in our care. All homes are carefully considered for each dog.

We are grateful for each and every one of you, our supporters and adopters who make this possible and have opened your hearts to give these dogs these dogs the most amazing homes and to all those who send donations to help us continue and to those who share our posts and send your support in every other way.

Without you we cannot continue and we thank you all.

Thank you to Because Animals are Worthwhile for filming this video.


This Christmas, be a part of giving the ULTIMATE gift.. THE GIFT OF LIFE.

All over the World people strive to help dogs, many with no real hopes for their future.

This Christmas, Many Tears Rescue want to give hope to the volunteers who work tireleslly with these dogs overseas. Many Tears would like to bring Little Bea, Romea and Stevie over to the UK, to give them a chance of finding their forever homes.

This is a HUGE undertaking, the shelter in Iraq will arrange the logistics of the transport, but travelling the dogs is expensive so we would be so grateful for any donations towards this.

In our opinion, there is NO price one can put on a dog's life.. so please watch this video, see their stories and consider helping us to help them have a better future.

Thank you for caring. Together, we could save them all.

Sylvia and all at Many Tears Animal Rescue





Yet another week is flying by in this pandemic and we all don’t know if we are coming or going!
The dogs and I feel we may have a better handle on keeping Wales safe then the government sometimes... After all the humans are supposed to have more common sense obviously, but really? Some things just seem to add up. I mean, what’s the sense in pubs being open but no alcohol allowed to be sold, but in supermarkets you can buy gallons of the stuff? Makes my head ache! Anyway enough about that.

Here the dogs had a secret the other day and I feel I am able to share the gossip!
The dogs get to go out early every morning...each kennel is opened up and the dogs are greeted, checked and let out to play before breakfast.
But in one kennel there were two dogs that went to bed in the evening but by the morning there were three! Wow it blew my mind! Anyway the new Mummy dog could not look after her little puppy so he is being looked after by one of my very favourite people. ( Favourite people to chase, that is!)
Gosh I am not even an admirer of canines but this tiny little guy is just scrumptious!

Coll nearly got a home and we were so excited but in the end Floss the collie was a better match for the adopter. Colls a cool dude and I have a lot of fun chatting to him so I am glad to still see him but sad he has not found his home yet.

Sylvia’s stopped crying and has pulled herself together now and moving forwards ( thank goodness, as I hate a snivelling human )

Christmas is coming, someone said I looked like a sheep enough to play a part in a nativity scene, believe me if they did that to me I would literally wreck the place ( I am far, far superior to any sheep.)

Well that’s all for now,


Everyone here at Many Tears has had a tough year due to the pandemic. We lost all of our planned fundraisers, had to close our volunteer programmes and we have even lost valued friends and fosterers to Covid.
We, like so many of you, have struggled, cried and worried a lot but the dogs have kept us going. The dogs need us to carry on and they help us to SMILE every day.
They show us what’s important and Sylvia would like to read you a poem we have displayed at the rescue. We hope it makes you smile too.
Please help us to keep going, to keep smiling and by helping, we hope you’ll smile too. Enjoy!


A lot of new faces here today, Sylvia and Kelly went to get them. Sylvia’s wearing a very strange look, she looks a lot like a racoon, ( I know that’s rude to say,) I think her tears and tiredness may have created those black rings round her eyes, let’s hope it’s not a new human look, as I must say it’s very unattractive. Any way I am off track, really only reason I mentioned it is that ever other breath I think of pringles, and Sylvia’s the one who gives them to me …. Yum …..
Any way back to the centre. Lisa the manager leaves this week, and the new horse manager is not staying now as the journey turns out to be too far for her. (Now secretly that may be one of the reasons for the tears from Sylvia, I think she just feels overwhelmed, but don’t worry folks, tonight I will share my ration of pringles and all will be well for her, Honest !!!!)
The dogs here are such a strange bunch, though they all speak dog, a language I luckily studied when a kid at the goat academy I attended, they all speak a variation, they speak in cav tongue or lab tongue or whatever, and all hang in groups depending on their parentage. Me well I strut about when dark and chat to all. They are fairly happy with their bed breakfast and dinner free board, though feel a few extra outings to steak houses and perhaps bouncy castles may be fun. Some have had a long stay, and some are just not getting the fact that the humans hold the key to their happiness, and even if they don’t trust them, for goodness sake pretend, then suss them out once in their homes. I explained the humans are quite easy to train once they are invested in you, and the benefits are AMAZING.
Well I am off now, grazing I have the hedge rows to trim and some staff to maybe chase if I feel like it.
Daisy the amazing x


Earlier this year I asked for supporters help to raised money to buy equipment and other supplies for the rescues in Antigua who were struggling to survive.  The support you gave was wonderful and I have received this from them which I wanted to share with you all.

From the Antigua Rescues
Just wanted to take time out to say what a life saver your donation has been.  It is incredibly difficult to get supplies in as we only have Amerijet and Fedex and DHL coming atm. The former bumps what they see as non essential goods all the time so often our supplies take weeks to get here and the latter is really expensive. So all the surgical supplies are great.
The swabs, sutures, scrub solution and the crates have been used by the various charities as emergency accommodation during the tremendous rains and for shipping out to new homes when we are able.
The surgical tools have replaced mine which were on their last legs and bulky items like Elizabethan collars have been of great help. I honestly don't know how we would have managed without all your items so am sending a huge thankyou from Antigua

As well as the thanks from them I add my thanks to everyone who took part in this.  It was a huge success and you have helped save a lot of dogs lives.


Wet wet wet!
Us goats aren’t supposed to like the rain, luckily I am not like any other goat.
Rain, well that’s just a way of getting more attention.
I talked to the canines and equines and it seems they all feel the same. You see the humans hate the rain so they think to make themselves feel better they will give special attention to all of us.
We get beds constantly changed, heat lamps on all the time. Extra treats warm meals, some of us feel we have it made. Now the humans ...well they go home looking like the kitchen mops. Some other humans sometimes send them soup and cookies (which I try to taste for them.)
Now news......
There’s a group called Bristol Buddies and they are fund raising to make the fences in the dogs yard higher, not sure why as the country sides lovely round here and I am sure the dogs would love running about and exploring.
The other day men came and pulled the old vets surgery down and now there’s gaping space and Sylvia says she wants to put a new reception there instead of the little summer house they use. Personally watching the humans in the rain doesn’t bother me a bit, especially if the humans wander over to me with a treat or two.
Sylvia says Many Tears is now a registered charity, she told me she hopes it will help the rescue survive. She also said her books printed and ready to be sold ...... I so hope she gives me a few copies to digest.. I love a good book to eat.
Lastly I said I’d tell you about Edith the unicorn.
Edith’s a spoilt brat.... Sylvia’s granddaughter Sydney was trying so hard at school but some how could not keep up and that made her sad. Edith turned up in a terrible state and Sylvia let Syd name her and told her she was a unicorn but her horn only showed on a full moon. Sydney loved her. Now this is truly crazy ... I have two horns and they show all tbe time but I don’t have a little girl who worships me!!!
Back to the story Edith grew to be a loved spoilt pony/unicorn Sydney got noticed and diagnosed with acute dyslexia and now she’s doing well at school and being helped.
Edith made her feel strong and special. Here they run programs with equines to help children and adults, the humans run the program but the horses and ponies do the teaching....... if you want to come get happy and help the equines and possibly yourself just call you’ll see it’s magic.
Bye for now
Enjoy your day.... you’ll never get this day back so make the most of it .....wet or dry.


Today Story went to her forever home with her new owner and their resident husky. I want to say thank you to everyone who was involved with her rescue, all my staff and the wonderful people who are going to give her a chance.

10-11-20 SOME GOOD NEWS!

I finally have some good news to share with you. Yesterday we got notification from the Charity Commission that Many Tears has become a registered charity.  Things will start to change and our charity number will be added to the website, paperwork etc.  We can also benefit from Facebook, Amazon and so many more things but it will take time to get it all sorted out.   I'm so hopeful  that this will help us with funding and open new opportunities which we need now more than ever.

07-11-20 DAISY MAEs BLOG

My name is “Daisy May”I am a goat!!!! I guess they called me Daisy as I am white ( not much of an imagination I think) However the May part is different. That’s not so much of a name as a fact. You see I may or may not do as you want, and often it’s the later!
I have been here a while, I make NO attempt what so ever to find a home, though I do suck up to Sylvia a lot , as I figure she possibly has the final word on where we live and how.
I like it here, I have a routine, I amuse the staff ... and I  give them little adrenaline rushes some days when they come to get me in the fields and I am on a “ I may not want to come in day”... I rear and charge, head down like a RAGING BULL, and watch them all scatter!!  However if Sylvia’s about I meekly trot up and let her rub my beautiful head.

 I have watched the comings and goings of dogs, workmen and such, and thought as we are lucky enough to have a spare computer now, I would put it to good use telling you all what’s going on.
I then thought I could slip in a few little hints to make my day better.

In fact if you want we can play a game:
I will give you a hint of what I LOVE, and  if you get it you can send me some....
If you don’t guess right and I win, then your penance is you can send me some.
So here goes………..

Humans eat them. Tthey are crunchy, and probably designed especially for goats, as the shape fits our mouths perfectly. Their name rhymes with "dingles"…., did you get it? 
If so, please send me some!
My address is
Daisy May
Cosy Stable,
Many Tearrs Rescue,
Cwmlogin House,
I hope you win, or not…. So I will be looking out for the post man now and I wont eat his postbag. 

 I will blog soon.

Ps When Lockdown is over, If you’d like to be dragged around the hedgerows in the lanes, please come and walk me.

Daisy May xxxx

Here is a picture of me and Edith the unicorn, that’s another story I will tell you next blog. x

29-10-20 A glimpse of what we do at Many Tears


Last week a wonderful young film maker named Eden visited us here at Many Tears to make a video to give you all a glimpse at what we do here at the Rescue. We are delighted with the results and inviteyou all to watch the product of her hard work and share it with your friends. Please do remember to subrscribe to our YouTube channel too as we regularly add videos of the dogs in our care.
Massive thanks to Eden and Sharon for visiting us, we love to have you here and hope to see you again soon!



This week Sylvia has been to Ireland to collect dogs that so desperately needed our help. In this video she takes us on her journey as they arrive in Wales to start their new lives.

Not only are these trips incredibly expensive, but they take an incredible amount of time and energy to arrange. This is only possible through your kindness and generosity. If you'd like to donate towards these dogs and to help future dogs just like them, please click the link below.

Thank you so much for all of your continued help and support.


Maisie has been found safe and sound!
Thank you so much to everyone who shared her photo and especially to those who helped in the search for her. Special thanks to Jo and Alison who never gave up and to Anne Louise, who has helped us locate many missing dogs, for lending her expertise and knowledge.
We are so grateful for everyone's help and support and so thrilled that Maisie is now back home with her family!


In this video, Sylvia takes us on another tour of the kennels at Many Tears, introducing us to some of the wonderful characters we have waiting patiently for their forever homes!

If you'd like to donate to help us save more dogs like these, you can make a donation through Paypal here. Thank you so much for watching and supporting us.


This is a copy of what Bryony has put on our Equine News.  I wanted to let people know it is not just dogs and cats we care for.

Beautiful Molly has more going on on the inside than you would think.  On the outside she is 15 hands of marvellous American bred horse, on the inside she has chronic laminitis and cushings disease.
Molly's cushings is managed by one small pink pill a day but the laminitis is a bit more complicated. Every year Molly has an annual foot scan to see how things are going inside her hoof. This time we had a new vet from the Dyffryn Tywi equine practice in Nantgaredig. The picture features Peter who visited Molly this time.  Each front hoof is x-rayed annually and this years x-rays didn't reveal much different from last year.  Whilst this is good news there is no deterioration, Peter is encouraging us to try and get Molly's hooves to improve.
Biotex-80 is the product he recommended, whilst he sounded like part of their sales team, and gave it a great pitch, Peter gets no money for gaining a sale and recommended it purely based on the fact he has seen such HUGE improvement on horses by using this, so this is the next part of Molly's hoof journey, we have set out to order some of this supplement to try and get some better hoof growth.
Biotex-80 is replacing Molly's current Biotin, as it has 3x more amount of biotin in every kg making it much stronger! This is great news for Molly, and we can't wait to try it! Whilst Peter was here, he did Molly's bloods and we are now awaiting the results to check that she is on the right amount of medication still to manage the cushings. When I told Peter Molly has cushings, he was very surprised, and commented on how well she looks!! Everyone knows Molly just knows how much of an angel she is, and how Sylvia will do absolutely anything to keep her happy, healthy and comfortable!!
Hopefully we can update in a few weeks one we manage to order it as to how she gets on with the supplement! Molly also needs new boots. These are so we can walk her on the road to graze on the keb side and help her to keep moving if the fields are to wet to turn her out in. These boots are special and cost over £200, the new biotin product is also super expensive at over £100. Good horse care is just not cheap!!!!! But is so necessary.



Having said we don’t want more bedding we are now in difficulty. We looked at commercial washing machines that could be used to wash the dog bedding but now realise that is not an option as three phase power is needed and we cannot install this. This also means we cannot get an incinerator to burn the bedding so we are now looking at different skip options and it looks like we will be spending an extra £400 plus a month on emptying the skip of used dog bedding. 

So for dog bedding we are still looking for blankets (preferably lightweight/fleece) cut up if they are large, vet bed, duvets (not feather) cut up and sewn to stop the stuffing escaping if at all possible, but NO pillows, cushions, foam, carpet, curtains, or any bedding that would not work for your own dog.

If items are donated that cannot be used we will have to pay for that to be dumped which just adds to our expenses so please only donate what is listed above.

Please be kind and help us make beds comfy for our charges but only with items that we can use, by doing this you can help us to continue our work.
Thank you

22-08-20 DOG BEDDING

We wish to thank everyone who has donated dog bedding in the past years however we are going to have to try something different.

Owing to the huge monthly bill of over £1000 to empty our skip of used bedding we started to burn the cardboard boxes and used bedding. Sadly this is not allowed as classed as burning commercial waste.

We are now going to have to set ourselves up better with the following.

  1. A really big commercial/industrial washing machine.
  2. Rolls of rubber backed vet bed which must be in light colours so we can easily see any health problems. If you would like to help with vet bed donations you can find this on our Amazon Wish List.

We will have to wash daily and hang out 80 beds a day to try to dry in Wales (!!!) and try to only use the drier if we really have to. This as you can imagine feels like another nail in the coffin.

Going forward we can accept:

  1. Lightweight/fleece blankets that are quick to dry and that are already cut to fit in dog beds of all sizes.
  2. Duvets - but only single ones which are cut up into 4 pieces or double/kingsize cut into 6 pieces and sewn to stop the filling coming our as we can rewash these and hang to try to dry. Some dogs that need extreme help need the padded duvets (no cushions, pillows, carpeting etc)

There are many problems at the rescue but one of the main ones is the skip is charged on weight and as they are not covered everything gets soaked which in turn makes it heavy. In addition the birds and feral cats split the bags open which just adds to the problem.

Our dogs comfort is paramount, but to keep running is also paramount, we hope you all understand.

Any help to buying the commercial washing machine or vet bed would be very gratefully received.


11-08-20 Coll - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Now you've seen the good, the bad and the ugly.
Coll has waited a long time, but the special person he needs hasn't met him yet.
He needs time, patience and consistency.
If you can help the good side of Coll, in time it will far outweigh the bad.
If you can give him a chance, please contact us.


This week, we've had lots of wonderful new dogs arrive at Many Tears, all ready to start their next chapters in life! Here's a look at some of the lovely little faces now in our care..
These dogs will be added to the website over the next few days so please be patient and keep an eye on the website if there's one you're interested in but can't find yet. Please don't contact the office as we can't keep a waiting list, thanks!


It is with great sadness I need to tell you all our darling chow chow pup Teckles died last night. She came in with two bulging blind eyes and the vet found her also to have a rattily chest. We treated the eyes till she'd be well enough to remove them as the they could not see and they could not be saved.
The rattily chest was treated but worsened, antibiotics were changed and we continued with all meds. We knew the eyes were urgent but feared she could not go through a big operation.
Teckles started to show neurological signs yesterday and the vet was worried and this morning we were going to make the huge decision to go ahead with the operation despite her problems. This decision was taken out of our hands as she died in the early hours of the morning.
I want to say thank you to the two vets who helped us day and night, to Steve and Helen for taking her home and loving her between her vet stays, and to all who donated towards her operation, that now cannot be done.
Many of the dogs we are getting in lately are needing huge veterinary care, and have proved to be very challenging. I hope you won’t mind, but the funds raised we would like to use for others in special needs. If you donated and don’t want this, please send your name and email addressto and we will refund the money.


Yesterday we welcomed some rather unique animals into the rescue! We have a few chinchillas, degus and a sugar glider all looking for their forever home!
If you are interested in adopting any of these, please don't email about them, but keep an eye on the website for further information.


My whole ethos in life is to help and rescue and rehome dogs that need help. I do this for the dogs.

  • I don’t think by helping a greyhound I am enabling greyhound racers to get another to race
  • I don’t think by taking a foxhound I help the hunt to get another to kill foxes.
  • I dont think by taking a would be dog owners rejected untrained dog I am helping them to make room so they can go out and buy a cute pup, or by taking a breeding dog I am helping breeders to get another better suited to breed.

I do however think of that dog as every dog's life matters!!!

I work 24/7 to help dogs.  Instead of criticising I wish people would put their energy to work and not their tongues. They could work my days alongside me and make an honest assessment then instead of criticise and send horrible anonymous emails.

The reason dogs have so many friend is...
They wag their tails and not their tongues. Thank God they are my friends!!!!


Here is a video introducing some of our lovely new arrivals, all of whom have arrived at Many Tears over the past few days ready to start their new chapters in life and find their forever homes.
We have lots of adorable new faces, a real wide variety of breeds and some very special puppies too. Each dog is so wonderful in their own way and all are so very deserving of finding their perfect forever family.
Some of these dogs are already on the website and the rest will be added over the coming days.


The worry is huge.
Running this rescue is exhausting.... However the rewards are immense.

I finished the book I wrote in the hope it could be used to help finance this place, but not one publisher answers my request for info on publishing on whether to send the book to them.
The one publisher I sent it to never even acknowledged it they received it, or answer any emails. I have no idea if none are working due to the pandemic.

Please... if you know anyone in the publishing world who would look at the book with a view to publishing it, pease, please let me know I am desperate for help, so I may in turn help the rescue.
Please email me at  thank you


There will be transport to Romania agan in a couple of weeks and last time we took that opportunity to ask you all if you would like to support the puppies out in Romania in the care of some wonderful people who do not allow harm to come to the dogs and do their very best to find homes all around the world for dogs that desperately need help and have a bleak future without them.

The pups in their care are born already unwanted, unloved and unplanned. They need to be cared for, fed good nutrition and placed in homes who will agree to get them neutered to break the endless cycle of strays and suffering that takes place in so many countries. We have helped similar situations recently in Antigua and now Romania. The care and compassion from you all never ceases to amaze us and we are humbled by your kindness.

Many Tears is struggling, just like many others at the moment. We fret about our future, struggle to get by. The ladies that help the Romanians work their socks off with no resources and for us to offer to share their good work and try and give them a hand gives them hope.
Even in the darkest of times we all need hope and faith.

To make a donation for the Romanian pups you can send a donation via our PayPal appeal for them here

or choose items from our Romanian Puppy Wishlist here

08-07-20 Daisie May Snacking!


Daisie May loves her snacks and once you pop, she can't stop! She really is the most special goat.


This week has been full of extraordinary acts of love and kindness.

The first was when a frightened dog that was adopted in Cornwall got away from her new adopter and was lost. Keith, one of our staff had fostered her. He jumped in his car and drove all the way to Cornwall after he had worked all day, down to the place she was last seen. He took his little dog with him and amazingly found her!

The second was today, some mean, uncaring person put rabbits on the road, at the edge of woodlands in Swansea and left. A kind person found them but one had run into the woods. The dear little rabbits were brought here safely, but I was so upset to think of the other rabbit in the woods who would probably get killed by foxes or a dog. I told a staff member Chelsea about them and she drove straight there and after a search actually found two more rabbits and they are now in transit here to be reuntited with the others.
All the young bunnies are going to be looking for homes. They will need a shelter and good run, not a hutch and no proper space of course.  If you have a great setup for these lucky bunnies and you are interested in adopting,  please email but we are also looking to see if there is a rescue more equiped for rabbit care who can take them.


Today we welcomed some dogs to Many Tears who had been saved by Caki in Bosnia. Here is a short video of them arriving with some information about the dogs.


Although Many Tears is constantly in need of funds I try to help others in desperate circumstances. After watching the video on Caki's fund raising page I felt compelled to help. You can hear my thoughts here
If after listening you would like to help this rescue get the funds it needs to buy a vehicle to continue saving dogs please donate via their crowdfunding page HERE



As seen through the eyes of BIll!


Here are some of the dogs who are in the kennels mostly waiting to find their new homes.  To help us continue with their care and to carry on saving dogs just like them who need a safe place to stay until their forever homes can be found please donate whatever you can.  Every single donation helps no matter how large or small - each one is gratefully received.



All these dogs find it quite hard meeting new dogs, but they can do it and they manage to settle but it takes time. They've had a life that we couldn't even imagine, so you can't think that they're going to be settled into your home and happy straight away, they just need to be given a chance that they so deserve. Ben is only a puppy and Daisy dog is only young too, but they're both beautiful dogs, still looking for their forever homes.


As some of you know whilst having empty kennels I felt it imperative to fill them. If there were no dogs in the world suffering that would be different, but the reality is there are. I reached out and found a Romanian rescue trying hard to do their very best. However lack of funding means nearly all the care falls on one ladies shoulders. Having had pups of 4-6 months on a previous run realized that some of these pups have spent a lot of time at the rescue and needed more handing in these essential informative weeks of the life of any pup. I therefore have sent money and will continue to try to fund a part time puppy socializers wages all the time I am taking dogs from this rescue, as well as helping fund their travel.
Here are some pictures of pups too young to travel awaiting the chance of good homes now having time being socialized.
I know some feel I should not help Romanian dogs, and of course I always take UK dogs first, but at this time AMAZINGLY there are very few dogs in need of space being called in, and these poor Romanian dogs need help so much. Some say educate the country, this can be done via the rescues, but without funding the rescues simply cannot run to UK standards and set a president for the people. The rescues over there Especially the one we are trying to help do Everything in their power, and we are supposedly a nation of dog lovers, I felt we could help.

01-06-20 An email to bring joy to your heart..

Today I received an email from the adopters of Doris, which I'd like to share. Doris was the most shut down of the last Romanian dogs. Not the most reactive, but most shut down. I am so worried about all maybe this will help people see the effort needed.

"Hi Sylvia

I hope you are well. This email is sent to bring joy and happiness to you for all that you do for the many dogs that are in need of love and help.

Here is an update on Romanian Doris (now Indie) which I'm hoping will give your heart lots of happiness. We are a week on now, and here is what our girl has been up to since leaving MT last Sunday.

Monday - Quiet day getting her used to us moving around the house and garden.

Tuesday - Came out of the house for the first time on her own. Started showing an interest in toys.

Wednesday. - We started recall, by asking our lab Isi and Springer Millie (was Vanessa at MT and whom we adopted last Aug) to 'come'. Indie was quick to learn that if she followed me and the other girls around the garden (on her long line) she would receive small rewards of cheese. By the afternoon, I put the other girls in and Indie was following me to 'Indie, come'....???? She saw cows today that had been put in the field opposite the house. She barked at first, but soon ignored them.

Thurs - First walk. New harness had arrived. We decided against using the crate in the car, as it was impossible to get her out safely as I had to climb into my car to get her out, and was afraid of slipping/tripping and also felt as though we were 'getting in her face' when trying to prise her out of it) so we bought a sturdy crash tested harness. Harnessed her into the truck, long line attached and took her to one of our fields. She opted to lie in the long grass and wasnt really interested in exploring. Continued recall in garden.

Friday - Took her to same field. This time, she walked around the perimeter. (10 acres) Continued recall in garden

Saturday. Took her to different field where Andrew's grandsons were riding their bikes. Kept her at a distance. She was watching them but we didn't allow any close contact at this stage. It was intended as an introduction to kids and bikes. She decided today to join Isi in her basket today, so I moved hers from where she had wanted to be when she arrived (up a long corridor between hall and lounge) and put it where I'd originally put it with Isi's and Millies. Continued recall.

Sunday - Started asking her to come 'this way' by zig zagging and turning when she was recall training, instead of going in a straight line up and down garden. Jumped out of the truck for the first time when we got to the field. Started recall training in the field with an approximate 80% success rate. As a stray, she will obviously be used to wandering around at will, hither and thither, and we can see this in her. Our work is to get her to the point of wanting to stay with the pack. This is going to take time as she's very independent- although still wary. When she's not playing or training in the garden, she likes to got to 2 places under bushes. I usually end up having to climb under to get her out, but yesterday, decided to see how long she would stay there. I put a bowl of water close to her, and set about painting my outside windows, washing car and weeding. She stayed out for 3 and a half hours, before coming out on her own! I felt so proud of her! Took a treat out of my hand for the first time. Continued recall.

I know you'll be as proud of her as we are. We will continue in our efforts to help build her trust in us. I'm under no illusions that this is going to be an easy task. She is still very flighty, but she will allow me to pick her up in the garden (as she still won't come in on her own - even for a treat) so I say 'basket' as I pick her up and deliver her promptly to it, so she knows I'm taking her to a place of safety. She's better in the house now, and will even sit in the downstairs loo (whilst we're on the loo!????)......

Keep up the good work Syvia. I know you will. We'll be back again in a couple of years when our lab goes over the rainbow bridge.

In the meantime, we send you our gratitude for all that you do, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for trusting us to take care of Indie.

All the best
Tina and Andrew."


In these days that are so strange I am closer to breaking down and having a cry than ever.
Yesterday I realised two trees planted well over 10 years ago on memory of my dogs will never recover and have died dispite all the care I gave them trying to get them to recover.
Today a staff member carved a plaque for me which has a poem my wonderful mum sent me years ago I thought I would share it with you all .

Daisie May exploring the field


Today I took Daisie May to explore the field. She is such a special goat and was willing to walk with me to check it out. If you are seriously interested in rehoming Daisie May then please email us at


This is our newest arrival at Many Tears.. Daisy May the goat! Poor Daisy has been quite ill as she's had an infection in her udder, but with lots of TLC, daily milking and injections she will soon be on the mend. She's very sweet and walks well on a lead, we think she may have been someones pet at some point. She doesn't like other goats, ponies or cows but we're going to work with her and either find her the right home or make her happy here.


This is Clover.. she has a home to go to, but while she is waiting to go there she wanted to hold on tight and not let go to something she has heard is very important in these troubled times!!! To support us and help us continue to save dogs like Clover please donate


24-05-20 So you'd like to own a rescue?


I have been asked why I am taking Romanian dogs. Well it’s because we have kennel space and they need a chance of life like any dog.
The dogs we have taken in from Romania are desperate and have witnessed unimaginable atrocities which most of us would find unbearable to even think about.
The rescue is truly struggling out there so I am going to try to send them some puppy toys, starter puppy food and ordinary puppy food along with a few thermometers and some puppy milk. If you care, like I do, then please help.
We have added items to an Amazon Wish List but many of them can also be sourced from other places like pet stores and supermarkets, very often cheaper and delivered directly to Many Tears at Cwmlogin House, Cefneithin. Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA14 7HB or you can drop them at our gates marked for the Romanian Puppy Appeal.
If you would like to make a donation for us to purchase items on your behalf, please send us the PayPal link which will send funds to the Romanian Puppy Appeal.
Thank you so mucyh

Amazon Wish List


21-05-20 It saddens me..

It saddens me that someone hates Many Tears enough to involve the crime squad. They were told we have no license to travel dogs (which is wrong), that we are not allowed to home dogs (which is wrong) and the charming dog lover ???? who made these allegations involving the police also said the rescue is open to the public (which is also wrong) We of course could prove all. We like every one are trying to survive, however we unlike some are trying to save lives too as well. My God after a week like this with all the daily worry who ever you are your timings spot on.... I am fried!!!!!!

However, there are still dogs that need to be found homes and here are some of our newest arrivals.

20-05-20 ARCHIE

This is our blind dog Archie.. who said blind dogs can't have fun? Look at all the fun he is having playing and galloping around and enjoying life!

15-05-20 New arrivals from Romania

We are delighted to welcome some dogs from Romania who have all been saved from very difficult situations. With space here at the kennels we have the room to give them a warm cosy bed and start to give them lots of love and attention . As you can see, they are all wonderful, sweet and we are looking forward to helping them on their way to their new homes. If you would like to know more about them please go to and if you feel able to make a donation please click the link . Thank you for your support

14-05-20 New Arrivals At The Rescue

Today we were privileged enough to receive 40 Romanian dogs.
All were saved from near death situations.
I am strong, realistic and usually get on with jobs not letting my emotions get in the way...
However when our driver returned with these dogs and I met them ( having already known their stories) I cracked.
The adult dogs are amazing, gentle and forgiving babies. They are so so ready for love.
The juveniles don’t know what’s going on and they just remember the times of no food and pain and mistrust.
Please if you can help these guys do
They deserve you x


**Click Here to find out more info and take part in our IM-Perfect Pawtraits fundraiser**

Of course I am worried about our future, but we are not giving up. I had thought our new fundraiser to be a great way to have allot of fun, but really sadly only a few have wanted to partake. PLEASE share this with every one, and also have a go. I myself am sending in a picture just to support and for the fun of it. secretly I hope I have a child drawing my boy, but its pot luck. So as we cannot have a dog show, raise funds at stalls , do all the things that we used the funds to run on, think of having a shot at being the lucky one or not and getting a great picture of your pet , whichever way will be drawn with love and support.
Sylvia x


All day Friday I felt on edge, then in the evening I sat with my dogs and wept.
I know it’s weak, and I know everyone is trying so hard to be positive, but none of that helps.
I have empty kennels and staff on furlough. Contrary to most beliefs the furlough program is not without costs to the employer, and still costing us around £250 a month per employee, just not to be here. I have had to let staff go as all those £250 are just adding up and up and up, and at the end, we won’t have the work for all the staff we had before the crisis.
I have taken on three peoples work, as have others, just to try to get through this.
Plans started and paid for well before the coronavirus have been hard and slow to achieve, and dogs all over the world are dying as their UK contacts have had no way to get the dogs.
It’s going to take a very long time to be able to recover, and this will mean a lot of canines will suffer in the meantime.
Though a stupid dream, I throw away £1 a week on the lottery. If we owned our own premises , if we could just ride out this time, if we could just have a tiny bit of luck….. too many 'if's.

On a positive note, we have managed to save lives. Our vet and other vets have been great doing emergency surgeries and spaying and neutering, which for our dogs is also oftenver much  an emergency.
Even yesterday our vet castrated a Cav with one testicle, only to find the other the size of an orange up in his abdomen.
So now’s the time in my blog to say a huge thank you to all who have done so much, for all who have worked so hard, for the staff on furlough who kept in touch, who asked what they could do to help, and for the staff here working as a family, cheerfully and yet with all so changed.
I have no right to feel so down, and even writing this I realize I owe it to you all to buck up and cheer up.



It is so disheartening to see how much rubbish is finding it's way on to the lanes around the Rescue, even in lockdown. We pick up what we can but it is saddening that people feel it is ok to discard rubbish like this, it is so harmful to wildlife.
Perhaps others could do a lockdown litter pick in the streets around their home on their daily exercise, together we can make a difference.


20-04-20 I'M IN LIMBO

Like everyone I feel like I am in limbo
I want to know what the future will bring
I don’t want to simply exist
So like others I read my horoscope
Was it worth the effort No
Has it helped No
My advice spend your time loving your dog

18-04-20 An amendment to my original blog

We had huge interest in the cottages we put on here but 99:% of the response has been just people wanting to know the price and never following through, so I have taken the cottages off the site.
I would like to say a huge thanks to all those who wrote heart filled letters to me. 
Thank you


Sometimes, especially when the world is on your shoulders we receive something that makes us smile so much it simply has to be shared. 
Here one of our youngest supporters has watched the advice in Leahs video in our How To Pass The Time WIth Your Dog section and as you can see if spending quality time with his beloved dog, teaching the 'touch' command and rewarding with a 'yes' and a yummy treat. Watching the child and dog together it is clear to see their friendship. This is exactly what the video we published was for.


06-04-20 XENA




03-04-20 A Dog From War Paws...

My friend Louise who vet nurses also runs a charity called war paws. She told me about a dog with NEVER a hope of ever having a home.
She said imperfect dogs in Iraq never get adopted .
I saw him his videos and pictures.
In this terrible time I feel I want to look forward, not dwell on the doom and gloom, so have agreed we will try to help him.
When this terrible time is over, we will try to give that rescue hope, and him a promise of a UK home.
Maybe you'd like to help too?
I will post his journey to happiness.



Many Tears runs from our home.
Our home is also the home of over 180 dogs.
Our home is a family of dogs, staff, supporters and volunteers.
We personally will try our hardest to support and help you all as long as we can
We will accept stray dogs if the council pounds are closed or full
Please don’t be scared
Stay strong and united
Watch our siteUnited we stand!!!!
Sylvia and Bill

In light of the latest announcement we are very worried about the Rescue. We have many, many dogs waiting for homes and even more dogs that need to come in. We do not know if the
council will be open to collect the strays, so we have made ourselves available to them so any
strays that need a place can come here.

Wherever possible our staff will work from home and some will move into the rescue so they
are here to care for the dogs - as the dogs NEED us.

We will not disappear, we cannot do that - the dogs need us.
We need to help these dogs and we need you to help us. Over the coming days we will be
putting lots of news, videos and other things on the website for you all to watch over the next
few weeks. Please keep checking it, smile along with us and be united in our love of dogs. We
need your support now more than ever and always will.
If you would like to support us in these difficult times please donate via the
PayPal Link below.




I would like to share a video with you. I filmed this video myself along with my good friend Kelly whilst we went to collect dogs this week. We have filmed snippets before but not in this much detail... in the hope that you can all see and understand just how much we need to keep going at the moment.

The journey is hard. Exhausting. We have troubles and difficulties every trip and this was no exception. The dogs need help.

At the moment we are struggling - we understand that everyone is in this very difficult time but we NEED to keep going.
We have never had to close our doors before. The mood is serious, sombre and unsure.
The dogs are still here, there are even more waiting to be saved too we are still here too and we are doing our best. We will never, ever give up on them.

It's tough, we have less people applying for dogs as they're anxious about travelling ( of course ), we have less Home Checkers able to help, we have far less staff able to work and donations are at an all time low.... in fact they have pretty mcuh stopped completely.

Without help we will run out of food, we will run out of staff and support, we don't have a healthy bank account that means we can just tick over for a few months, once our account is empty we will have nothing to fall back on. 

Please watch my home made video and see for yourselves what we do and why we need to continue.
IF you can help please do. Every penny counts. Every dog matters.
Thank you



Excuse my frankness but in this era of toilet roll mania I am shit scared.
Unlike the big rescues, some of whom are shutting their doors now, I have only three months of running costs behind us. I have never agreed with stock piling money for a rainy day, but spent on helping the dogs or all who can, and this could well be our downfall. The money left to us, that was to be used for URGENT building work, is now waiting to be spent on wages. The breeders are wanting spaces, and every day we are being asked for urgent help to save dogs lives.
I may lose my staff, I may get sick, but I won’t give up less I am dead.
So what do we do..
1… Pray
2… think outside the box, publicity to help with the vitals - food, homes, vets products, vets, hands on workers.
Write letters to celebrities or any one that can help us through this time.
Your thoughts and strength now needed for me and the dogs………… PLEASE.
We cannot let this be the demise of this wonderful rescue.


We are already starting to see the devastating impact of the Coronavirus on Many Tears. There has been a significant drop in donations of food and the impact is enormous as we rely heavily on the generosity of the public not only for financial contributions but dog food and cleaning products.
Unlike nationally known rescue organisations who have financial resources to rely on, Many Tears invests all its money on the ongoing running costs of the rescue. Every tin of dog food and cleaning products helps so please have a look at the Wish List for items that are always needed.
This is a terrible time for everyone, but I hadn’t expected it to impact on the dogs too. It is truly devastating. Every day dogs will die, if adoptions cease, those waiting for a  space would have to be turned down. I am taking a HUGE chance still accepting dogs into the rescue, but I believe somehow these dogs will be safe and rehomed to make space for others. The day we are forced to lock down I will need your prayers. I will NEVER give up on the dogs.


Please have a look at this video by Adam Wedd. I met Adam one day and got chatting to him whilst his partner, who is a vet, was spaying and neutering dogs in our clinic. We had a sing in the vets clinic which brightened everyone's day and he went away and wrote "Sylvia's Song". Please enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you Adam.


09-03-20 WE ARE AT THE PORT!

Bill and I travelled down to see all the items donated to Angiua loaded.  I cannot tell you how heartwarming and rewarding it was to see the two vans being unloaded and getting made ready for loading on the ship.  There was a slight problem in that we were allowed 9 pallets and in fact had 11 but the wonderful team from Meachers who are the people who load the goods, the pallets we reorgansied and everything was loaded successfully.  I simply cannot say enough time how grateful I am to everyone who has made this possible.   From the people who have made donations both in items and money, to Geest Shipping for shipping for free, to Flight Logistics for transporting to the port for free and  to Meachers who worked so hard today to get everything loaded and who also had be gathering donations to send themselves.  Each and every person who has been involved in this has helped so many dogs,  cats and horses in desperate need - you have really made a difference.  So thank you from the bottom of my heart.


07-03-20 WE DID IT!

We asked for your help for the dogs and other animals in Antigua and the response and support from you all was AMAZING.
We are delighted to announce that through your kindness we have received £8,282.01 in monetary donations plus £1,490.55 to buy flea treatments.
We received lots of dog food, horse food, clinical items and vital equipment via the Amazon Wishlist. .
The money was not quite enough to purchase a van so this has been passed on to the spay and neuter clinic to help them.
The flea treatments and donated items will be shared with organisations in Antigua that desperately need them.
Thank you to each and every one of you who donated and supported us, also massive thanks to Flight Logistics who have transported the items free of charge and to Geest for donating a large container on the ship to Antigua. Without these companies none of this would have been possible.
Every penny and every item will help animals in need and make a difference.

On behalf of those who cannot speak, we thank you all.



Massive thanks to Flight Logistics who have now collected all of the items that you have donated to Antigua. They are now on their way to storage and will be loaded on to the shipping container that has been given for this by Geest on the ship to Antigua.
THANK YOU to each and every one of you who have made this possible. For every penny donated to the fund we are truly grateful and your donations will go to directly help animals who desperately need it.
Thanks again to FLIGHT LOGISTICS without whom we could not have managed this. Their driver Ian has been amazing and Tracey who has made this possible you are a superstar and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Thanks Geest for the container to enable us to even contemplate helping these wonderful people in Antigua with their mission to ease the suffering of animals there.
Thank you for every Nexgard, every penny, every pound, every item and every "Good Luck" message. We appreciate you all.




It’s the last week of our Antigua appeal. The public, dog lovers and angels have all been amazingly kind. Next week  Flight Logistics will come for the last of the donations, spay neuter kits, dog discs and split rings etc.  Simparica and cash for the spay neuter program are still needed and although we won’t reach the huge goal I had set we have done so well, and I am so proud that so many cared so much.


Dear Bo went to his new home today. It was a bitter sweet parting, but I know he will have more love and time with his new folks than I could offer.


As you can see, Flight Logistics arrived this morning, with driver Ian, to load up the amazing donations that you have sent for Anitgua. It took some time to get loaded but Ian is now on his merry way to England where it will be stored safely until it is loaded on the container that has been provided by Geest onboard a ship bound for Antigua. We have one more collection of some items leftover next weekend so if you have anything left to donate you still have time to get them on that boat.
Enormous thanks to Flight Logistics for being so helpful in making this happen. Huge thanks too, to each and every one of you who donated to Antigua. Every donation will go directly to help animals who desperately need help and offer hope to those who work tirelessly to make a difference. The world cannot turn a blind eye to those in need. We are watching, we are sending help and we send our kindness and compassion with it.

22-02-20 Today I spoke to the CEO of the Humane Society, Antigua

Today I talked to the last of the animal rescue groups in Antigua.
This was the Humane Society. Firstly I found out that carrying this name is a choice, you are not having to be affiliated with any other organisation and in fact could be a hairdressers, a slaughter house or anything you wished and carry the name of Humane Society.

The CEO I talked to was an older lady like myself, but unlike myself she was not interested in any views ideas, statistics, or in fact anything bar her own ideas. I suggested listening to others helps us make the right judgement, but she did not like that, or the fact that I suggested as an older citizen maybe it was hard for her to see other views.
She feels registering all dogs will solve the problems and others will be impounded and rehomed. I pointed out how unrealistic this was In fact these are the questions I asked, but never got to the end, as this lady in charge was unable to lead a conversation and could only pick up that I had said once that as an older citizen she may need to change her views.
I had to call 4 times to talk to her, but although a paid employee, supposedly representing the Humane Society of Antigua she simply put the phone down on me,

Here are the questions I asked and what I wanted to tell and show her so she could comment:

What is the Humane society’s solution to the dog problems in Antigua?
Catch in Batches
Give owners time to claim their dogs? If so how long do they get? ( I was told 3 days)
Home what’s not claimed if possible?
How long do the public get to see and adopt the dog? Would that rely on space? ( there would never be space so none could be adopted)

Euthanize the rest? How do you do this ? Is this humane and at what cost per bottle of Eutherol and two people to administer, if humanely done )?

I believe you have 15 kennels that 30 dogs could be in at a time.
If you hold 30 dogs for 3 days each and worked 365 days a year you would have taken in 3,650 dogs

If all were euthanized straight away with no time to be adopted at all you could only make that much difference to the problem per year.
You have 6000 registered at this time I was told, and you and I know that there are many, many more on the streets unregistered.

If we said there are only 2000 dogs on the streets  If only half of the dogs are females, and they go on toproduce 12 pups in a year that’s 12,000 extra dogs.
Your way only addressed 3650 dogs leaving 8350 the first year unaddressed, and we all know that those pups will go on to have pups so each year the numbers will go up and up and up.

So my question is, would it not be a huge waste of government money too if you do not spay, neuter and release dogs.
On a separate issue, if dogs are biting, chasing people or livestock that is a separate issue entirely, but not all dogs should be branded as problematic.

Other countries have tackled this problem in a humane fashion, and learning by them is  how we grow wiser stronger and smarter.   
Reality is you could not keep up  and make any difference. 
If you were to rent other kennels the cost of these staff and amenities would add greatly to the budget, and unless you had 40 extra kennels and more and more each year it still could not work without a spay, neuter and release program.


22-02-20 ONE WEEK TO GO!

I am blown away at the support for another countries dogs. It was a free choice to help and those who did not want to did not, though still help animals over here.
All of you are amazing people and what ever you chose thank you for choosing to help dogs and cats in need.

 I have kept the groups up to date with the donations and the spay neuter clinic know about the funds, all, like me, are SO grateful.

 The wish list was so nearly all ticked off, though I need to add a good electric sewing machine, as one just broke down today, and funds are raised with it, also  the drapes for the vets sewn, we just have one week to go.

At the end of this I will return all my time and focus on many Tears, but I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for helping the dogs and cats in Antigua, you are all  VERY SPECIAL x

Still one more week to help the funds for Antigua or buy spay kits, or help towards buying mange treatment.You can buy a treatment to help a dog with itchy skin HERE

To puchase something from the Wishlist please see HERE 
We are doing all we can, the rest is up to you ….



In Antigua everyone who cares about the dogs want to do trap, spay/neuter and release them as there are not enough homes, but the governing bodies don’t want this. None of us who are trying to help these dog want them to be killed but this is what the governing bodies are going to do. Please can I ask you all all to post your views at the end of this article AND message Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment on their Facebook page. We really need a lot of comments expressing the horror of what is going to happen.
The island rescues have very little ability to hold dogs and there are very few homes and so there could be mass killing of all the stray dogs. Everything we are sending to antigua will help, especially the spay kits of which they need as there are many projects planned for volunteer vets to help them.Your voice could help so much. We are the voice of the voiceless!!!!

11-02-20 What A TEAM

What AMAZING support.. . Getting donations to Antigua could have been a nightmare, however Geest line who are shipping the goods out free have been AMAZING.

But it does not stop there, the donations have to be stored in a holding warehouse... this could have been expensive but Meachers Global Logistics have also waived their fee, as have the crane drivers and Dockers.

Getting the donations from Many Tears in Wales down to Meachers again is a MASSIVE task but this has been tackled by Tracey and the fantastic team at Flight Logistics who will be collecting the donations and really going out of their way to get the good to the right place at the right time.

Everyone is on board with helping these dogs, and I am beaming with pride that the British people are pulling together to make a HUGE difference.

The container we are storing things in is just over half full now. I would still love to fill it completely but this may not be possible and we can only be thankful for everything that we do achieve.

Thank you everyone for helping, it means SO much. And will help SO many animals.

What a team!
Sylvia xxx



Today whist helping in the vets it occurred to me that the rescue PAAWS in Antigua had dogs that had been there YEARS. I was thinking what I could do to make their lives better, as though loved and cared for they are not in homes. It’s SO hot out there. What about if each pen had a paddling pool? So do you have one or want to buy one to donate, I think the hard plastic ones are best. I know how much pleasure that will bring the dogs. Please help, and maybe even visit and help them with the maintenance. We are also collecting donations of overalls, tools and paint to help with the maintenance too.

We are sending a container to Antigua at the end of February, please visit here to see a list of the items that we are desperately trying to source to send over, we would be so grateful of any donations. We also have an Amazon Wishlist set up for Antigua if you would like to donate there or via our Antigua GoFundMe. Thank you.


Together We Can Save Them All...

"Together we can save them all”….
Maybe not right here and now but slowly we will make a difference - So today's request is from Colin at Paaws Antigua.
He and his committee are doing their best with so many to help and so little resources. I said I’d give 6 weeks to trying to raise the funds and supplies they need, and now 4 weeks are left and I just know you can help.

Colin needs some medium sized men’s overalls. Some medium to large wellies. 5 gallons of outdoor paint in red, yellow, blue and white and paint brushes. He needs good heavy duty hammers, rakes and brooms, hand drills, he would also love a pressure washer.
All these things you may have in your garage, or a local hardware store that may donate if you asked nicely.
Please try to help. The foster van will be going down the M4 corridor to Reading next sun. You could meet us if you could help with donations in some way.

Amazingly Paaws largest expenditure is a medicaton called Nexgard which they pay £20 a tablet for.
As you drive around Antigua you see EVERY dog scratching... some bloody and raw as they have sarcoptic mange.
All the welfare groups try to help these dogs, the dogs get a whole month of rest from torment, with just one small tablet
You can buy it on line for about £6 a tablet over here!!!

I am sorry I keep asking, but they need your help…..


31-01-20 Antiguan rescuers need help

Yesterday the Rachael from the spay neuter clinic came across this boy in the central reservation. He's possibly been hit by a car at some point. She only had a small car, no cages and no way to move him. She called animal control, but then in a moment sadly he was gone.
There are VERY caring people trying so hard, but until the population decreases they have little chance to do anything.
Just because they are not on our doorstep should we choose to look the other way?
Come on dog lovers... Please help me help them.
If you read and watched this blog, please consider sending at least £1 to help them. To help us please click HERE 



Has anyone got a grooming table they don’t need that we can send to Antigua? This is wanted for vets to spay from and others want one to groom from. Please look to see if you can help. Also welder needed to make long handled poop scoops for Paws of Antigua and also us. The robust ones here are over £20 and not that robust. Any help would be great.


One of the rescue groups we are hoping to help is PAWS of Antigua. They are very active and easy to work with. They have a shelter but it's always full to bursting. However the dogs not in the shelter are important too. These are some living in a grave yard neutered and rereleased, healthy and happy. They don't know better and don't have to be suffer worse either. If all the strays were spayed the population boom suffering and hopelessness of it all would decrease.


25-01-20 Just Imagine Being Able To Save Thousands Of Lives!

Imagine with one click saving thousands of animals lives.... Well you can! And this is how.

If you bought a dog or cat trap for the Antigua project, when used the captive animal would be spayed or castrated. This would mean not only would they stop producing pups or kittens that would almost certainly die in a bad way, but any that did survive would also produce more unwanted offspring and so you are helping to end a vicious cycle of unwanted strays and the suffering that comes with it.
Literally EVERY bit of help will save lives. JUST THINK OF THAT  and hopefully help me to help them PLEASE

We now have an Amazon wishlist set up for Antigua. Every item on the list will help the animals. Any items ordered will be sent to us and then put on the container that has been kndly donated by Geest.
To see the list or donate an item please click HERE


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I have given the last 17 years to Many Tears, to the dogs to the people and to my staff. I cannot imagine trying harder to make a difference but now I am asking you to make a difference for my life. I am feeling a failure as I can see that if only the help was there so many animals would be able to go without suffering but I don’t seem to have the support needed.

Most people have holidays abroad and many countries have animal problems. If we could help one country get things off the ground and jump start their projects we could all feel very proud. Antigua has a race course where horses where racing and jockeys riding but now this is unused derelict. Some of the hoses where turned out to forage and try to live others just left to die. A rescuer walks sometimes 3 days to get a poor starving or injured horse to safety. Dogs are constantly straying, run over and left. The rescuers need an ambulance to share which can be shared with each other along with a tow bar and a horse trailer. Yes this needs is well out of their dreams as Antigua's an island and vans are VERY expensive.

The spay neuter clinic is not mobile so animals have to be taken to the clinic and the people who do own dogs rarely do so.  This means it's left up to the rescue groups with only their family cars (if they are lucky) to do this. There are derelict buildings that perhaps voluntary vets could spay in but they need equipment.  The amazing spay neuter vet who works tirelessly needs supplies to carry on. I know there is someone who could help with all of this but I don’t know them - BUT MAYBE YOU DO?

Please if everyone who reads this could send £5.00 marked Antigua by PayPal or GoFundMe or send a cheque with Antigua written on the back please please do. Please help, as I am personally feeling a huge failure yet the stories and pictures cone from the amazing animal groups in Antigua every day. We all need success to carry on... and today that persons me!

This poor soul was found yesterday but has now been helped.

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20-01-20 ANTIGUA

Please everyone help the dogs in Antigua.  Just because they are not here does not mean they need to be written off. If this island's dog lovers had a boost so they can keep going and improve the work they're doing a lot could change. I was very careful and monitored who was doing what when out there to be sure that this was the way forwards. Please, together we could make a real difference and then the other islands may follow suit. I really need you to get behind me, please PLEASE HELP.

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