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* Blind dog Basil and Camber owner walk Coast to Coast for charity – Rye and Battle Observer

Source: Blind dog Basil and Camber owner walk Coast to Coast for charity – Rye and Battle Observer

Basil enjoys a few naps in his rucksack

A blind dog and his owner have raised almost £6,500 for charity after embarking on a 190-mile walk.

Basil, a 15-year-old fox terrier and Michael Carter, of Farm Lane, Camber, walked from the cliffs of St Bees on the Irish Sea to the fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay on the North Sea, in support of Dogs Trust.

Basil has a paddle in a shallow ford

Basil had both eyes removed after developing glaucoma and spent part of the journey being carried in a customised rucksack.

Michael said: “I was so moved by people’s generosity and support throughout the walk and astonished at how many people became emotionally attached to Basil. One super fan, Helen Jamieson, had followed Basil every day. She had recently lost her own beloved Westie, Ollie and was struggling to come to terms with his loss. Helen said she found great comfort in Basil’s unfolding story. Helen came up to Robin Hood’s Bay to welcome us back and it was a very special moment for both of us.

“We finished the walk in the 16 days I had planned. Though this is a little longer than is usual it gave Basil plenty of time to walk, sniff around or just sit and rest.

“I made sure I didn’t think of the walk as being about reaching the end but about the day we were in. It was important for me to experience the highs and lows and enjoy the moment.

[Read the full article….]

Robin Hoods Bay

Basil and Michael reach the end of the walk

To donate and see the blog, visit www.basilsadventure.com

Source: Blind dog Basil and Camber owner walk Coast to Coast for charity – Rye and Battle Observer

* Meet the inspirational pensioner who has saved hundreds of animals from death row – despite battling breast cancer – Daily Record

Source: Meet the inspirational pensioner who has saved hundreds of animals from death row – despite battling breast cancer – Daily Record

Mione Morrison set up Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre 10 years ago

Mione Morrison set up Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre 10 years ago

MIONE MORRISON underwent a double mastectomy but spends 14 hours a day caring for dogs, ponies, rabbits, chinchillas and other animals she has rescued. {Read the full article….] Continue reading

* Blind dog and lifelong pal get new home after being abandoned in Hartlepool – Hartlepool Mail

Source: Blind dog and lifelong pal get new home after being abandoned in Hartlepool – Hartlepool Mail

By Peter Tennick
peter.tennick@jpress.co.uk

Published   17:26   Monday 06 July 2015


Buzz and Glenn at Stray Aid

Buzz and Glenn at Stray Aid

A blind pooch and his guide dog have been rehomed after an animal charity was inundated with requests to take in the pets.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Buzz, and his blind companion, Glenn the Jack Russell, have been in the care of animal charity Stray Aid after having been found in a sea tunnel in Hartlepool. Continue reading

* Meet Buzz, the guide dog for a blind dog found abandoned in Hartlepool – Hartlepool Mail

Source: WATCH: Meet Buzz, the guide dog for a blind dog found abandoned in Hartlepool – Hartlepool Mail

By Sue Kirby
sue.kirby@northeast-press.co.uk

Published   19:02   Tuesday 23 June 2015


Buzz and Glenn.

Buzz and Glenn.

An abandoned pair of pooches need a new home together – because one is the other’s guide dog.

Glenn the elderly Jack Russell is permanently blind and is guided by Buzz a Staffordshire bull terrier, who even puts him to bed and helps him find his food. Continue reading

* Peg the one-eyed, three-legged Wonder Dog will be star of charity show (From Malvern Gazette)

Source: Malvern Gazette: Peg the one-eyed, three-legged Wonder Dog will be star of charity show

First published Wednesday 24 June 2015 in Newsby
James Connell

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PEG: People will get a chance to meet ‘Peg the Wonder Dog’ at the show near Stourport.

A ROMANIAN street dog with three legs and one eye has continued to inspire [her] owner to help more dogs in distress and give them loving homes.

Tania Morris of Church Road, Worcester has now become a UK Manager for Angel Watch Rescue & Rehome, the charity which saved Peg, since dubbed ‘the Wonder Dog’.

We have previously reported how Peg is now a world away from the filthy and cramped public shelter in Hunedoara where she suffered from an eye and leg infection without any veterinary help.

Mrs Morris of Worcester said: “We’re continuing to save the lives of the dogs from the streets and shelters of Romania.

“Peg is very much still an ambassador for rescue dogs and due to her appearance has raised a lot of questions and awareness for tripawds, blind dogs and rescues.

“In fact she gets more ‘good mornings’ than I do. She is happy, healthy and going from strength to strength.”

A charity dog show is to take place on Saturday, July 18 which help cover the cost of the charity’s vet bills, foster care for the dogs and food until a new home can be found.

The fundraiser is being held at The Shed Food & Drink, near Stourport on Severn with registration for the show opening at 11am and the first class starting at noon.

The show will also include craft stalls, a barbecue, licensed bar and restaurant, tombola and plenty of parking.

Mrs Morris said: “We currently have 56 dogs in for rehoming at present and several of these have undergone life saving treatment.

“The ‘Angels’ of Angel Watch will be attending the show and we will have a couple of our rescued dogs making a guest appearance (including Peg the Wonder Dog).

“We will also have details of dogs for adoption and can answer any questions that potential adopters might have if they are considering adopting a dog from overseas. We can also advise on fostering a dog or sponsorship.”

The fundraiser has been sponsored by Ambleside Vet Centre and Marlin Rosettes.

The vets will also be judging the show as well as being vets on call for the day.

Source: Peg the one-eyed, three-legged Wonder Dog will be star of charity show (From Malvern Gazette)

* Rescue dog Scout is pipped for top spot at RSPCA’s Ruffs – Hinckley Times

Source: hinckleytimes.net

07:00, 24 March 2015
By Karen Hambridge

Lurcher Scout got through to the final of the online Facebook contest as winner of the ‘perfectly imperfect’ category

Scout

Scout

A blind rescue dog from Hinckley has been pipped at the post for the title of the RSPCA’s national Ruffs champion in the second year of the Crufts alternative competition. Continue reading

* Bluntisham woman jumps from plane to raise money for blind dogs – Latest News – Hunts Post

Source: Hunts Post 24
By Stephen Waite
Monday, March 3, 2014 | 8:50 AM

Julie Drewitt skydives from 10,000 ft to raise money for charity Blind Dog Rescue UK

Julie Drewitt skydives from 10,000 ft to raise money for charity Blind Dog Rescue UK

The owner of a blind dog rescued from desperate conditions in Bulgaria has jumped from 10,000ft to help other animals in distress.

Julie Drewitt took part in a tandem skydive with North London Skydiving Centre, at Chatteris Airfield, Wimblington, in aid of Blind Dog Rescue UK. Continue reading

* Three blind dogs hiking in the Highlands of Scotland

Blind dogs walk 174 miles without leads in Highlands to raise money for animal centre
The Daily Record (Friday, 25th October 2013)Frodo and Sherlock

Three blind dogs have treked 174 miles through the mountains of Scotland without leads to raise money for Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre near Aberfoyle. These amazing dogs are being guided by the owner of Glendrick Roost, Mione Morrison.

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http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/blind-dogs-walk-174-miles-2528057