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"Animals are not commodities to be bought and sold.
They are beautiful creatures with beautiful souls."
Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year
We know how hard it has been for many of you, especially for you over the last few years. We hope next year improves and we can all start to see through to better times.
We are taking a break from 20 December to 5 January, although we still will be caring for all the animals in with us. So we will get back to you after then if you have contacted us.
It’s been hard for us too with only 2 of us running everything, and the incredible increase in the need for all the support we offer through our many free schemes. This is the first time every we haven’t even been able to produce our charity Newsletter to let you all know what we have been doing. And we have lots of updates from you all to post on our face book pages & website. We will get round to this as soon as things settle a bit.
In the meantime, please take care of all your beautiful furry animals and know that they will all help you get through this with all their bottomless love!
Heather & Stephen
7th Heaven Animal Rescue Trust
We've been asked to share this post. During lockdown, and indeed normal times, many people do not know where to turn in crisis, whilst animals can be used as pawns.....
Northern Ireland’s 24hr Domestic and Sexual Abuse Helpline is a free and confidential service that offers help and support female and male victims and survivors, worried friends and family members and professionals.
The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained operators and volunteers who are available to offer expert support and confidential, non-judgemental information. The team work alongside a range of community partners who provide specialist support services to those who have or are experiencing domestic and sexual abuse.
The Helpline, operated by specialist sexual trauma charity Nexus, is free to call on 0808 802 1414 and is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Support can be accessed by email email@example.com or contact can be made through the live webchat function available via the website www.dsahelpline.org
You will be heard, you will be believed.
COVID-19 UPDATE 28/6/20
We have now received confirmation the Animal Health & Welfare Policy Dept that we can restart our Charity's rescuing and rehoming activities provided other Government guidelines are considered. This is excellent news for us as it is important that we rehome the animals in our care. If you would be interested in offering any a home, they can all be viewed here.
We still need you to think before you offer any a home though. If you are still in lock down, how will you look after them and what would you do if they became ill? How will you support them if finances are uncertain? If you are due to return to work, how will you support them during this change? Animals can have separation anxiety problems especially after being together so closely with the owner.
At the moment we are full to take any more in until we can get some some homed, however until then we can also offer support through our 'Made in Heaven' Matchmaking Service, where we can help rehome free home to home, without the stress of the animal going into kennels. More details of this scheme can be found here.
We continue to deliver pet food through our Pet Food Bank & Project Wildcat schemes to people in need. Here' s a reminder of these services, in case you know anyone who may need help/ support:
Pet Food Bank: This scheme provides free pet food to domestic pet owners in financial distress enabling them to keep their pet during rough times and not give them up when they needed them most. We will endeavour to provide a supply of free pet food, for a limited period, to people in financial hardship and in Covid-19 difficulty.
Project Wildcat: There are pockets of feral communities and community cats being fed by people throughout Northern Ireland. This unique scheme provides ongoing pet food support to help them feed them. We provide shelters to keep them warm, safe and protected, provided there is somewhere safe and someone to care for them. To discontinue care and feeding to which these cats have grown accustomed to would put them in grave danger. NB. We do not trap, neuter and return, nor remove these cats.
NB. The supplies may be reduced at this time due to the increase in requests and will be dependent on funds available to cover. It is also not available to people who have got animals when already in financial difficulty or breeding, only to help them keep their pets during crisis times.
There are only a few of us out all these activities and more whilst still working full-time, so please bare with us!
Please keep your cats in and keep them safe.
7th Heaven has been concerned that there is a lot of abuse and cats going missing or being killed around Northern Ireland. Hopefully the police will find out the source of this. Read this link in the Belfast Telegraph for the latest update of cats going missing around Northern Ureland
7th Heaven would strongly urge everyone to keep their cat in at this time. We are already avocates to keep cats indoor due to the ongoing dangers animals face throughout Northern Ireland.
A safe cat does not have a sad owner!
Message from Pet Connection
30/10/17: A further 10 Missing Cats have been added today bringing the total to 230 cats reported missing to Pet Connection. 189 of these beloved pets have gone missing in 2017.
If your cat is missing, please fill in their information at Pet Connection, so they can add them to the map.
Please note: The map preview has not updated to show all the missing cats. Please click through to the map to see the extent of the problem.
Various newspapers have published a story linking the canine leptospirosis vaccine Nobivac L4 with fatal adverse reactions.
n the article the Veterinary Medicines Directorate claims adverse reactions are rare but it is well known that reporting of vaccine adverse reactions are vastly under reported. This is due to the fact that some reactions do not happen immediately and also because a lot of vets simply will not admit that vaccines can be dangerous and therefore don’t associate them with the subsequent illness.
7th Heaven have been highlighting the dangers of vaccines for years and leptospirosis vaccine is one of the ones with the most side effects including seizures, anaphylactic shock, blindness, the actual illness itself and death. It also contains the preservative thimerosal which consists of mercury, a highly toxic substance which should never be allowed in the body.
In the article it states that the leptospirosis vaccine can give ‘immunity’ for up to a year. This, however, is totally untrue. At most it can give immunity for 2 weeks if at all
If your dog has suffered any adverse reaction after any vaccine please report it to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate. NB you can also report any adverse reactions with Microchips to them too.
Read the article by vet,
Report any adverse reactions