i began acruing animals, ones that really needed help and love around 5 years ago. Here are some of their stories, if you like these then you can also follow all of these and more on my instagram @rainbowmoonsky
Mr Moon: I rescued this dog from a dog fighting ring in Dalt Vila, his family were killed as bait dogs. (The black & white Border Collie)
Azlan: this dog was from a shop window in august, a German Spitz, he had no water and was baking in the heat - i watched him for 10 days until i couldnt take it any longer, the shopkeeper said if he wasn't sold in a couple of days he would be sent to the dog pound (the little fluffy one)
Pickle: a jack russel cross, that was tortured, beaten, given drugs, abandoned outside parties - I picked him up off a facebook group and fought the old 'owner' - her departing line to me was "he likes a little bit of MDMA occasionally" he was terrified and damaged, that was 2 years ago and now he's getting better. but it's been tough.
Humphrey: a Chow-Chow mix. A friend adopted a dog from the pound, but when she got her home a few months later realised she was pregnant, the pound had tricked her and now she was left with 9 pups - we rehomed all the survivors as some didn't make it, one of the ones that was suposedly not going to make it. I took him home to nurse him in it's last hours - he survived and now he is 14kg
(they are very tender and affectionate with each other)
Amalie: Blind and dumped in a bin in the street as a 1 month old - my only girl dog, so precious and loving.
I have a total of 8 Dogs at the moment.
I also rescue cats - a lot of cats. Ibiza has a cat problem and i work with a charity called 'care4cats' they sterilise and return cats to the wild - some 10'000 but they keep coming.
Of those cats that get picked up by voulenteers some cant go back to the wild, as they are sick, disabled or too young. These are my purpose. I currently have 27 cats, every one has a story. from being doused in hot liquid burned blind,
these are photos of Phoenix with me, he's maybe my biggest success story. his healing journey been long and is still not over 3 years later, the last photo was taken only a few days ago at the vet's.
The vets are so proud of his recovery.
we have a paralysed black cat who was shot and subsiquently run over.
An other rescue, a beautiful rare pink persian called Miss Bigglesworth. She was overbred to the point of depression and eating her own babies, now she's neutered and better.
My house is a santurary for them all, we all live here, its dysfunctional but i feel fulfiled.
We provide a place for older and sick cats mostly from the streets, they can have a home to die in peace and feel love and safety in there last week's or days too.
(Rambo lived in the castle of Dalt Vila for 22 years, he was loved and fed from the whole community, in his last days he wanted to come live inside with us and all the dogs - so I let him... it sounds crazy, but he litterally out-of-the-blue followed me into my house past all the other animals and lived with us for 5 final weeks)
Here is Rambo in his last hours, all of the family stayed close to him until his last breath.
(this was Angel Violeta who had tummy cancer - she lived on the streets but then was entrusted to me from a voulenteer of Care4cats who had been feeding her for many years on the streets near her house.
She lived with me for a week and passed peacefully in her sleep.)
I also 1st hand go out and rescue kittens in bins,car engines and also people have left kittens out side my house on 2 occasions as i'm known in the area for having lots of them.
Countless nights of no sleep, bottle feeding and nursing kittens and cats back to health and rebuilding trust into their sweet souls.
people also call me saying they have found kittens in sorry states in restaurants bins and if I could help.
( these were found covered in their own poop and thin to the bone in a restaurant bin)
As i said before, these are just some of many many stories, please look at my istagram for more @rainbowmoonsky
I also give a home cats with brain disease/ damage and breathing problems.
It's hard work and expensive, but for me, and (i think) for them too, its so worth it.
(This is Wallis who suffers from brain damage & aggressive asthma he has to have regular injections for his breathing)
i believe that more than 100 cats have come through our home.
i have helped rehome all over Europen and, i hope, brought a lot of love to a lot of people, families and animals . Now WE are in danger. I recieved a letter under my door last year from the courts - i am being evicted. initially i thought it was some mistake, i signed for this house in the notary this is impossible! but it is possible. The paperwork was not done correctly as i thought, what i signed does not entitle me to anything and there is absolutly nothing i can do, we have been to court and lost - i was tricked and now me and my animals are desperate. There is a housing shortage here in ibiza and those with animals are bottom of a practically endless list - life here may seem great but it is hard, prices are impossibly high and i cannot make ends meet, sometimes chosing to feed my animals over myself in the winter. Those evicting me unjustly would see me and my animals homeless for thier own saticfaction, even though they don't need or want for anything.
we need help to leave this house and find somewhere new to continue my work - the more space i have the more i will save i am tireless in my conviction for saving needy animals. this money will go directly to them, vet bills, vaccines, sterilizations and care. if we cant find somewhere here in Ibiza we will need to transport them all to the UK and find somewhere there which will be extremely difficult and costly - logistically speaking transporting almost 40 animals, two people and a whole house across the continent is a biblical task - failing that, most will have to be euthanised - as for many i am their last hope, nobody else wants a cat that cant use his back legs, or a jack russel that bites and wets himself out of fear... please please help us.
And please follow our stories and rescue missions on my instagram account @rainbowmoonsky
lots of love from us all at Rainbow's House
- Sarah Beard
- ZV Hands
- Amanda Sidlow
- Siouxsie Dee
- Sam Zalin
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