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'Angel' in Need - Blind and Deaf Great Dane

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We are Birch Haven Rescue & Rehabilitation Services (BHRR) located in Eastern Ontario, Canada. We are a federally registered Great Dane/Giant Breed Rescue that has been operating since 1996.

We focus strongly on the special needs and provide a safe Haven for those dogs that are deemed unadoptable due to medical and/or behavioural reasons.

The purpose of this page is for supporters of bringing 'Angel' - AKA BHRR's Jamila to Canada - to come together to help rescue/save this special needs ~4 year old female Great Dane. She is not only deaf plus blind.

She had been used for breeding and when she could no longer produce puppies, she was tied up along with her brother, abandoned and left for dead.

Unfortunately, when she was found; her brother had already died - tangled up in the line that he had been tied with.

She was rescued and brought to the Vet. She is presently on a strong antibiotic to treat infection and gaining her strength back.

We have already sent $300 USD to her rescuer 'Bilkes' in Egypt to pay for detailed blood work yet, require significantly more to bring her safely to Canada.

This is our next biggest rescue effort and we need your support to make a miracle happen for this incredibly sweet and deserving Great Dane. She has not known anything other than hurting, neglectful hands and was hugely exploited by greed. Being deaf plus blind, her world had been one of darkness, loneliness, pain and confusion. We want to give her a beautiful life and show her that there are so many kind caring loving hands ready to show her the good in the world.

She is currently residing with her original rescuer in Egypt and her chance at a quality filled life was slim to none. We are her only and last resort. Please consider helping us help her.....

She is going to require: Vaccines, flea/tick/hw meds, microchipping, de-worming and:


1) Her crate: $140 USD

2) Her Flight Ticket: $1010 USD

3) Cargo Tax: $80 USD

Once she arrives, she will need:

1) A Vet exam to further investigate at least two lumps that we are aware of - due to the great limitation of the Vets where she is, this is not currently possible

2) Vet exam to further investigate her head shaking

3) Specialist exam to determine if she requires an unilateral or bilateral eye enucleation. She has deep recessed pupils in addition to microphthalmia(abnormally small eyes due to a birth - congenital defect common with her colour breeding) - which can cause immense pain plus eye infections.

4) She will require a mature spay

5) She will require further monthly preventative of flea/tick/heartworm medications

Our strong position is that dogs do not know countries or borders. A dog in need is a dog in need and she is next in need of our specialised programs. This is why we were founded in 1996.

We are working closely with Bilkes in Egypt as all of us want to ensure that everything is done correctly to ensure her safe passage from there to Canada.

We know this shall be a costly rescue mission and our goal is to have her here by mid-August after she is more healthy and when we meet all vetting plus paperwork requirements. So we have a tight deadline!

This gofundme page is for her rescue angels to come together in support with fundraising to help her as she is deeply in need of a strong community spanning countries to come together to surround her with kindness & helping hands.

We shall teach her scent plus touch training and we are committed to her for life.

Donations can also be made via email transfer too!

Please help us help her.....with sincerest appreciation and immense humble thanks, please work with us to save her.





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Gwendilin Boers
Oxford Station, ON

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