Degu Heaven Sanctury

Hi, My Name is Mandy and I need your help.
Can you find it in your heart to make a small donation to rescue a rescue? I have been running a rescue for degus for almost a decade now, with a little help from friends but mostly from my own pocket. These sweet, social, intelligent little animals are greatly misunderstood, and so many are discarded. Others live horrible lives. Some make it to my rescue and get another chance. Here they are loved. Cared for. Nurtured. But providing homes and care for so many little ones has depleted my resources. From my own pocket I have fed, housed, cared for and provided medical care for over 400 of these little ones, not including babies, but now I get so many that the cost is beyond my modest means. I am only one person.
My objective has always been to re-home these lost little ones. Find new forever homes where they will be loved and cared for. Until they are re-homed, however, they remain in my care. They trust me and I won’t let them down. Small donations add up. And what can they do? So much! Cages. Food. Vet visits for the sick. Medicine. Treats and toys to make their lives happy.
Under my care they are like family. They ARE family. When they near the end of life, I hold and cuddle them, talk softly to them, warm and cuddle them until they peacefully pass. You can’t imagine how awful I feel when one needs medical care and the funds just aren’t there. Or if I have to make the awful choice of helping one and denying another. The elderly ones retire here, knowing human kindness in their final years. That is why I have set up this gofundme, so I can keep doing this, keep pursuing this passion and love I have caring for these sweet little animals. To show them the good side of humanity.
I do all I can, everything I can: build cages, travels hundreds of miles to re-home them, educate folks who need to know more, clean their wounds, administer their meds, build them toys, and even harvest fresh food and make treats for them. I have a web site but even that now suffers from lack of funds. Now, the cages have worn. The vet bills have depleted my own personal resources, and the nightmarish prospect of perhaps having to close my rescue and cease helping these precious animals looms closer. There are rescues for many species of pet out there, but degus are not as well-known. They are in comparison, new in the pet world. My little rescue has been an oasis for those unfortunates who have been abandoned and will be abandoned. It breaks my heart to think that I’d ever have to turn one away. Can you help, even in a small way? Even a small donation will help buy food and medicine.
The picture you see here is of a little family – a mother and her babies. They depend on her, and she depends on me now to help care for her little ones. Is there a new forever home in their future? I offer my deepest heartfelt thanks in advance to you for considering helping my precious rescue.

Donations ()

  • Jan Vlcek 
    • £20 
    • 12 d
  • Jan Vlcek 
    • £10 
    • 6 mos
  • Emily Miyazaki 
    • £30 
    • 7 mos
  • Elizabeth Fleming 
    • £10 
    • 8 mos
  • Graham Parkins 
    • £10 
    • 8 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mandy Bacon 
Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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