More than 6,000 animals have been helped since 2015 by one woman with a mission to give disabled dogs a new home.
Miracle’s Mission, set on seven acres of land in Gainsborough, houses an array of injured, disabled and neglected animals which have been rescued from the streets.
But after a set back, founder of the charity Victoria Bryceson who lives in Carlisle, is having to put the development on hold.
Just last week three of her dogs were attacked and needed treatment which has meant she is unable to go down to the newly extended animal hospital herself.
Luckily the dogs are on the mend and as soon as they’re well enough she will be getting their development back on track.
The charity nurses the dogs back to health, giving them strategies to live with their disability and thrive in spite of it. After their rehabilitation, Miracle’s Mission also helps to find them new, forever homes.
Victoria set up the charity six years ago after discovering the plight of these animals on a holiday to Borneo where she saw hundreds of dogs walking the streets injured.
The decision to make a change was easy and she had no doubt in her mind that she needed to help.
She said: “In Borneo, these dogs were not all pets they were just left to roam and were just having more puppies.
“The best way to reduce the injuries was to set up a neutering programme.”
Working with animal shelters, it became apparent that while these shelters were caring for the animals, the root cause needed to be addressed.
Allowing un-neutered cats and dogs to roam meant that puppies and kittens were being born on to the streets at an alarming rate, with a grim life ahead of them.
Therefore, Miracle’s Mission came into existence with the main aim to neuter stray animals on the streets of Borneo and decrease the population of dogs and cats suffering.
After a separate trip to Egypt, Victoria met and fell in love with Ella, a disabled dog she rescued and brought back to the UK to be cared for.
Crediting Ella with all she now knows she said: “It took about three months to get Ella back from Egypt and it was the hardest three months of my life.
“I spent the time converting my garage and garden to make them safe for her.
“As soon as she arrived, and I got her into some wheels she was a different dog.
“She inspired me to do more. Every vet said with her injuries she should be put to sleep but once they met her, they changed their minds.”
Since setting up the charity, Victoria has helped to rescue animals from Borneo and Egypt to be cared for whilst also helping those roaming the streets here in the UK.
Now, she is pleading with the public to contact her as she is desperate to find foster homes for the dogs she has already rescued.
At the moment she has up to 40 animals, including dogs and cats, waiting for homes and many more set to come in the future.
Visit the website to take a look at the animals and to learn more about Miracle’s Mission.
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