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Ravens fly in to the rescue
12:10pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
A TRIO of animal-mad friends have joined forces to launch their own rescue group for abused, unwanted and abandoned pets.
The organisation, called Ravens Rescue UK, was co-founded in July by volunteers Sarah Harris, borough vet Rosie Levene- Barry and Becky Riese in a bid to combat the ever-increasing numbers of animals in need.
Although based in the Dudley borough, the team will take in animals from all over the country, administering any needed medical treatment around the clock, before seeking out suitable new loving homes.
Since officially launching just two months ago, the women have already stepped in to save a young female Staffie called Angel, who came from an abusive home in Dorset, and have rescued 23 cats from a one-bedroom flat, as well as a host of feral felines found in residents’ gardens.
Already brimming full with unwanted four-legged friends, the trio are appealing for animal-loving News readers to consider becoming a foster carer for the organisation or offering a permanent home for some of their charges.
Sarah, aged 39, from The Plantation in Pensnett, who firstcame up with the ideaof forming the rescue group, said: “I’ve worked with a lot of animal charities in the past so I’ve seen first-hand how the number of animals needing help has increased, especially in the current economic climate.
“I put the idea of launching our own animal rescue to Rosie, who has been my vet for years and Becky and they immediately agreed to come on board.
“I’ve loved animals and had animals all my life and currently have Rottweilers, Staffies, cats, horses, turtles and a lizard of my own.
“We just desperately need help with temporary foster carers and rescue homes now. We don’t have any restrictions and will match suitable animals to the right home.”
Anyone interested should contact Sarah on 07922 204 531 or email ravensrescueuk@ gmail.com.
All willing volunteers will need to undergo house checks first.
For more information about Ravens Rescue UK – which is named after one of Sarah’s beloved Rottweilers who died earlier this year - and to see the animals ready for new homes, visit http://ravensrescueuk.weebly.com .