Day: May 11, 2022

India: May 2022 Videos From The Wonderful ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’.

Dear Mark,

India is experiencing an unusual and dangerous heat wave.

It’s 42 degrees Celsius (107° F) and it’s sweltering.

To keep the animals as cool as possible we have air coolers, tubs full of water for animals to lie in, fans and wet towels all around the shelter.

Our amazing staff are working harder than ever,despite the exhausting weather, to protect our animals from over-heating.

Working in Rajasthan’s climate extremes takes perseverance, creativity, material resources and ready helpers.

Thank you for giving us what it takes to make this season bearable, and as much as possible sweet for the animals.

Just-Wouldn’t-Quit Kenny!

When a veterinarian in a nearby government hospital called us to rescue a dog someone had dropped there after finding him unconscious on the road, we hurried to help.

And so lucky that we did, because this sweetheart didn’t have much longer to live.We rushed him back to Animal Aid where we gave him emergency treatment for shock, dehydration and difficulty breathing.

He seemed to have a broken jaw but otherwise no broken bones. With so much blood loss, we weren’t sure he would ever fully wake up. But within a few hours, his eyes brightened and ever so slowly he seemed to absorb the idea that he was in a new place, and that he would be safe here, beginning a second chance at life. This boy’s road to recovery included 2 months of daily therapy to learn to walk again, eat and regain his cognition.

Meet our awe-inspiring little hero, Kenny, today! For angels who just won’t give up,

please donate today

Magic is about to change your idea of The Possible

When we rescued this little love, we found the biggest wound on a small cat we’ve ever had the challenge to treat. During his first days, it was incredible that he would even eat. As the large and complicated wound closed, Magic’s mind-blowing recovery gave new life to the phrase “I can’t believe my eyes.”

Just click on ‘Watch on You Tube’ to see.

For medical treatment, plus the magic wand of love: Please donate today

Out with the pain and starvation, and in with an Ocean of love.

Maggots had made an enormous wound on his neck. His pain must have been so gripping that he couldn’t eat, and malnourishment had weakened him. His striking blue eyes were bright with pain and worry. We hurried him to Animal Aid and started his treatment immediately. We boosted him with a hydration drip and started a vigorous feeding schedule, delighted that he loved his food and gained strength rapidly.

With such a large wound, it took two months for him to heal, but long before his healing was complete this loving angel had made friends with every staff member in his area, and most of the dogs too! As he recovered, his amazing eyes revealed intelligence deep as the ocean. And that’s what we’ve called him.

Pain can turn into an ocean of love. Please donate today

Earth Day 2022, for Extraordinary Earthlings

Happy Earth Day 2022, to all the animals, people, forests, seas and all who live within them, may we be lucky enough to be happy.

And may all who are strong and happy extend ourselves in the service of those who are not. Earth Day 2022, for Extraordinary Earthlings

animalaid_india on Instagram: What a wonderful world we have! Let’s try our best to protect it and all of the wonderful beings within it! Happy Earth Day 🌎…

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Animal Aid Unlimited Shop

Regards Mark, and ….

Founding family Erika, Claire and Jim, and the Animal Aid Unlimited team.

Belgium: GAIA calls on Flemish animal welfare Minister to free caged hens.

10 May 2022


GAIA have sent an open letter in Flemish newspapers calling on the Flemish Animal Welfare Minister to finally ban caged systems for laying hens in Flanders. They also launched a poster campaign throughout the region to raise extra visibility for the issue.

In the previous legislature, Flemish Animal Welfare Minister Ben Weyts announced his intention to introduce a ban on cages for laying hens. Under the Flemish coalition agreement (animal welfare policy note, 2019-2024) the government undertakes to phase out these cage systems. Frustrated by these empty promises, GAIA sent an open letter to the Minister yesterday, urging him to introduce the ban:

You hold the key to open those thousands of cages and give millions of chickens a better life. Let them breathe, stretch their wings and lay eggs without a bad taste. “Think out of the box”, as you’ve done before, and put an end to this misery. The 3,000,000 Flemish chickens thank you.

In Flanders, more than 3.2 million laying hens are housed in so-called ‘enriched’ cages. In such cages, the space per chicken is approximately 1 A4 page with little free-range material. Conventional battery cages, in which chickens only have two-thirds of an A4 space, have been banned in the EU since 2012, but the so-called enriched cages, with about an A4 space per chicken, are still allowed. Wallonia already banned enriched cages in 2018. 

More than 70% of Flemish people agree that keeping chickens in cages should be banned. Only 8% disagree with the ban, with the remaining 20% being neutral. This is shown by the opinion poll by Ipsos, which was conducted in April 2022.

“Come on Ben. Think out of the box. Free caged hens in Flanders too.

Read more at source


Regards Mark

England: Man jumps fully-clothed into canal in to rescue drowning fox cub. He does, but sadly it later dies at Wildlife Centre of pneumonia.

Great story but with very sad ending.

See the video of the rescue here:

Man jumps fully-clothed into canal in to rescue drowning fox cub (

A man jumped fully-clothed into a canal in Leicestershire to rescue a drowning fox cub. Russ Bellamy dramatically saved the baby fox after swimming into the Grand Union Canal in Market Harborough yesterday.

The 57-year-old from Desborough said he “didn’t think twice” after spotting the animal in the water and leapt straight in. A video of his heroic actions was uploaded to Tiktok with the voiceover “not all heroes wear capes”, gaining more than 8,000 likes on the platform.

The devoted animal lover said the cub showed its gratitude once out of the water by nipping him on the finger. Russ shared how the wildlife drama unfolded near Union Wharf as he walked by the canal with his wife Sharon, 52, and his Yorkshire terrier Bonny, 13.

Speaking to the Harborough Mail after the incident, he said: “Luckily I was in the right place at the right time. I didn’t think twice as soon as I saw the poor thing in the water.

“I leapt straight in because the fox cub could have died. And I’d like to think that the vast majority of people would have done exactly the same as me.

“Bonny hadn’t been very well so we thought we’d get her out for a lovely walk in the country by the canal in Market Harborough. I do a bit of fishing and like to keep an eye on the water.

“Suddenly I noticed a ripple. I saw the fox cub swimming up and down by the opposite bank. He was struggling, he was getting weaker and he had no chance of getting out because the bank was too steep. So I waded straight in in my T-shirt and shorts.

“The water wasn’t too cold but it did get deeper in the middle and I had to swim towards the cub. He came straight to me, he was puffing and panting. I got him out and we dried him off and Bonny had a sniff. He then nipped me on the finger and drew blood before going back to sleep!

“My wife rang the RSPCA because we weren’t sure where to take him. Then a lady walked along and told us about Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital in Kibworth, We were parked up near the town’s police station.

“So I jumped in the car soaked to the skin and wrapped the tiny fox in a blanket in the back. The staff at the fantastic wildlife hospital took him from us and they are caring for him now.

Russ who has worked Joseph Cheaney shoe factory shop in Desborough for 40 years said they have since checked on the baby fox and he’s doing well.

He added: “I am just pleased that I was there to save this little fox’s life. It was a spontaneous thing to go walking by the canal in Market Harborough – usually I’m watching or playing football and Sharon’s shopping on a Saturday afternoon.

“So maybe this was just meant to be. I got checked out for the bite and luckily my tetanus jabs are up to date. I’m an animal lover as so many people are and it feels really good to know that I saved this tiny fox’s life – even if he did bite me!”

Update: Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital confirmed that the fox cub sadly passed away on May 10. They suspect the cub contracted pneumonia which led to heart failure and ultimately caused his death.

Regards Mark