There has been quite a lot of things going on at Mill Race Farm over the last week.
A big thank you to everyone that helped out.
(especially to young Mariella and her brother Leighton – who got stuck in, when asked to move 50 barrowloads of old wood chippings from the temporary kennels)
Some of the Shires Arrived
Some fencing arrived – Not the right fencing – but none the less …
The static Caravan arrived for Tia Staff to use.
A roll of carpet arrived for the office – Thank You for a most welcome donation.
And a few chickens are settling in.
Any ideas where this dog has been for the past 8 years. In a home…Yes really..
When i got the call wanting to bring him back in she really didn’t care..He has to be gone in a week and a half, i’m moving into rented. I want him to go into a foster home, he’s too old for kennels.
What i really, really hate are people who dump older dogs and it doesn’t matter what her “reasons” are. It is still the same thing.
What i wasn’t prepared for was the state of the poor dog…
You should be absolutely, ashamed of yourself……on more than one level……Deb
And the bag with his belongings in? It’s in the skip…
Here are a few photo’s that show whats been going on over the last week or so….
The rubbish pile just kept growing.
One of the first jobs was to clean the stables of all kinds of dirt and debris.
Many hands made light work of the job.
New ‘temporary’ kennels where high on the list of jobs to do. Plans are in hand to have a new kennel block more suited to purpose.
(if any one has any spare 15mm ply hidden in their garage – suitable for making kennel beds – it would be most appreciated)
The room to be used to discuss re homing and things of that nature, needed a lick of paint… so two dedicated supporters of Tia quietly completed the task.
Just need carpet / carpet tiles to finish the job.
The old carpet had to be removed as it was so bad people were wiping their feet on the way out of the office.
Preparing the paddocks
With 20+,horses to look after, the paddock’s had to be made ready to receive them.
( If only we had 100 meters of sturdy fencing the paddocks could be made so much more secure )
Some of the fencing was able to be re used.
Whilst most of the kit that has been brought over from Moorside was unloaded by hand – some of it needed the help from one of Tia’s new neighbours.
And you thought borrowing the neighbours lawn mower was difficult.
This is the new cafe and Tia shop area.
The original shop fittings were stripped and abandoned prior to our arrival – most need to be disposed of.
This is the main entrance to the new Tia Rescue Centre.
The premises have numerous ‘brown’ signs indicating where it is from a few miles away.
Problem is they say “ Rural Pursuits Centre ” – this being its previous use.
The cost to replace these signs places them lower on the list than things needed doing connected directly to the welfare of the animals.
So until then – they will have to stay.