Since the financial crises took hold we have found that sadly animals in general have become the bottom rung of the ladder . We keep having strays either turning up or finding them . For example last year we found a puppy abandoned by the side of the road - it was either take her home or let her become road kill - whilst walking the same puppy about a month later we found 3 one month old kittens that had been dumped in the countryside that would obviously not survive more than a day ( it was 30 deg and no water near ) , again we had to take them home .
We have the opinion that for us to leave animals in distress would make us just as bad if not worse than those that cause the distress in the first place, however...
Now we have... 8 chickens, 4 ducks, 3 geese, 4 dogs, 3 rabbits, 2 ponies,9 horses and 28 cats !!!
Try to keep you updated as to their progress