Dear Friends & Supporters, I am currently in Macedonia shadowing rescuers working with street dogs. This is the experience of a lifetime – nothing like Cyprus – and without doubt the place that I, as the Founder of MOONACRE SANCTUARY, am meant to be at this moment in time.

I will report my findings at the first opportunity. I want to THANK every one who donated to make this rescue journey a reality. By helping me reach Macedonia to retrieve 2 disabled dogs, you have made possible a “rescue corridor” for many more dogs who have no public presence and live out their sad lives on the streets in freezing temperatures. Many have survived like this for more than 10 years, and clearly they will not make it past the coming snows.

Today I will meet JIMMY & PENELOPE, the 2 disabled dogs and bring them to my cottage for their first experience of home life, before we fly back to MOONACRE together.

Thank you on behalf of all the lives you will save through MOONACRE’s MISSION to MACEDONIA.



This is MOONACRE, the wonderful place where we live together with all our rescued dogs, horses, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks etc.

This is a film taken this morning showing how we work – check out those helpful dogs – and the horses calling for their hay delivery!

Ellie and I work on our own folks! We have no volunteers and only 1 staff member due to Covid restrictions preventing our team from reaching us.
We cannot afford farm machinery to help us – we have to do it all old school!

Watch this film again and decide if you want this kind of lifestyle for rescued animals or do you prefer the kennels and the cages and the screaming dogs?

Decide if you want to support us and the great farm life we give every one of our 80+ rescues in residence.

Right now, we are struggling without donations, without staff, without volunteers. We are working in incredible heat from 6am to 2am EVERY DAY. Our appeals for help are reaching few hearts but we keep going.

Watch this film again and hear us laugh and joke! We are exhausted but the animals don’t need to see that. Our animals deserve happiness and fun. We are all they have for now.

Watch this film and decide if you will support us. We are asking you to donate the price of a coffee, please!

Watch this film, and decide.





A plea for help!

Today we completed many tests and examinations and initial treatments on our new intake. The vet bill for TODAY is Euro 940.
We are not in a good financial situation due to a significant drop in donations and the Covid 20% cut to our family income which primarily funds our work.

I have no choice but to beg for help with today’s bill. Please, please donate – and share! I hope we can count on your support.

Please click on the link below to reach our fundraiser.


Thank you.

UPDATE ON EMMA our Golden Girl!

I found EMMA stray and injured in October 2019. She had no form of ID so we advertised her far and wide to try to find her owner. When we put EMMA through our standard vet examinations for new arrivals, we came to the conclusion that EMMA had been deliberately abandoned – our findings showed that EMMA had not strayed and been hit by a car as I thought! EMMA had a skeletal defect and needed an expensive total hip replacement!

We raised the E2000 needed to get EMMA her new hip. The surgery was a success, and EMMA came home to us for post operative nursing and therapy. EMMA has now had her first check up and passed with flying colours! Her 2nd check up will soon be upon us, and IF the outcome is as we hope, EMMA will be discharged, and the moment we have all been waiting for will arrive – EMMA will be free to travel to her new home in UK!

EMMA is the happiest, most smiley dog we could have wished to rescue! Her appetite for life (and dog food) knows no bounds! EMMA is a fabulous dog, and her new mum has waited patiently for many months while EMMA has undergone her serious surgery, therapy, and passport preparations.

We are almost at the finish line – so stay tuned for EMMA’s happy ending!