MIRACLE’S MISSION CENTRE FOR DISABLED ANIMALS

Miracle’s Mission are a non-profit charity dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating sick, injured and disabled animals form around the world. Working predominantly in the UK, Borneo & Egypt; Miracle’s Mission is ever expanding to help animals in need wherever they can.

Because ALL animals deserve a second chance, EVEN disabled ones.

Miracle’s Mission offer a full rehabilitation programme right through from assessment to surgery to rehabilitation, recovery and re-homing. This is again why education is so important, so that people become open to adopting disabled dogs.

Miracle’s Mission was founded by Victoria Bryceson in 2015, after a trip to Borneo made her aware of the severity of the street dog population. Working with animal shelters over there, it became apparent that whilst these shelters were caring for the animals, the root cause was yet to be addressed. Allowing un-neutered cats and dogs to roam the streets meant that puppies and kittens were being born onto the streets at an alarming rate, with a grim life ahead of them. Therefore, Miracle’s Mission came into existence with the main aim to neuter stray animals on the streets of Borneo and decrease the population of dogs and cats suffering.

Miracle’s Mission have carried out several TNRM – Trap, Neuter, Release & Manage Projects in Borneo

Feral and hard-to-catch strays are caught in a custom made trap. Using a dog trap is one of the safest and humane way to catch dogs. We will ask their feeder to lay out a trail of food leading to the trap and at the end, the dog will step on the trigger and it will shut close.

However, we cannot keep on rescuing and putting all the strays into ONE overcrowded shelter. Some dogs are meant to be free and wild. As long as we can stop their breeding/mating, we can control the stray dog population.

Since launching the scheme, Miracle’s Mission has helped more than 6,000 animals.

Miracle’s Story

Miracle is the namesake of the charity, and her story is similar to many others around the world. However, not all of these animals end up being as lucky as she was and finding a loving home where she is spoilt rotten!

Miracle was rescued from the streets of Borneo at 1 week old before her tiny eyes were even open. She was found with her siblings in a very remote area, where they were likely abandoned and were very unwell. The puppies were full of maggots, with ringworm and blood parasites. Unfortunately, Miracle’s siblings did not make it.

Miracle was cared for by Victoria and she had a very long road of recovery ahead of her. She had several injuries and was very weak, but she made a miraculous recovery and is now strong, happy and healthy living with her adopted sisters Star and Tess, who were also rescued from Borneo. Her aim is to aid in saving many more animals in need around the world.

Crediting Ella with all she now knows Victoria said: “It took about three months to get Ella back from Egypt and it was the hardest three months of my life.

“I spent the time converting my garage and garden to make them safe for her. As soon as she arrived, and I got her into some wheels she was a different dog. She inspired me to do more. Every vet said with her injuries she should be put to sleep but once they met her, they changed their minds.”

“When she first got into her wheels she just took off, she ran and ran with no hesitation it was like she got her life back.”

Hoping to encourage people to adopt pets with special needs the charity boss said: “People think it would be too difficult to look after a dog with wheels, but they adapt really well. If you have a house with stairs, they live downstairs or you can take them upstairs and put a baby gate at the top. It really is not difficult. They tend to connect with you more.”

Miracle’s Mission were proud to be recently named 2021 Rescue of the Year by Walkin’ Pets who said “the rescue focuses on the hardest to adopt pets, believing that “adopting a special needs pet will change your life, your world, your outlook, your priorities and all for the better.”

The charity is currently fundraising to expand the size of rescue centre which would allow them to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome many more animals in need. They have found this land and buildings that would be suitable for the new Centre For Disabled Animals and is up for auction soon.

If you would like to help ENABLE disabled animals the fundraiser is at https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/help-miracles-mission-enable-disabled-animals-1

Some Of The Miracle’s Mission Family

CHARITY AUCTION TO HELP DISABLED ANIMALS

Our wonderful supporters and friends have donated a number of amazing items featured below that you can bid for as part our ‘Charity Auction To Help Disabled Animals’.

This is a sealed bid auction, so all you need to do is decide which item you would like to bid for – noting the reserve price for each – and send us your bid with the lot number by email to protectallwildlife@btinternet.com by 21:00 on the 28th of february.  We’ll email you to let you know if your bid is the highest. Postage costs will be calculated when the auction ends. Good luck!

All funds support the Miracle’s Mission Centre for Disabled Animals and their work in the rescue, treatment and rehoming of sick, injured and disabled animals

LOT 1

Street artist Sonny Sundancer’s gigantic painting of an Amur Leopard overlooked the city of Vladivostok, Russia and is part of his worldwide ‘To The Bone’ project aimed at raising awareness about endangered species.

This STUNNING piece of his work is caught brilliantly in this VERY Limited Edition of only 45 prints and measures 500 x 355mm.

Reserve: £75

LOT 2

This study of a Lion is titled ‘Endangered Nobility’ and is a stunning ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Kim Thompson. It measures 375 x 470mm.

Reserve: £250

LOT 3

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of a Siberian Tiger by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 420 x 570mm.

Reserve: £100

LOT 4

Two Day tickets to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park where you can see, amongst others, the pride of rescued Romanian Lions.

Reserve: £50

LOT 5

An original stunning watercolour by Diane Antone titled ‘The Badger’. It measures 210 x 297mm.

Reserve: £75

LOT 6

This is a stunning ORIGINAL watercolour study of a Lion by wildlife artist William Elliston.  This superb piece measures 420 x 300mm.

Reserve: £75

LOT 7

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of an Amur Leopard by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 410 x 530mm.

Reserve: £100

LOT 8

This is a signed plaque of Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Millward MBE who is one of the most experienced para-swimmers on the British team having won a total of ten medals, including two golds, across three games.

The plaque measures 300 x 210 x 5mm and would superb framed.

Reserve: £50

LOT 9

This STUNNING Ltd Edition print is titled ‘Highland Monarch’ and is by Michael Demain.  It is measures 555 x 335mm

Reserve: £40

LOT 10

This ORIGINAL watercolour of a Stag by I Mills is stunning. It measures 280 x 380mm

Reserve: £50

LOT 11

‘Mischief Maker’ is a beautiful Ltd Edition study of a Lion cub by Julie Rhodes. It is mounted and measures 560 x 380mm.

Reserve £50

LOT 12

‘Lekupania with Giraffe’ by multi-award winning photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Ami Vitalle. This stunning image is of an orphaned baby reticulated giraffe embracing Sarara Camp wildlife keeper Lekupania. It measures 11 x 16 inches and normally sells for $550 on Ami’s website.

Reserve: £250

LOT 13

‘Tails Erect’ by Wildlife Artist Carol Barrett. This ORIGINAL study of Warthogs is in watercolour and ink and is on Rhino Dung Paper! It is mounted and measures 400 x 300 mm.

Reserve: £200

LOT 14

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of a Giraffe and her calf by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 420mm x 300mm.

Reserve £100

LOT 15

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of a Badger by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 590mm x 420mm

Reserve £100

LOT 16

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of Zebras At A Waterhole by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 560mm x 420mm.

Reserve £100

LOT 17

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of a Sleeping Chimp by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 410mm x 530mm.

Reserve £100

If you would like to make a donation to our fundraiser you can do so at Fundraiser To Help Disabled Animals

CHARITY AUCTION TO HELP DISABLED ANIMALS

This is a sealed bid auction, so all you need to do is send us your offer – noting the reserve price – by email to protectallwildlife@btinternet.com by the 31th of January.  We’ll email you to let you know if your bid is the highest. Postage costs will be calculated when the auction ends. Good luck!

LOT 1

Fully signed South African Rugby Union Club Sharks top very kindly donated by former Sharks fullback Joe Pieterson

Reserve: £100

SHARKS FULLBACK JOE PIETERSON

All funds support the Miracle’s Mission Centre for Disabled Animals and their work in the rescue, treatment and rehoming of sick, injured and disabled animals.

For more information about the amazing work of Miracle’s Mission click HERE

High Peak Hunt Apologises After ‘Out Of Control’ Hounds Kill Pet Cat In Private Garden

A hunt has apologised unreservedly after its hounds killed a much-loved pet cat as they “ran out of control”.

One dog snatched the terrified animal from under a car in a private garden and “shook her like a rag doll”, the owner told The Independent.

The hounds “ran ahead of the horses uncontrolled” while the riders were out exercising in Bakewell, Derbyshire. 

Hunt organisers said they were reviewing their procedures to prevent another pet being killed.

Rebecca Bingham said her two-year-old cat, called Spider, was sitting on a wall at the end of her yard when the hounds came running.

“Before she had chance to move, one jumped up on the wall,” she said. “She then dodged and hid underneath the car, but it crawled under after her, brought her out, jaws clamped around her stomach, and shook her like a rag doll.  

“But by the time we managed to get the dog to release her, she was the gasping for air, and within a minute she was passed away.”

Ms Bingham said Spider, whom she had had since birth, was “a real beauty, and was still in my eyes a baby”.  

The two mounted riders, from the High Peak Hunt, were not hunting but appeared to be out exercising with the hounds, she said. 

This isn’t the first time she’s had to intervene to get the hounds out of her garden, saying that they have tried to push through the gate in the past to get to their cats or the cat food on the ground, adding: “We have had to remove them from our property more than once because of this.”

Taking to Facebook, one of Ms Bingham’s friends wrote: “Please if you know of, or see anything, anywhere, report it as wildlife crime. This isn’t okay, and no one should have to worry about their precious babies being injured or losing their life due to some folk enjoying this so-called ‘sport’.”

 A spokesperson from the High Peak Hunt told the Independent the hounds were being walked out where they’re routinely exercised without incident.

The statement went on: “The hunt has been in contact with the cat owner and apologised unreservedly for the distress this has caused.

“Incidents of this nature involving hounds are incredibly rare due to the professionalism with which the hounds are handled in kennels and throughout their lives; however, the hunt has taken this matter very seriously and is reviewing their procedures to prevent any reoccurrence.”

However, the Derby Hunt Saboteurs, who campaign against the fox hunting in the county, said the incident proved how dangerous the practice was.

 A spokesperson said: “This incident shows the huntsman’s lack of control over their hounds. If they weren’t trained to kill this wouldn’t happen.

“Time and time again we have seen this happen. It was only a few weeks ago the High Peak Harriers were filmed chasing a calf.”

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British Gurkhas Train Rangers To Track Down Elephant Poachers

Gurkhas from The Royal Gurkha Rifles have trained Zambian rangers in anti-poaching skills and tactics – the first UK deployment of its kind in the country. The elite force spent six weeks teaching 119 rangers how to track down armed elephant killers plaguing Zambia’s wildlife and making millions out of tusk trade

Gangster networks have grown in the region and are making millions from the illegal tusk trade.

The 30-strong unit spent six weeks in Zambia, sharing soldiering skills with the Zambian National Anti-Poaching Task Force to help strengthen their response to poaching and the illicit wildlife trade – thought to be worth £17bn a year internationally to criminal gangs.

With a large elephant population and rare and endangered species in Zambia, there has been an increase in the number of groups selling illegal animal products internationally, according to the Ministry of Defence.

The Gurkhas supported the Zambian National Anti-Poaching Task Force with coaching in interception tracking tactics, evidence gathering, leadership development and medic response training.

The rangers were also shown how to use lightweight patrol packs and first aid kits so they can work further away from their bases, to cover isolated areas where poachers can operate.

Minister for the Armed Forces James Heappey said: “The UK is committed to tackling the illegal wildlife trade, which has a destabilising impact on communities across Zambia, and the wider continent.

“These deployments are also a valuable learning opportunity for the soldiers, operating in challenging terrain and learning bush-craft from the rangers.”

The training exercises took place in the 8,600 sq miles of Kafue National Park with 119 students from the Zambian Police, Armed Forces, National Service and Department for National Parks and Wildlife were trained.

There have been four past deployments of UK personnel to neighbouring Malawi, where soldiers trained more than 200 rangers to improve patrols and communications.

Major James Marden, Officer Commanding, said: “This was a unique operation, unlike anything I have done before, enhanced by it being the first British counter-poaching training support mission in Zambia. It was hugely rewarding working with such a diverse team.”

Cheetah Devoured By A Crocodile As It Is Drinking At A Watering Hole In Africa

The video footage shows the adolescent male cheetah cub nervously approach the watering hole and timidly laps at the water.

In an instant, the 13-foot Nile crocodile leaps from the water and grabs the young cheetah in its powerful jaws. The strength of the assault is so great it forces the cheetah up into the air, before he gets dragged under the surface.

The cheetah can be seen struggling with the croc as he gets pulled under, but the force of the attack is just too much for him.

WildEarth safari guide Busani Mtshali, 30, from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, captured the incredible footage at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, while leading a tour.

“It is so painful,” the guide can be heard saying, after witnessing the dramatic attack.

“It is more than the word painful. There is nothing really we can do because the croc was just ambushing the cheetah when the young cheetah cub went down to drink water.

HELP THE LIMBE WILDLIFE CENTRE

In November 2020 devasting floods brought down the walls protecting the Limbe Wildlife Centre.

Protect All Wildife are supporting them to rebuild the protecting walls by selling unique Ltd Edition tops to raise funds.

If you would like to purchase one of these unique tops and help the Limbe Wildlife Centre at the same time go to https://t.co/gwBQAHEgR6?amp=1

AUCTION TO HELP THE LIMBE WILDLIFE CENTRE

Wildlife is under threat in Cameroon. And for more than 25 years, the Limbe Wildlife Centre has been working to protect it. Through wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, educational initiatives and community programmes, we are working to conserve Cameroon’s unique wildlife heritage.

The mission of the Limbe Wildlife Centre is to to conserve Cameroonian wildlife by rehabilitating victims of poaching, inspiring people to connect with nature and improve local communities’ wellbeing. The LWC is a national rescue centre for victims of the illegal wildlife trade. They provide food, shelter, veterinary care and specialised rehabilitation to every animal who comes through their doors. Given the nature of the illegal wildlife trade, they rarely know when they will receive new arrivals, or the condition they will be in when they arrive. Therefore, they must always be prepared to welcome new arrivals, whether a great ape or a monkey .

Many of the animals arrive as orphans after their mothers are killed for bush meat. Others that were kept as pets come to us after years of suffering, abuse and inadequate care. Upon arrival, they are often suffering from many ailments. This can include malnourishment, dehydration, parasite infestation, emotional trauma, and sometimes wounds from shotgun pellets, snares, ropes, machetes or repeated abuse. Many require immediate medical attention from our veterinary team and round-the-clock care.

Rehabilitation of wild animals, particularly primates, is a long and difficult process. Tragically, most trafficked animals are not lucky enough to make it to a sanctuary. Those that do often arrive in very bad condition. Once at the LWC, each individual goes through a short stabilisation period. The youngest arrivals require round-the-clock care from their dedicated team. This is done to mirror what their mother would provide in the wild and to ensure their survival. Older individuals, who have most often been kept in terrible conditions for much of their lives, require their own unique rehabilitative care. Years of extreme psychological trauma and neglect requires patience, dedication and a long road to recovery. Each individual needs time to adjust to a new life free from the abuse they’ve sadly grown so accustomed to.

Profits from the auction of these stunning pieces of original art goes towards helping the Limbe Wildlife Centre continue their magnificent work.

LOT 1 ~ ORIGINAL watercolour and pastel portrait. Reserve Price: £100

LOT 2 ~ ORIGINAL watercolour and pastel portrait. Reserve Price: £100

These ORIGINAL watercolour and pastel/pencil artworks depicting a ‘Sleepy Chimp’ and ‘Baby Gorilla’ are by wildlife artist Milo. They are approximately 410 x 530mm and are signed and dated by the artist

To win these STUNNING pieces of ORIGINAL art all you have to do is email your bid to protectallwildlife@btinternet.com by the 7th February. Please state whether you are bidding on Lot 1 Sleepy Chimp or Lot 2 Baby Gorilla.

More information about the work of the Limbe Wildlife Centre available HERE

Limited Edition tops available in various styles and colours are available HERE ~ALL profits help this wonderful sanctuary.

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CHARITY AUCTION TO HELP DISABLED ANIMALS

Our wonderful supporters and friends have donated a number of amazing items featured below that you can bid for as part our ‘Charity Auction To Help Disabled Animals’.

This is a sealed bid auction, so all you need to do is decide which item you would like to bid for – noting the reserve price for each – and send us your offer with the bid number by email to protectallwildlife@btinternet.com by 21:00 on the 30th of November.  We’ll email you to let you know if your bid is the highest. Postage costs will be calculated when the auction ends. Good luck!

All funds support the Miracle’s Mission Centre for Disabled Animals and their work in the rescue, treatment and rehoming of sick, injured and disabled animals

LOT 1

Street artist Sonny Sundancer’s gigantic painting of an Amur Leopard overlooked the city of Vladivostok, Russia and is part of his worldwide ‘To The Bone’ project aimed at raising awareness about endangered species.

This STUNNING piece of his work is caught brilliantly in this VERY Limited Edition of only 45 prints and measures 500 x 355mm.

Reserve: £75 Current Bid:

LOT 2

This study of a Lion is titled ‘Endangered Nobility’ and is a stunning ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Kim Thompson. It measures 375 x 470mm.

Reserve: £250 Current Bid:

LOT 3

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of a Tiger by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 410 x 540mm.

Reserve: £100 Current Bid: £350 Donna Earrey

LOT 4

Elephant Gin, Wildlife Warrior – Limited Art Edition Set. In collaboration with renowned wildlife artist Martin Aveling, we are supporting Big Life Foundation’s ‘Wildlife Warrior’ programme with a special limited edition of 5,000 bottles. The “Wildlife Warrior” Elephant London Dry Gin (45%) bottles are adorned with Aveling’s “Kichwa Tembo” artwork and packed in an elegant gift box, accompanied with an exclusive A5 art print.

Reserve: £40 Current Bid: £50 Laker Allison

LOT 5

Two Day tickets to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park where you can see, amongst others, the pride of rescued Romanian Lions.

Reserve: £50 Current Bid:

LOT 6

This ORIGINAL watercolour by Eddie Kagimu is titled ‘Elephants Out And About’ and depicts a group of young Elephants, the future of the herd.

This absolutely stunning piece measures 570 x 380mm.

Reserve: £250 Current Bid: £425 Dean Cheeseman

LOT 7

An original stunning watercolour by Diane Antone titled ‘The Badger’. It measures 210 x 297mm.

Reserve: £75 Current Bid

LOT 8

This is a stunning ORIGINAL watercolour study of a Lion by wildlife artist William Elliston.  This superb piece measures 420 x 300mm.

Reserve: £75 Current Bid:

LOT 9

This Pet Portrait Voucher has been very kindly donated by Pet Portrait and Wildlife Artist Sharon Spradbury. Sharon will draw a 1o” x 7″ head and shoulder portrait of the winner’s pet in pastels (P+P extra).

Reserve: £75 Current Bid:

LOT 10

This stunning study of an Orang Utan is by wildlife artist Jo Adams. This is a beautiful A4 Giclee Fine Art print and is No. 1 in a very Ltd Edition of only 100 prints.

Reserve: £30 Current Bid £55 Dean Cheeseman

LOT 11

‘An African Love Story’ is the life story of the late Dame Daphne Sheldrick DBE, who, with her late husband David, founded the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which is dedicated to the rescue of orphaned Elephants. The book has been hand-signed by this magnificent lady.

Reserve: £50 Current Bid: £50 Claire Poil

LOT 12

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of an Amur Leopard by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 410 x 530mm.

Reserve: £100 Current Bid:

LOT 13

This UNIQUE auction lot has been kindly donated by Nicky Campbell. Nicky will create a video montage put to music of the auction winner’s pet/pets.

Reserve: £50 Current Bid: £53 Rachel Upward

LOT 14

This is a signed plaque of Paralympic swimmer Stephanie Millward MBE who is one of the most experienced para-swimmers on the British team having won a total of ten medals, including two golds, across three games.

The plaque measures 300 x 210 x 5mm and would superb framed.

Reserve: £50 Current Bid:

LOT 15

This is an ORIGINAL watercolour, pastel and pencil study of an Red Fox by wildlife artist Milo. This STUNNING piece measures 410 x 530mm

Reserve: £100 Current Bid: £200 Jules_Orca

LOT 16

A football signed by the full squad and manager of West Bromwich Albion football club. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Reserve: £25 Current Bid: £45 Martin Bowen

LOT 17

This auction is for signed tops and photos very kindly donated by football and broadcasting legend Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara.

Reserve: £35 Current Bid

LOT 18

This STUNNING Ltd Edition print is titled ‘Highland Monarch’ and is by Michael Demain.  It is measures 555 x 335mm

Reserve: £40 Current Bid: £85 ~ Jennifer Herd.

LOT 19

This ORIGINAL watercolour of a Stag by I Mills is stunning. It measures 280 x 380mm

Reserve: £50 Current Bid: £85 ~ Jennifer Herd.

LOT 20

‘Mischief Maker’ is a beautiful Ltd Edition study of a Lion cub by Julie Rhodes. It is mounted and measures 560 x 380mm.

Reserve £50 Current Bid

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AND GOOD LUCK

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LOT 21

‘Lekupania with Giraffe’ by multi-award winning photojournalist and documentary filmmaker Ami Vitalle. This stunning image is of an orphaned baby reticulated giraffe embracing Sarara Camp wildlife keeper Lekupania. It measures 11 x 16 inches and normally sells for $550 on Ami’s website.

Reserve: £250 Current Bid:

LOT 22

‘Sleeping Fox’ by Jen Buckley Art. This is a Limited Edition print on 320gm acid free archival quality fine art  paper and measures 210 x 297 mm.

Resrve: £30 Current Bid: £60 Laker Allison 

LOT 23

‘Tails Erect’ by Wildlife Artist Carol Barrett. This ORIGINAL study of Warthogs is in watercolour and ink and is on Rhino Dung Paper! It is mounted and measures 400 x 300 mm.

Reserve: £200 Current Bid:

If you would like to make a donation to our fundraiser you can do so at Fundraiser To Help Disabled Animals

ORIGINAL BADGER ART TO HELP DISABLED ANIMALS

This auction is for two beautiful pieces of original Badger art.

All proceeds help Miracle’s Mission rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and disabled animals.

This is a sealed bid auction, so all you need to do is decide what you want to offer for these wonderful original works of art, noting the reserve price, and email your bid to protectallwildlife@btinternet.com, stating the Lot No and your bid, by the 15th of October . All funds support the Miracle’s Mission Centre for Disabled Animals and their work in the rescue, treatment and rehoming of sick, injured and disabled animals

We’ll email you to let you know if your bid is the highest and you’ve won the item. Postage costs will be calculated when the auction ends. Good luck!

Lot 1. The Badger, an original watercolour by Diane Antone. This piece measures 210mm X 297mm and has reserve price of £100.

Lot 2. Badger, an original watercolour and pastel/pencil by wildlife artist Milo.  This piece measures 410mm X 530mm and has reserve price of £125.

GOOD LUCK

MIRACLE’S MISSION ~ ENABLING DISABLED ANIMALS