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colliewoman

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emergency animal care
« on: October 06, 2011, 08:53:29 pm »

Hi all! Don't know if this is a good idea or not so delete if appropriate ;)


After reading mad goat woman's post (am i an addict) I thought perhaps we could maybe have a list of contacts who might be able to help out if needed in an emergency?

I'll go first.

Somerset, Glastonbury area.
I can care for;
sheep and lambs (and lambing)
goats and kids
beef cattle
alpacas
dogs
cats
all poultry
all small furries
could do pigs if instructions given.
hand milking no problems

pm me if required
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daddymatty82

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  • swindon
Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 10:35:35 am »
perhaps a certain mileage of your post code would be better? then someone needing help could put in a postcode and it comes up with list of people. id be up for this also .

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 10:41:05 am »
I don't yet have any animals, apart from a cat, so won't be much use to anyone but I do like the idea. Once I have some experience under my belt I would certainly add my details.
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JulieS

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Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2011, 10:56:56 am »
What a great idea.

I'm on North Devon/Cornwall border.  EX39 5RF.

Can help with pigs, chickens, dogs (especially hounds), butchery....experience with dairy cows, calves and horses.
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ellisr

  • Joined Sep 2009
  • Wales
Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2011, 11:23:26 am »
Count me in

Taunton area TA3

I have experience in

Sheep, lambs and lambing
Pigs
Chickens
Geese
Horses, I can help excersise if necessary
Dogs
I can milk a cow by hand but have never tried a goat

With basic instruction I can turn my hand to most things, I am soon to get cats so that will be added to my list very shortly

Skirza

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2011, 05:08:29 pm »
Brilliant idea....and when I can afford a helicopter I will add my name to the list...unfortunately until then I am just too far away from anyone to be of any help

CameronS

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  • North East Fife
Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2011, 02:51:01 pm »
I'm in fife KY8 area, though can travel roughly 10/15 miles with relative ease.

poultry
dogs
cats
small furries
some experience with cows, (though without help how good at milking i would be i don't know  ::) )
sheep/pigs sure i could manage if given instructions - I'm a fast learner and quite confident with new things

Rich/Jan

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Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2011, 04:02:25 pm »
Sounds a good idea - I'm in France (Charente dept 16) so no good for UK but willing to help on phone over here.

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 08:11:11 am »
TQ12  3JU. Can help with dogs, poultry, sheep, pigs, horses, cattle. Can hand milk cows, goats and sheep.

scotelf

  • Joined Aug 2010
  • West Lothian
Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 07:22:18 pm »
EH47 up to 20 miles... ish
Horses -anything to do with  :)
Dogs, chooks, sheep, cattle, goats.
Can milk a coo, by hand or dairy/byre system -although its been a while, em 20 years, lol.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2011, 07:28:27 pm by scotelf »
Lynn :)

plumseverywhere

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Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2011, 06:50:43 am »
I'm WR11 and can milk goats, basic sheep care, cats/dogs - rear newborns etc.  Grew up breeding German shepherds/shelties/maine coon cats so can offer help with whelping or handrearing.
Can't travel too far as also have 4 small children and disabled mum but certainly happy to help in the near vicinity (Katie and Jinglejoys! if you need me!!) xx
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doganjo

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Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2011, 09:13:43 am »
How about a 'help' map similar to the members one, Dan?

FK10 area - can travel up to 50 miles.  Dogs, cats, hens, ducks, kids (human ones), cleaning up after any of them too, but not hard physical stuff as I'm an OAP!  ;D ;D ;D
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Fronhaul

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Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2011, 11:09:21 am »
Brilliant idea I reckon.

Pembrokeshire Carms borders SA34. 

Experience in sheep, dogs, beef cattle, horses and alpaca.  Also have a professional small flock shepherd living in a cottage here who is willing to help.

daddymatty82

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  • swindon
Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2011, 06:47:47 pm »
a satellite map would be good idea as plums said as then you can just look where you are and see oh  so&so is near by they could/might help out  then the only problem  would be is  this goingto be on a favour basis as in are people going to ask for money to come and help or certain amount to cover fuel ?

doganjo

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Re: emergency animal care
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2011, 07:35:13 pm »
is near by they could/might help out  then the only problem  would be is  this goingto be on a favour basis as in are people going to ask for money to come and help or certain amount to cover fuel ?
As far as I am concerned I wouldn't want payment as I'd have to pay tax on it - a jar of home made jam or chutney would be plenty reward for helping out a friend in need.
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