Liz Haslam with bait dogs Della and Dotty. She needs help finding a new home to house her 16 rescue dogs.

Liz Haslam runs Beds For Bullies, a rescue for English Bull Terriers and has helped thousands of dogs find homes.

She lives in Thetford, Norfolk with 16 rescue Bullies and runs a boarding kennel to help pay for their care.
Her landlord is looking to redevelop the site and Liz is desperate for people to help find a new home for herself and the dogs.
“I would love to hear from anyone who can help me find either a home or some land where I could live in a mobile home," she said.
“I need space to put up the boarding kennels and somewhere for myself and the 16 Bull Terriers to sleep and keep warm.

“It’s hard to admit this as I am proud, but I have been struggling over the last year or so.
“We had no oil for the heating or wood for the fire and I had to burn my wardrobe and a chair to keep us warm.
“I fear the same will happen this winter. If we have nowhere to live I'm terrified they may have be put to sleep.”

Sheila

Dodger

Betty

Boudicca, one of the many dogs rescued by Liz Haslam of Beds for Bullies.

Boudicca

Liz is so dedicated and goes above and beyond to help animals.

We first spoke three years ago while I was investigating bait dogs when she shared the heartbreaking story of Della and Dotty.
They’d suffered horrific injuries after being used in sickening dog fights. Della was dumped outside a nursing home and Dotty in a coal shed.
Liz lovingly nursed them back to health. Della is now 13 and Dotty is six, and healthy and happy. You can read their story here.
Because of the remarkable work she did, police also re-homed another bait dog Etta, three, with Liz last year.

Della the bait dog when she first came to Beds for Bullies.

Della when she was found

Della the bait dog from Beds for Bullies is now healthy and happy.

Della now

Dotty the bait dog has had a happy life thanks to Beds for Bullies.

Dotty

Etta

Liz also cares for Eric, six, who she rescued from Turkey. He had been shot in the head and was found running round a refugee camp.
He still has bullets in his face and needs hundreds of pounds of surgery to rebuild his jaw.
Dave, a recent arrival from Italy, was shot in the face and had his tail chopped off and had been living in a van for months.
These photos may be distressing but they show the amazing work she does.

Eric was shot in the face and found running helplessly around a refugee camp.

Eric before

Eric was shot in the face and found running helplessly around a refugee camp.

Eric now

Dave was living in a car in Italy. He'd been shot in the head and now is healthy and happy with Liz Haslam.

Dave before

Dave now

There’s Niamh, four, rescued from France. She was about to be put to sleep after being born with disconnected bones in her front leg.
Ernie, now four, came to Liz when he was just four weeks old. He’d been dumped by the side of a bin in the hope he'd be thrown away like rubbish.
He needed a hernia operation and Liz bottle fed him back to health.
Boudicca, now four, had her leg amputated when she was just ten days old.
As it was removed so early, her other leg couldn’t form properly, but thanks to Liz taking her for hydrotherapy it’s strong again.
Little Widget, eight, is a Bullie and Jack Russell cross. He was a stray who found his way to Liz after he saved a drunk man from drowning in a river.

Niamh and Enid

Ernie

Widget from Beds for Bullies.

Widget

Molly, five, is deaf and lost her eye due to an ulcer. Liz took her from Manchester Dog’s Home after the devastating fire in 2014.
Molly loves Betty, three, who has also lost an eye and was rescued from a stables.
Liz has two more deaf dogs, Dodger, eight, mini EBT Enid, two, and Sheila, two, who she rescued from France who needs surgery on her hip.
Her oldest Bullie, is Pixie, aged 17, and finally, her guard dog is feisty Skye, seven, who came to Liz as her owners couldn’t care for her.

Molly - Liz took her from Manchester Dog’s Home after the devastating fire in 2014.

Molly

Pixie, the oldest at Beds for Bullies, aged 17.

Pixie

Skye, one of the many dogs rescued by Liz at Beds for Bullies.

Skye

Amazingly, Liz also takes in foster dogs before they go to their forever homes, but her 16 can only live with her.
She explained: “They have had difficult lives and aren’t in good health so I must care for them. It is expensive though and I have struggled.
“My vets at Swayne and Partners are amazing as are the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, and wherever I go must be near them.
“It needs to be somewhere remote where I can put up my boarding kennels, so the dogs can settle.
“We are very short of funds, and I have 25 dogs to care for so any help would be amazing, whether it’s a tin of food or a suggestion of some land where we could relocate.
“I just want to be able to help the dogs and give them a happy life.”
To help Liz, you can donate via PayPal.
Her e mail is makingbullieshappy@hotmail.com
Or visit her JustGiving page here www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bedsforbullies
To buy food and blankets, you can visit her Amazon Wishlist here
If you’d like to contact Liz you can do so via her website at www.bedsforbullies.com or find her on Facebook on Twitter on Instagram

If you found this post interesting, you might like to read Beds For Bullies Liz overjoyed at response to appeal or Appeal to help English Bulldog Duchess who was stolen by puppy farmers. 

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