Jasmine’s Story…

In 2003 a policeman in Warwickshire, England
opened a garden shed to find a greyhound lying in there dirty, abused and
abandoned by someone. Out of an act of kindness the policeman took the dog to
Nuneaton Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary which looked after abandoned or and
orphaned animals in need. Geoff Grewcock (who runs the Wildlife Sanctuary) had
to goals to restore the dog to full health, and to win her trust. Luckily, both
goals were achieved and after seven long weeks she was as good as new. They
named her Jasmine and decided to start looking for an adoptive home. But Jasmine
wanted to stay at the Wildlife sanctuary, Jasmine started to welcome all new
sick or hurting animals into the sanctuary. It didn’t matter if it was a puppy,
a fox cub, or any other kind of animal for that matter. She always welcomed by
peering into the box orcage and, when possible, delivers a welcoming lick. Geoff says that “She
takes all the stress out of them, and it helps them to not only feel close to
her, but to settle into their new surroundings. She has done the same with the
fox andbadger cubs; she licks the rabbits and guinea pigs, and even lets the birds
perch on the bridge of her nose.” Jasmine became the animal sanctuary’s
resident surrogate mother. She has cared for she has cared for five fox cubs,
four badger cubs, fifteen chicks, eight guinea pigs, two stray puppies and
fifteen rabbits – and one roe deer fawn. Bramble just eleven weeks old, was
found semi-conscious in a field. When the little deer arrived at the sanctuary
Jasmine cuddled up to her to keep her warm, and then went into the full
foster-mum role. Jasmine the greyhound showers Bramble the roe deer with
affection, and makes sure she is safe. This is a true and inspiring story. Have
a think about the policeman’s kindness towards Jasmine and then Jasmines
kindness towards those animals in need. A small act of kindness can make a big
difference!

 

 

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