I've featured some of Ann Marie Payne's poems on my blogs. Another volunteer in Spain saving and rehoming the unwanted hounds, including a podenca mum and her 5 pups living in a cave, which appeal I featured on Podenco Post. Now Ann needs help herself. She explains why below
'Last year we were forced out of our premises, conned out of €1,800 and were left with nowhere to go. We did a fund raise and fortunately many people donated and helped us to move to where we are now, and at first it seemed like paradise. We had a wonderful summer and all the dogs were happy. But then came the winter, which was the worst in 10 years for rainfall. The kennels were flooding every day because there was nowhere for the rain to drain away. Every day I had to brush the water into buckets and then carry them outside and empty them on to the street. It was a total nightmare.