A woman living with 27 dogs is being called a miracle worker after she made it possible for disabled dogs to go back and live a normal life.
Claire-Louise Nixon adopts dogs that are abandoned by everyone. She takes them home, treats them and releases them once they are able to live a normal life.
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Claire takes care of the dogs that have been disabled due to some accident or have lost limbs due to mines and other explosives in abandoned war zones.
Using advanced physiotherapy techniques and making the dogs walk with the help of wheels, the dog lover makes sure that the pooches she releases back on the streets are in health good enough to spend a normal life.
Her diverse range of dogs resides with her in her four-bedroom home where she lives with her daughter Rhia-Louise, 22, and husband Gary, 50.
Even with all those dogs living in her home, the neighbors don’t seem to have any problem – and as a matter of fact, some have even adopted the dogs released by her.
Claire is committed to finding permanent homes for her dogs but it is not easy. Depending on their condition, the dogs can need a variety of different things including the need to wear nappies.
Claire said: “When I get these dogs who are in such a bad way, the vet would say: ‘Claire, you won’t get them walking again.’
“But now they say nothing is impossible! They say we work miracles with them!
“I think all they need is love, kindness and patience. When they walk into my house they see other dogs like them so they don’t feel any different that’s why I think they do so well here.
“If you give them a reason to walk again then they will.”
Claire said that taking care of 27 canines, including 7 totally paralyzed ones is not an easy job, as it takes almost all of her day starting from early morning till late in the night.
Just feeding them all includes handling 15 kg of biscuits and a whole crate of dog feed every day.
Eight dogs need to wear nappies, along with other clothes to keep the nappy in place, while all of them have to take daily baths to keep them infection-free.
Overall, it all needs a lot of things to take care of so many suffering dogs and Claire has to manage it with her routine housework.
All of it started 12 years back when a puppy was about to be put down because it had a hair lip and cleft palate. As the puppy, Thomas Cook, could not suck his mother’s milk, Claire fed him with a bottle and her dedication saved the little puppy.
It escalated from having one suffering puppy to having 27 of them quite quickly.
She said: “It went into having paralyzed dogs and dogs that had their legs blown off in Bosnia and dogs that had been shot and still had bullets inside them.”
Claire has named her dogs after celebrities in order to describe their traits.
Sir Elton John, for instance, was rescued from Romania following been run over and left to die in an accident that broke his spine. Thanks to Claire, he can now stand up and walk. He’s named after Sir Elton John because of his song ‘I’m still standing.’
Sherlock Holmes was a stray dog in Oman where he was shot by a security guard. He got the name due to his curious nature and intelligence.
Other members of Claire’s dog club include Patrick Swayze, twitching all the time, Freddie Mercury, who was paralyzed and is now recovering, and David Bowie, who got the name for being under pressure.
Claire said: “They’re part of the family. The dogs have a free run of the house.
“They sit where they want and they sleep wherever they happen to fall asleep – often on our beds.
“The dogs arrive with the most horrible past we give them love and wonderful future. They come from all over the world but with me they are home forever.
“I’m really lucky in that all the neighbors have dogs themselves so we don’t get complaints. And although 27 dogs sounds a lot, they are really quite well behaved.”
The money needed for medical care, feeding and fulfilling all the necessities of the dogs is raised by Claire’s foundation, Wheels to Paws UK.
Normally vet bills can amount too much but knowing Claire and her cause, the local vets normally offer her a discount.
Claire said: “The dog rescue charities abroad all know of me. So if they get a badly injured or disabled dog in need of specialist care they will pay to transport them to me in the UK. I can never say no.
“It is tremendous hard work but I can’t tell you how rewarding it is. The love these dogs give back is amazing. I would not be without any single one of them.”
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