Saving Skippy

Saving Skippy

From Cathie Barker

Rescued from a Hurricane in the Bahamas, travelled halfway across America and now trying to get to my forever home in South Africa!

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Update #3

2 days ago

Hi Everyone!

It has been 4 weeks and we are still waiting for the import permit from South Africa, we had news this morning that it should hopefully be this week. Our visas are starting to become a bit of a worry with the timeline but we are hopeful it will all tie up.

Skippy is not used to the cold so is spending most of his days lying out in the sun or under blankets, but he is healthy and happy to be with us.

Check out the update video and please share with friends and family- we are half way to our goal!!

Thank you so much for all your love and support! Hopefully next update we will have a date!

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2 Years ago, after hurricane Dorian, Skippy literally knocked on our door. All the Shelters and Rescue Homes were full, he had mange, heartworm and was in a bad state, we could not just leave him, so for the next 2 years we loved him back to life and he did the same for us. He was with me through a miscarriage, kept us company during lockdown and has been such an important part of our family.

We always knew we would take Skippy with us wherever we went, but when circumstances out of our control depleted our savings- we found ourselves in a very difficult situation. We want to go home, but cant bear to leave him, so we are staying until we have raised enough money to take him with us.

If 1000 people donate just $5, we can take Skippy to his forever home!

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Cathie Barker posted a new update:
2 days ago

Update #3

Hi Everyone!

It has been 4 weeks and we are still waiting for the import permit from South Africa, we had news this morning that it should hopefully be this week. Our visas are starting to become a bit of a worry with the timeline but we are hopeful it will all tie up.

Skippy is not used to the cold so is spending most of his days lying out in the sun or under blankets, but he is healthy and happy to be with us.

Check out the update video and please share with friends and family- we are half way to our goal!!

Thank you so much for all your love and support! Hopefully next update we will have a date!

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Cathie Barker posted a new update:
2 days ago

Update #2

Hi Everyone!

It has been 4 weeks and we are still waiting for the import permit from South Africa, we had news this morning that it should hopefully be this week. Our visas are starting to become a bit of a worry with the timeline but we are hopeful it will all tie up.

Skippy is not used to the cold so is spending most of his days lying out in the sun or under blankets, but he is healthy and happy to be with us.

Check out the update video and please share with friends and family- we are half way to our goal!!

Thank you so much for all your love and support! Hopefully next update we will have a date!

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Cathie Barker posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

Hi Everyone! Thought I would give you an update on Skippy's Journey. We are now in Maryland and he was great on the trip. Although he is feeling a little bit anxious, he is very happy to be with us!

We have applied for his import permit in South Africa which should be approved in 2 weeks, once we receive that we can move onto the next stage which is blood works ect. We have not had any donations for a while now, please share with your friends and family and don't forget to follow his journey on Instagram @savingskippy.

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