Pls, pls help me save my Assistance Dog!!

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Pls, pls help me save my Assistance Dog!!


My name is Tara Hofmeister (formerly Gladden),  I suffer from a form of Heart disease.

(Ventricular Tachycardia Arythmia), which causes my heart to stop and very often leads me to passing out.

As a single woman, this can be very scary and often prevents me from going out.

I have lived in Dubai for the past 20yrs, where I trained, rescued and rehabilitated many animals.

In 2015,  I managed to rescue a 3yr old  American Bulldog,  who I named "Ebo",   (the big handsome boy on my right in the photo).

 "Ebo" had come from a horrific background and had been severely abused by his former owners.

  But despite all he had been through,  amazingly he still had trust in people.  

 I  trained "Ebo" to become my Assistance dog and from that then on he became my "wing man" and never left my side. 

"Ebo"  gave me my confidence back and I gave him the love he deserved!

In 2016,  after enduring many years of abuse  (including a broken nose and wrist!),  from my estranged husband, he forced me to leave Dubai with nothing!!    (tragically,  in that  part of the world,  I am one of many women, this has happened to).

I had to leave Dubai after 20yrs, with nothing,  no money, no belongings and worest of all leaving behind my beloved "Ebo"!

I came back to England in March 2016 with no money and no where to live!    

Thankfully the Council have provided me with  accommodation  and I am slowly getting back on my feet but I desperately need my "Ebo"!!   But I have no means to pay for his relocation.

"Ebo" is currently staying  at a very overcrowded  Animal Rescue Centre in Dubai but they cannot keep him any longer.  And if I cannot take him back, he will have to be put to sleep!

I thank you for taking the time to read my story and I beg you to please help me, be reunited with my "best friend"  every little will help!

If my dream comes true,  and we are reunited,  I will film our "reunion" and post it online.

(And when the time is right, I plan to expose to the world not only the abuse of  animals but women in that part of the world! As I have witnessed it all first hand!)

I need 10.000 GBP to relocate "Ebo" and to send over my personal belongings, so I can start my life again, 

Thank you and God bless,   Tara xx