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