Who does not like dogs? They are a joy, a best friend, and part of our family. I love animals in general. And it breaks my heart to see people abandoning or mistreating them. 7
Unfortunately, it is still a reality out there. On the other side, there are people like the ones responsible for Miracle’s Mission – a non-profit animal welfare organisation that works with sick, injured, and difficult animals.
Its mission is to provide a place of safety for animals in danger, to educate on the need for neutering both pets and strays and to neuter stray dogs and cats to prevent the birth of more dogs and cats onto the streets.
Before we present Miracle’s Mission, here is something to warm up your hearts:
“Miracle was a dog who was rescued from the streets of Borneo at one-week old before her tiny eyes were even open. She had several injuries and was very weak, but she made a miraculous recovery and is now strong, happy, and healthy living with her adopted brother Ben, sister Star and sister Tess.
Victoria is now working towards saving many more stray dogs and other stray animals all around the world, starting in Borneo where Miracle was rescued.” Read her interview now.
Midlands Traveller: Tell me a little bit about your background in charity.
Victoria Bryceson: I became vegetarian 22 years ago when I first fully realised what meat was and where it came from. I also gave up eggs and wore any leather clothing or footwear.
This is the point when I made the connection that the meat on my plate used to be a living breathing animal and I did not want to be any part of taking away an innocent and loving creature’s life.
Going vegan was the best life decision that I have ever made. And my love and care for animals inspired me to set up Miracle’s Mission and Vegan Events UK.”
MT: How did you come up with the idea of a charity like yours?
VB: I decided to work towards saving stray dogs and other stray animals all around the world, starting in Borneo.
MT: What is the main inspiration for starting your project/charity?
VB: A puppy called Miracle was rescued from the streets of Borneo at one week old before her tiny eyes were even open. She had several injuries and was very weak, but she made a miraculous recovery and is living with her adopted brother Ben, sister Star and sister Tess.
MT: What is unique about your charity?
VB: It’s vegan-owned and we fundraise for the charity by organising a series of major vegan events across the country which you can find more information about it here.
We are building the UK’s first disabled animal rehabilitation centre – no one else in the UK is doing this.
MT: What is your kind of clientele?
VB: People who love dogs, animal lovers.
MT: What are the challenges of a charity like yours?
VB: During COVID we could not hold any events, so we organised an online client celebrity auction which had some exciting lots donated by people such as newsreader, Jan Leeming and comedian, Lucy Porter.
MT: In which ways people can support an animal rescue like yours?
VB: You can donate to our appeal to build our disabled animal centre here and buy items such as T-shirts, recipe books, natural shampoo bars for dogs and food at our online shop.
And you can sponsor a hydrotherapy session for a needy dog on the website.
You can also do things like a sponsored dog walk or dress as an animal at work to fundraise – ideas are on our page.
MT: What advice would you give to someone thinking about starting a charity like yours?
VB: Do your research – is there a need for your charity? Think about what its mission and ethos would be. It needs to be unique and not duplicate a similar charity.
MT: What are the next steps for Miracle’s Mission?
VB: We have just won a bid on an ideal plot of land in Lincolnshire, to enable us to officially have a place to start building our disabled animal rehabilitation centre.
So, our next steps are to plan how we achieve this. We now have the chance to save the lives of countless disabled animals and help improve the quality of life for so many others. We have so much to do now. Watch this space.
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