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Fenland pair set for 10,000 parachute jump to help animal charity PAWS Care and Rescue UK



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A pair of Fenland animal lovers are set to jump out of a plane to help a charity that cares for stray pets on the paradise island of Mauritius.

Jane Dunsmore and Tony Read are set to jump out of a plane to help an animal charity. (8174586)
Jane Dunsmore and Tony Read are set to jump out of a plane to help an animal charity. (8174586)

Tony Read from Manea and Jane Dunsmore of Soham are set to carry out tandem parachute jumps next Wednesday (10) at the North London Sky Diving Centre at Wimblington.

The pair will be jumping from 10,000 feet and hope their dramatic efforts will raise money for PAWS Care and Rescue UK which aims to help abused and abandoned animals on the island.

Asha the dog was rescued from Mauritius but needs specialist treatment. (8174588)
Asha the dog was rescued from Mauritius but needs specialist treatment. (8174588)

Jane explained half the money will go to a sanctuary called All Life Matters (ALM) which helps with sterilisation and education to encourage animal owners to have their pets neutered.

The other half of the money will got help a rescue dog called Asha (Hope). He was left tied to a balcony in Mauritius by his owners for three years and was kept alive by the kindness of neighbours who through him scraps of food.

He was left out in both the heat and cyclones before he was rescued and neutured back to help by PAWS, who found him a new home in Wolverhampton.

Sadly while out on the balcony Asha was bitten by mosquito which infected him with heart worm, which if left untreated will kill him.

The disease, which can only be contracted through a mosquito bite, is not in the UK and so the treatment has to be imported at the cost of £1,500.

Jane said: "This is why Tony and myself are jumping out of an aeroplane to raise money to help with the sterilisation of cats and dogs in Mauritius, and also to help with getting Asha fit and well again."



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