Without any financial support and only relying on donations, Val and Mino have dedicated their lives to make a real difference for the dogs and cats, often going without themselves because of the huge vet bills required to look after the often sick animals. At the time we made our visit to help groom the dogs, there was a critically ill dog called Rags, he required a drip and constant care as he had a rare and dangerous infection, the vets were unsure if he would make it. Rags had to be separated from the other dogs as it was contagious. Val and Mino took it in turns to sit with Rags talking to him and encouraging him to be strong.