My name is Aimee Banyard and I have worked for the Welsh Government for 14 years. I am from a farming background, live in the South Wales Valleys and have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. I have rescued and nursed back to health many horses throughout my teens and to date and am passionate about animal welfare.
Early last year I was privileged to meet Sandy Redmore who is Lesley Fords sister and Sandy drew my attention to the plight of the dogs in the public Shelter in Bacau. My heart was broken seeing this and I decided that action was better than words and that I should do something positive to help. I began by drawing all my friends and families attention to the plight of these poor babies and contacted Sandy and Lesley to see how I could make a positive contribution. I have never looked back.
I travelled to Bacau to help Lesley with the first Spayathon earlier this year so have first hand experience of what these poor dogs suffer. I have gained the support of many wonderful people locally and we are now able to send at least one pallet of food and other aide out to the shelter every month via pay pal contributions and the wonderful support of Asda customers in Aberdare who fill our trolley weekly. We have many supporters in Wales now along with all the others throughout the country.
I am happy to say I collect dogs monthly who have arrived from Bacau and are to be re-homed in the UK and have the privilege of introducing many to their new loving owners which is truly heart warming.