Dying woman vows to barricade herself into her home rather than be parted from pets
A DYING woman has vowed to barricade herself into her home rather than be parted from her beloved pets by bailiffs. Jayne Jubb – who is due to be evicted from her March home next month – says she cannot contemplate life without her menagerie of rescue ani
A DYING woman has vowed to barricade herself into her home rather than be parted from her beloved pets by bailiffs.
Jayne Jubb - who is due to be evicted from her March home next month - says she cannot contemplate life without her menagerie of rescue animals.
"I just can't be without them," said a tearful Jayne this week. "I can't get rid of the animals; it would be like someone taking my children away.
"I will barricade myself in if I have to. If we have no where else to go, I don't know what else to do."
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Jayne, 48, and her husband Alan, 52, have been served with an eviction notice, and are due to move out of Truman's Farm in Whittlesey Road on October 6.
But Jayne - who is suffering from inoperable lung cancer - has been fruitlessly searching for a new home for months, and fears for the future of her rescued pets, which include four dogs, seven cats, two racoons, a blind fox, a corn snake, a piranha fish, and two cockatiels.
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"We have got extra money for a bond, and friends are trying to help us, some people are doing the lottery in the hope of winning enough money to get us a property," said Jayne.
"My wife spends almost all day on the internet, looking for property, but most landlords will not accept pets or DSS clients," said a desperate Alan this week.
"I fear for my wife's physical and mental health. The animals are her reason for getting up in the morning."
Back in April 2007, Jayne - who has been tattooed with a variety of animal images including eight of her cats - was told her life expectancy was between 18 months and three years.
nAnyone who can help find Jayne and Alan a new home with room to house their animals can phone them on 01354 656407.