Your prayers and focused thoughts please for Star, a brave collie recently rescued from a terrible fate in the holiday isle of Malta. She was found only by chance, she had been shot and buried, her nose and legs were bound with wire and she was barely alive. A passerby saw her nose sticking out of the ground and thought at first that he was digging up a corpse. It was only when he saw her tail move slightly that he saw she was clinging on to life. Star was rushed to a veterinary hospital and is making a good, although slow, recovery. The maximum punishment in Malta for animal cruelty is one year and animal welfare activists are now campaigning for this to be increased. We pray that Star will get better and that there will be no more animal cruelty in Malta.