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It’s National Rescue Dog Day!

This National Rescue Dog Day we want to honor all of our lovely dogs that have come into our care. Whether they have already found their forever home, or going through rehabilitation before they become available for adoption, each and every one of them is unique and very special.

But what can you do to help rescue dogs? Below is a list of useful tips and how to get involved.

#adoptdontshop: If there is room in your life to give a dog a forever home and that second chance, consider adopting! When our animals are ready for their forever home, they will be listed on our website.

Volunteer: If you are unable to commit to having a dog long term, why not look into fostering? As a volunteer fosterer, you may be able to help more than one rescue dog on their path to recovery, helping them to get ready for their new forever home!

If directly caring for an animal isn’t your thing, there are also other lovely volunteer roles too! Our shops are in need of some dedicated volunteers and by joining our volunteer team, you will make a huge impact on animals in need!

Donate/Fundraise: Our animals always need your support. In addition to financial donations, our dogs have a list of much needed items such as blankets, toys, treats, and food, so if you prefer, you can buy them a present! You can see our Amazon wishlist here.

You can also donate any unwanted items to our charity shops. Our shops are our main source of income so anything that is donated and sold will go directly to helping animals in need in your local area.

Fundraising is also a great and fun way to help animals in need. From bake sales to sponsored runs, you can be as creative as you like!

Neuter your dog: To stop any accidental arrival of puppies, you may want to speak to your vet about getting your dog neutered. With more unwanted animals around, there is an extra strain on animal charities. Below are some reasons (from the National RSPCA) why neutering your pet may be best for them, and for you.

  • Neutering prevents females coming into season, when they may attract unwanted male attention, become pregnant or have false pregnancies.
  • Neutering prevents the risk of testicular cancer in males and uterus infections and cancers in females.
  • In male dogs and cats, neutering can reduce urine marking and roaming.
  • Unspayed female animals can be messy when they come into season – during this time, females can bleed for up to three weeks.
  • Animals don’t respect family relationships – siblings will mate. This increases the risk of offspring with birth defects and deformities.
  • Neutering animals can reduce the risk of them being stolen for breeding.
  • Vet fees for problems during or after pregnancy and birth can be expensive. Offspring might need veterinary attention too.
  • Owners have a responsibility to meet their animal’s needs under the Animal Welfare Act 2006. Pregnant and nursing animals need even more care, and their offspring will be equally as demanding. When the young are ready to be rehomed, you need to ensure that they are vaccinatedwormed and flea treated, which you will also need to be able to afford.

If you live within our Branch area, we offer reduced cost neutering vouchers.

Education: Teaching young children the importance of kindness, unconditional love, and responsible care of all animals is essential to ensuring a future of good animal welfare. Our Education and Events Officer runs educational talks in schools, clubs, care homes and more and covers many different topics.

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