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We need your votes - voting closes tomorrow at 12 pm!

Please vote for Hope Rescue to benefit from Aviva's Community Fund.

Our rescue dogs need you and we have less than 24 hours! We need to reach the Top 8 projects to win the chance to secure £25,000 funding from Aviva for a Sensory Garden and Home from Home room at our rescue centre. We are doing a final push before voting closes at 12 p.m. tomorrow. We need another 3,000 votes to take us to 10,000 - that is just 300 dog lovers casting their 10 votes each.  

Stray Dogs in South Wales

From time to time we have to raise our concerns about the number of stray dogs being found that are not being reported to the dog warden, or are being kept initially then passed on again. The stray dog laws are in place for a reason - to ensure there is a robust legal process in place and to give the owners the very best chance of finding their lost dog. Not everyone is on social media to see a found dog post on a lost and found site. It is vital that stray dogs are checked for a microchip.

Volunteer Opportunities – Charity Shop

We are very proud of our charity shop in Pontypridd and have exciting plans to develop it further. As a result, we’ve created a number of new volunteer roles in our retail team.

The opportunities we have include:

Customer Services/Café Assistants

Stockroom Assistants

Retail Fundraising Assistants

We are building our team so there will be several opportunities available for each of the above roles.

More information and how to apply here.

Hope Rescue 200 Club

The opportunity to join the Hope Rescue 200 Club is an exclusive, limited offer for 200 of our most generous supporters. In return for a £200 donation, you will get a year's membership and a range of great benefits including: 

Retail Trustee Role

We are recruiting for a retail trustee

** Apply by 5 November **

Could you support a well- established local charity by becoming a Trustee? This is a fantastic opportunity to really make a difference to the welfare and lives of dogs in need in the South Wales area.

Waggy Welsh Walk 2017

Join Hope Rescue and the South Wales Dog Walking Club for the Waggy Welsh Walk 2017.

Starting out from Whitmore Bay on Barry Island at 5.30pm, we will be walking a picturesque three mile circular walk. Take in the breathtaking views from the clifftops as we head out to Jacksons Bay just as the sun sets. The walk will continue on solid paths and sand for three miles, finishing up where we started under the Eastern Shelter on Whitmore Bay (Barry Island main beach).

Tinned Food Appeal

We are in urgent need of tinned food for the dogs at our rescue centre in Llanharan. We would be very grateful if you could help us by donating a few tins to our appeal.

There are three ways you can help:

1. You can purchase tinned food from our Amazon wishlist where we have listed some good value items. This will then be delivered directly to our rescue centre. You can find the wishlist here.

Secure Dog Exercise Paddock

You can now enjoy private use of Hope Rescue's training paddock. The paddock is surrounded by specialised dog-proof fencing to give you a secure space for some off-lead or long-lead training with your dog. 

Each booking will last for 30 minutes, which will give you plenty of time to exercise your dog with a 15 minute change-over time between sessions so that you and your dog can enjoy the space in private. This is especially valuable for dogs who are nervous or uncomfortable around other dogs.

The cost is £5 per half hour session.

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