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.
Our first Waggy Welsh Walk on Barry Island, South Wales was a great success. Over 80 dogs and their human companions joined us for a moonlit stroll along the coastline and helped to raise over £2,000.
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
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.
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:
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.
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).
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.
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.
At Hope Rescue we are licensed to board dogs and have a dedicated block of 20 kennels for boarding customers at our centre in Llanharan. The boarding income supports the day to day running costs of our busy rescue centre. After a busy summer we now have vacancies. The boarding charge is £14 per day, or £25 for two dogs sharing (up to Staffie size). The dogs are cared for by our experienced welfare team and are walked daily in our private 18 acre woodland, or can have off-lead exercise in our secure paddock.
** REWARD NOW £700 **
We are appealing for information about a stray dog found on Rhigos Mountain near Aberdare, on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 1pm. The dog, thought to be a young Mastiff-type breed, was in such an appalling condition that on vet advice, he was put to sleep to end his misery. A reward is being offered of up to £700 for information leading to the identification of the person responsible.