26 April 2018
DOG BREEDER WHO MADE £50,000 BY MIS-SELLING ANIMALS RECEIVES SUSPENDED SENTENCE AFTER SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION BY VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
A dog breeder has received a suspended sentence and a curfew after Cardiff Crown Court heard how she had advertised puppies for sale that she did not have, lied about their genetic make-up and overbred her animals.
Marge the Terrier, picked up as a stray with her 6-month-old puppy, came into the care of Hope Rescue and it soon became apparent that she was already pregnant again, another tragic victim of irresponsible breeding. Hope’s welfare team wasn’t surprised when no-one came forward to claim her as dogs like Marge are often abandoned just when they need their owners the most. Thanks to Hope Rescue’s team of volunteers, Marge was able move into the comfort of a foster home, where she gave birth to three healthy pups that are now seven weeks old.
BBC Wales are planning a new, 4-part series and are looking for contributors from across Wales. It's aimed at highlighting the benefits of adopting a rescue dog and they will link in with rescue centres in Wales as people look to adopt a dog.
Closing date for applications is 30th April. All details are on the poster.
For the next three weeks, MA students from Cardiff University will run a campaign on behalf of Hope Rescue called ♯MyRescueStory as part of their Digital Communications Management module.
We have recently upgraded our boarding kennels with a new heating system and they will soon all have newly tiled floors. Our staff numbers ensure that we now have a higher staff:dog ratio, which is better for the welfare of dogs staying with us. As our costs have risen accordingly, our boarding prices will also rise with effect from 1 April.
More information on boarding here.
Hope Rescue has held the interim stray dog contract for Bridgend County Borough Council since 4th December 2017. We are delighted to report that following a tender process, we have been successful in securing the full contract which now also includes part of the Vale of Glamorgan under their shared service arrangements.
Would you like to sponsor a trophy or rosette for a Hope Rescue Fun Dog Show? In return for a small donation you can have your name (or your dog/business/loved one) engraved on a show prize.
Sponsorship starts at just £25, and you can even present the trophy yourself!
Why not come along to our fun dog show at the Paws on Patrol Dog Festival in Pontypool Park? You can enter your dog into our fun classes including Waggiest Tail, Best Fancy Dress and Best Rescue, browse the Hope stall and meet our rescue dogs.
Registration is on the day and costs £1 per dog per class.
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Lucy’s Law calls for an immediate ban on the sale of puppies by pet shops and other third-party commercial dealers. The aim is to make puppies available only from rescue centres or reputable breeders where the puppies are always seen with their real mothers.
Amos is a 13 year old Mastiff Cross and had lived outside for the whole of his life before coming in to the care of Hope Rescue. He led a sheltered existence and his only glimpse of the outside world was through a gap in the fence. Despite this, he has settled into a foster home very well and is now finally enjoying some home comforts.