We are pleased to announce the appointment of four new Hope Rescue Trustees, who are all based in South Wales, and who join our existing Board of Vanessa Waddon, Paula Rowe and Kate Needham. As many of you will know, this is a very exciting time for us as we embark on our first major capital project, buying our very own rescue centre. The new Trustees will play a key role in delivering this project, and also in shaping our future strategic direction.
We will shortly be refurbishing our charity shop in Pontypridd, which will include a dog friendly coffee shop, pending a decision on grant funding. As part of this we need to gauge local opinion on its current use, our future plans and how you think we can improve.
We are also keen to find out whether there is interest in some exciting new community activities we have planned, including craft and baking workshops and craft and natter groups.
Could you be a "Hope Hero" and help raise funds for our new rescue centre?
We are looking for individuals or groups that can raise £100 or more for our Rescue Centre Appeal. The Appeal is raising funds towards the exciting purchase of our new Rescue Centre in Rhondda Cynon Taff, South Wales which will transform the lives of our rescue dogs.
We finally revealed our BIG secret at Barking Mad…Hope Rescue is buying its own rescue centre! We still can’t really believe it ourselves as this has always been our aspiration and with everyone’s help, we can make this dream a reality.
We received a call last week from a worried member of the public about Penny, an underweight 11 year old Labrador-cross with a skin condition, flea infestation and overgrown claws. Penny is now safe in our care and getting the vet treatment and TLC she so desperately needs. She is thriving in a fabulous foster home and despite her poor condition, is showing what a loving and sweet girl she is.
This bank holiday was a very busy one with two shows in quick succession – Bedwellty on Saturday and then Barking Mad on Bank Holiday Monday. We are so very grateful for everyone who came along to show their support for us and the work we do. A huge thank you to everyone for all their hard work in making both shows such great successes.
Barking Mad is our annual fun dog show and this year it was bigger and better than ever before. The crowds queuing up to get in were unbelievable and the class entries were incredible – our two judges certainly had their work cut out for them.
It’s that time of year again when our annual Barking Mad Dog Show is here. This year will be bigger and better than ever before, with stalls, displays and activities for all the family.
We've got a bouncy castle, face painting and balloon modelling for the kids, trade and charity stalls, displays, our delicious doggy deli and human vegan cakes, free microchipping by our friends from the Dogs Trust, raffles and competitions, and much, much more.
This year we will be running the Hope Fun Dog Show again at the Bedwellty Agricultural Show. We will also be there with Hope Rescue stalls selling our delicious doggy deli as well as crafts from our Handmade by Hope collection and other doggy items.
Please come along to see us, the dog show is great fun and the show is always a good day out.
If you are able to help us either set up the day before or on the day itself, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org
GOOD NEWS - THE OWNER HAS BEEN LOCATED.
We are appealing for information to help locate the owner of a family of four Yorkshire Terrier dogs that were left at a stables in Abercwmboi, Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Alongside the little dogs there was a handwritten note asking that they be taken care of and giving their names.
Jessie, Sweep, Sooty and Ben were all taken to the local authority pound where they will be kept for seven days before moving into our care.
Darcy is a cute little 6 month old Yorkie pup that has come into our care from our vets. Sadly she had been involved in a road traffic accident with significant injuries to both of her back legs. We were extremely concerned that her legs could not be saved and she would have to be euthanised. But we never give up on a dog without at least trying to help, so we referred her to a specialist orthopaedic vet at Alphavets. Her X-ray results and assessment show that her one leg can be mended with a plate and pins.