Madge asks if you could please give a little bit extra on this Leap Day.
Last week we took delivery of a huge donation of food from the wonderfully generous people at Lily's Kitchen.
As you can see, Sonny and Emily certainly look suitably impressed!
If you have any unwanted Christmas presents, why not put them to good use?
We are always looking for donations for our charity shop in Pontypridd.
The shop is at 77 Taff Street, Pontypridd, CF37 4SU and is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5pm. You can park outside before 11 am for drop offs only, and properly after 3pm. There is also a pay and display car park two minutes walk away.
We would like to wish all our volunteers and supporters a very Happy New Year.
The past year was aother successful one for Hope Rescue and our dogs. Our volunteers, staff, supporters, the rescues that help us, the companies we work with and our grant funders have all ensured that we not only helped a total of 641 dogs last year, but also that they received the very best care. And we also managed to open our first charity shop! The figures break down as follows:
Merry Christmas to all of our amazing staff, volunteers and supporters.
There are so many dogs that now have happy futures to look forward to, thanks to you.
Let's hope that 2016 brings peace, joy and many more forever homes for dogs that need our help.
Here is our very own Ewok (real name Wicket) celebrating the release of the new Star Wars film.
How many Ewoks do you know?
‘Tis the season to be jolly, a time for loving and giving and this is no exception when it comes to the kennel residents of Hope Rescue. At holiday times, we often face a shortage of kennel spaces, so it is doubly important to get our dogs into foster homes. There is literally ‘no room at the inn’ – so a plea for foster homes to give dogs a warm place by the fire is top of the Christmas wish list.
Bolt is a stunning American Bulldog who has the dubious distinction of being Hope Rescue’s longest resident in boarding kennels. His luck has taken a positive turn with the announcement this week that Budget Vets have decided to sponsor Bolt’s kennel. This means that not only will he have the support of this well-known South Wales veterinary group, but it is hoped that the added publicity will help him realise his dream of getting a foster or forever home.
The start of December heralds the annual #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving something back. Many retailers in the UK have taken up the idea of Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday online shopping. But #GivingTuesday is a charitable alternative to the start of the Christmas shopping season, a time for people to kick off the festive period with a day of giving and making a commitment to charity.
A huge Hope Rescue thank you to everyone who supported our Barking Mad fundraising week. There have been so many great activities involving lots of people, both young and old, that we can't begin to say individual thanks to you all. But please take a bow (wow wow) and be assured that you have all helped us to raise much-needed funds.