The last couple of days have been a bit of a whirlwind. We really cannot describe how incredibly proud we were to win the Charity Team of the Year award at the Ceva Welfare Awards. The award recognises the hard work of our amazing team - Ali, our dedicated volunteers and our supporters - and everyone should feel proud of the part they play. We may be a small charity but we have a big heart and teamwork has always been at the centre of everything we do. Thank you to each and every one of you who helps us to makes a difference.
A simple question. Why on God's earth are we still breeding bullbreeds? The "but I am a responsible breeder" argument simply doesn't wash when it comes to bullbreeds I am afraid. No part of me can rationalise it. Anyone breeding bullbreeds and can offer an explanation then please enlighten me. Then come and spend the day with us - are you brave enough to see the consequences of your selfish greed? Or would you rather pretend it is nothing to do with you and let hard working and under resourced rescues deal with the fallout?
We have been fortunate to be given the opportunity to film with the lovely comedian Rhod Gilbert this week. He has been working with Budget Vets for his Work Experience programme and Budgets were keen to involve us and get some welfare messages across. Rhod spent the afternoon with us at kennels on Tuesday then we filmed at the surgery on Wednesday. We have been back to the surgery again today for even more filming. We would like to say a huge thank you to Rhod and his team for the sensitive way they dealt with the Oscar situation.
This is something every single supporter of our Page can help with. Active campaigning is a vital tool in the fight against puppy farming. Please don't just read this and move on - this is something YOU can be part of. Make your voices heard and email, write or call your local politicians - Councillors, MPs and AMs.
A montage of pictures showing each of the dogs rehomed this year! Thank you to all the volunteers, foster homes and adopters for making this happen!
We were delighted yesterday to receive a £7,500 grant award from Petplan Charitable Trust towards our kennel costs. These costs amounted to £70k last year so this will help considerably. Thank you Petplan!
What a great start to the summer show season! We kicked off with two great days at VegFestUK Bristol, raising £722.60 and finished with Team North attending an event in Meanwood, Leeds raising £204 and Team South Wales Dog and Family Fun Day at Fonmon Castle which raised £476.91. That's an amazing £1403.51 raised in 3 days! Well done and thank you to our fundraising teams up and down the country.
This fabulous family event attracted over 1,800 visitors last year and is a great day out! Set amidst the stunning backdrop of Llancaiach Fawr Manor House we are offering traders the opportunity of a Trade Stall for the bargain price of just £30 - or FREE if you sponsor a Dog Show class for £50. Charities (any, not just rescues) are welcome to join us for FREE! We can also offer FREE weekend camping for any trade and charity stalls with a BBQ on the Saturday evening.
Please sponsor Alyx as she takes part in a Ladies Charity Boxing Match on 2nd November. This is a first for us.....and for Alyx as well and we are very grateful for her support! Alyx's Justgiving page can be found here.