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.
Hope Rescue opened the doors of the new rescue centre in Llanharan just one year ago and have taken on the task of caring for every unclaimed stray dog in RCT, Bridgend, Merthyr, Torfaen and the western half of the Vale of Glamorgan. Even dogs that are old, in poor health, injured or simply an unfashionable breed, are treated the same. The sad reality is that without their help, many of these dogs would be put to sleep. But at Hope Rescue, every stray gets a second chance at a loving home.
Vanessa Waddon, Hope Rescue’s Founder said “Whilst we are celebrating helping 792 dogs in our first year at our centre, it’s also been a huge challenge to raise enough funds to keep helping the dogs, and owners in crisis, that need our support.
“We urgently need to raise an extra £7,000 a month to guarantee that we can still say ‘yes’ to dogs like Marge that urgently need our help, and to owners in crisis. We’re hoping that our supporters will step in to support us.”
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