Roly, a Hope Rescue Assisted Adoption dog, has been selected as a finalist in the Rescue Animal of the Year category. Roly was nominated because he survived an appalling start to his life, being born in the squalor of a puppy farm in West Wales - if it wasn’t for Hope Rescue, Roly’s life would have ended there before it had barely begun. Since then he has been living with a number of life-limiting conditions but despite everything, he embraces life with spirit and courage.
Christmas is a very busy time of year for rescues. To help raise much needed funds we have a full calendar of events during November and December including Street Collections, Meets and Greets and Christmas Markets. We are looking for new volunteers who can spare a couple of hours to help out. Our Fundraising Team will make you feel very welcome and you also get the chance to meet some of our dogs for adoption.
We will be having a stand at Discover Dogs, Earls Court, London on the 8th and 9th November.
This is a great event for dog lovers and we will be spreading the word about how awesome it is to own a rescue dog. Please come and say hello if you are going. To find out more about Discover Dogs please click here to visit their website.
At Hope Rescue we commit to take all the stray dogs from four Local Authority pounds in South Wales; no-one gets left behind irrespective of age, breed or medical condition.
These two adorable 6 week old puppies have not had the best start in life. They were found by a member of the public in a bin and taken to the pound.
Now named Wendy and Jack, they have moved to a foster home in Wigan where they can begin to recover from their ordeal. They are not in the best of health with bald patches and scabs but with proper vet care and a good diet we are hopeful they will soon be fit and healthy.
We have a Wishlist on Amazon that contains a list of useful items for the rescue including toys, treats, leads, collars, harnesses and administration stock. It is a great way to donate and know exactly where your donation is going.
If you would like to help then simply click on the link below but please filter to show "items purchased and unpurchased" to show the complete list. The items are then delivered directly to us.
Sid recently came into our care from a local vets with a broken leg. The orthopaedic vet recommended an operation to repair the leg and give him the best outcome.
This week he went into theatre and had an external fixator fixed to hold the pins in place. He is now on crate rest and will be going back to the vets for regular checks and dressing changes before the pins are started to be removed in three weeks. Keeping a Lurcher puppy amused whilst on crate rest will be a real challenge for his foster family!
Our offer on a shop in Taff Street, Pontypridd has been accepted and we have instructed solicitors. The property is located in a prime location with a good footfall. It has plenty of space downstairs for both a retail shop and a drop-in Information Centre where the public can find out more information about our work. We have the same amount of space upstairs to develop a volunteer meeting area as well as plenty of space for sorting the stock, a Managers office etc.
We have finally managed to get our new van sign written and we think it looks amazing! The graphics feature two of our happily rehomed dogs - Boo and Millie. We are so grateful to the PawPrint Charitable Trust for their £15k donation which enabled us to buy the van, and also to the Marchig Animal Welfare Trust and Monmouthshire Building Society for their donations.
Sapphire, a young lurcher with horrific burns, has received treatment at Summerhill Vets in Newport and will soon move to a foster home where she can continue to recover from her terrible ordeal and receive the treatment she needs.
The appeal to help fund the expensive treatment and ongoing care that Sapphire needs was launched on Monday evening via social networking sites. The original target was to raise around £1500 to cover the costs of her treatment which would potentially also include skin grafts.