We have been working hard since June last year to change over the Hope Rescue microchips into the name of the adopters (with Hope Rescue as a secondary contact) in preparation for compliance with the new legislation, which came into effect on 6th April.
Please meet Madge, an elegant beauty who is still looking for a home. After a very unsettled start in life, she needs a calm and experienced home preferably as the only dog but could possibly live with another relaxed and friendly dog. She cannot live with cats or other small animals.
Please contact Hope Rescue if you can offer this lovely 'young at heart' veteran a foster or forever home. He needs to move from his current foster home through no fault of his own.
Our pets mean the world to us, so why not come along to a special service on Sunday, May 22nd.
There will be a "Pet Blessing" at St Illtyd's Church in Oakdale Road, Penrhiwfer at 3.30pm - all pets welcome.
REMINDER FOR ALL ADOPTERS OF HOPE RESCUE DOGS
As you are no doubt aware, the law is changing and with effect from 6th April 2016 all dogs must be legally microchipped to their owners.
The finalists at this year’s Petplan and Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) Awards include none other than Hope Rescue’s very own Rescue Manager, Alison Ling.
Ali has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the Animal Charity Employee of the Year category.
As one of a very small staff team, and the only paid member of operational rescue staff, Ali’s role is incredibly difficult. Having an open intake policy for the pounds means that the number of dogs coming into Hope’s care varies each week, and some of them present challenges that are hard to anticipate.
Simba, a nine month old blind Toy Poodle, became the centre of attention at an event organised by the Students Union at Cardiff University. Part of their “Student Minds” programme, this is the second year that Hope Rescue has supported them by taking along dogs to meet some of their students.
A very sad story to tell - sometimes the positive outcomes are just out of reach!
Recently as gentle soul came into the care of Hope Rescue but it was too late to help her. She was given the name Hannah and her plight touched the hearts of everyone. As a result, our Chair of Trustees penned an open letter to her owner on Facebook, which was subsequently picked up by some sections of the media, from the Daily Express to the Examiner in the USA.
Preparations are already underway for the summer show season and the first big event will be the Fun Dog Show at Machen Agricultural Show on Saturday 2nd July 2016.
Despite lots of publicity in the press and on social media, there are still dogs coming through the pounds that are not microchipped.
Time is running out to comply with the new legislation which comes in to force in England, Scotland and Wales on April 6th 2016. From this date every dog will need to be microchipped and the keeper's contact details registered on a database.
Failure to comply could result in a £500 fine.