The perfect storm of the pandemic, huge rise in dog ownership and the cost-of-living crisis has hit Hope Rescue hard. Despite the challenges, we continue to do all we can to help dogs in need, but our resources are stretched to the limit. In this time of crisis, we are reaching out for urgent help to weather the storm.

Our kennel space is at capacity, and we’re appealing for donations to help meet the rising cost of temporary kennel space. Can you help?

2022 was a tough year for us but, so far, this year has brought little relief and a fresh set of challenges. With around 3.2 million dogs purchased during the pandemic, it’s not surprising that we’ve experienced a huge surge in the number of dogs coming through our doors.

As the cost of living crisis continues to hit every household, the same rise in costs has had a devastating impact on our already stretched resources. As well as massive hikes in our energy and fuel costs, we’ve also seen an increase in the cost of other essentials such as dog food, bedding and cleaning materials. The increase in the number of dogs we are rescuing, and the heart-breaking condition they are coming to us in, means our vet bills have risen from £94,000 pre pandemic to a predicted £312,000 this year.

We urgently need your help to weather the storm. It’s not an option to reduce our services and put the lives and welfare of the most vulnerable dogs in our communities at risk. Too many dogs and their owners are counting on us. Can we count on you? Even a small donation will make a world of difference in our mission to keep giving our dogs hope.

You can make a regular or one off donation here on our website or text GIVEHOPE to 70490 to donate £10* You can donate over the phone on 01443 226659 or by cheque payable to Hope Rescue, Cynllan Lodge, Old Llanharry Road, Llanharan, CF72 9NH.

*Texts will cost the donation amount plus one standard network rate message, and you’ll be opting into hearing more from us. If you would like to donate but don’t wish to hear more from us, please text GIVEHOPENOINFO instead*