VISITING THE RESCUE

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING VERY CAREFULLY

VISITING THE RESCUE
The rescue is currently closed to the general public again and there will be no more showarounds until further notice.

As the welfare and care of the animals is essential our staff will be needed at work every day so we can still accept donations that are dropped off outside the front of the rescue. Approved regular volunteers will be permitted by appointment only.

Adoption enquiries will still be answered however we may not be able to respond as quickly as before so please be patient. Thank you for all your continued support in helping us get through these difficult times.

DONATIONS OF FOOD AND BEDDING
Donations of any dog food and towels are always very gratefully received but for bedding we can only accept:
  1. Lightweight/fleece blankets that are quick to dry and that are already cut to fit in dog beds of all sizes.
  2. Duvets (NOT feather) - but only single ones which are cut up into 4 pieces or double/king size cut into 6 pieces and sewn to stop the filling coming out.

PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT ACCEPT PILLOWS, CUSHIONS OR ANY OTHER BEDDING OTHER THAN THAT MENTIONED ABOVE.

Please leave any donations on the benches outside the entrance any time between 8:30-4:30 and ring the bell to tell us they are there. If you need help to unload items please call us on 01269 843084 so we can help you.

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are wonderful BUT sadly we no longer have the staff to look after/train people so regretfully we can no longer allow volunteers to just turn up. We are looking for volunteers who can volunteer on a regular bases and can only be taken on by arrangement rather than just turn up. None one under 18 can volunteer unless they are accompanied by a parent.

There is a list jobs which we are looking for volunteer to do on a regular weekly basis.
These roles will be taught to the successful candidate BUT these will be a commitment and if you constantly do not turn up or let us down another person will be found. The idea is to lessen our work load so we can increase the time we spend with the dogs. We will be looking for……

Dog Walkers - who can give a a minimum of ¾ of an hour per walk
Dog Trainers - to teach lead training and social skills to our dogs.
Dog Groomers - to bath, shave, trim, clean ears etc.
Gardeners - to keep the grounds tidy.
Vet Assistant - scrubbing kits watching dogs recover and doing things needed in the vets
(NB THE VET WORKS DIFFERENT DAYS SO APPLICANTS FOR THIS ROLE NEED TO BE FLEXIBLE)
Vet Cleaner - to deep clean the vets surgery once or twice a week disinfecting etc.
Meeter Greeter - to show the public around make them feel welcome, help them put applications in on our computer, advice etc.
If you are interested in becoming one of our regular volunteers please email Sylvia at swvanatta@gmail.com with which role(s) you are interested in and the days/hours you can do.

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