embarked on our most ambitious plan to raise funds to buy our very own rescue centre
We know that the
journey ahead will present many challenges but with the help, ingenuity, enthusiasm, drive and determination
of a diverse group of people we believe together we can achieve this goal
Why do we need a rescue centre of our own?
Without our own rescue centre we have to pay private boarding kennels to care for our
dogs. This is expensive and often does not enable us to offer the full range of services we would like for the dog and potential
We believe that we can deliver a complete and better service from a single site of our own.
adhere to the Animal Boarding Establishments Act and are generally designed for short term occupancy, and this can lead to
increased anxiety and stress for the dogs that remain in them for long periods. This is why most dog rescue centres differ
from the kennel environment of traditional boarding kennels.
At present the
amount we pay to board a dog in private kennels varies greatly.
Kennel space is a premium and while some
kennels offer reduced rates their spaces are often limited or non-existent during spring and summer.
kennels that we currently use charges us a rate that is higher than what it costs other dog rescue centres to keep dogs in
Therefore there is
clearly a long term cost effective reason to open our rescue centre, as well as the improved standards of care and environment
for the dogs and the service we can provide the public.
easiest way to acquire a rescue centre would be to buy an existing boarding kennel and over time
adapt it to fit our needs. To do this it's likely we are going to have to take out a mortgage
as kennel values are in the region of £300,000 - £600,000 plus.
In order for us to gain a mortgage we are going to need to provide a deposit of around £150,000.
This is why we have launched BARK APPEAL
(Buy A Rescue Kennel)
to help us secure our future and make the dream of having a rescue centre for the Staffies a reality.
To support our BARK
appeal project you can make a donation via the "Donate" button below.
Alternatively you can donate in these waysPost
You can post a cheque / postal order (made payable to Happy Staffie
Rescue) to us at Happy Staffie Rescue, 7 Carlton House, Worcester St, Kidderminster,
Worcestershire DY10 3EL.
Please remember to include the words BARK APPEAL plus your name and address on
You can donate cash / cheque / postal order (made payable to Happy Staffie
Rescue) over the counter at our charity shops in Worcester St Kidderminster, High St
Stourport-on-Severn, Castle Terrace Bridgnorth or Burcher Green Comberton.
Please remember to include the words BARK APPEAL plus your name and address on the back.