Welcome to 2011, which is going to be a memorable year for Jerry Green Dog Rescue, because it marks fifty years since the charity was created by businessman Jerry Green, whose own golden cocker spaniel, Rusty, became our charity’s emblem.
Latest news is that we are now on Facebook, and appealing for happy ever after stories about our rehomed dogs to feature there - search for us on face book, then look for our logo for the link, and then add your own special story with photos or videos! Also look out for us on BBC Look North in February for an item marking our Golden Anniversary - filming took place at Gilberdyke and our Broughton headquarters, and featured staff, volunteers, and of course, our lovely dogs.
Looking for a fun night out to brighten these dull winter days? This is a last reminder for our fundraising Charity ‘Slave’ Auction at Jay Jay’s Wine Bar in Vicar Lane, Howden on January 29 (7.30pm till late).
Generous ’slaves’ have donated their time to rise funds and will be auctioned to the highest bidder, to carry out tasks such as gardening, decorating, ironing and odd jobs. So come along and bid for a slave! Tickets cost £3 to include entry, food and live music, and are available from Jay Jay’s, Jerry Green’s or via Roddy Brooks on 07977 252193. A great night out is promised for all.
Thanks go to everyone who has helped us and donated time, goods and presents over the Christmas period. Your generosity is much appreciated, by people and dogs, whether it be buying goods or raffle tickets, donating Christmas crackers and presents, or just helping out.
Special thanks must go to a local anonymous donor - and JG dog adopter - who gifted us a super new security system and doorbell. This will give the staff peace of mind and the priceless gift of extra time to care for the dogs by knowing they are safe and secure under the latest hi-tech care. And special thanks, too, to Electrotec of South Cave, who kindly undertook fitting work for us at cost price.
Pets At Home has sent a donation of £500, and the hardworking Sue Curry, Carolyn Cox, Mary Birkhill and Christine Wood have been fundraising again and made a donation which has paid for a new roof for our special care isolation kennel, and two new replacement windows for our Grooming and Shower room, which they very kindly fund raised for previously. One our volunteers Mick is kindly fitting these free of charge. Thank you all - your efforts are heart warming and wonderfully generous.
Despite the snow and ice which made even visiting the kennels a major adventure for six weeks or more, dogs still come and go.
Jed, Bobby and Micky are among the dogs who have found new families, and our lovely Shih-Tzu cross puppies have gone to lovely new homes, as well as mum Lottie. Her youngsters Vivienne, Misty, Benji, Bobby, and Miley not forgetting George, who goes everywhere with his new mum, travelling by car in a special booster seat and travel carrier. He makes a grand entrance wherever he goes!
We now have a litter of eight working cocker spaniel cross puppies available, and many other older dogs, including a pair of seven year old girls Ruby and Sandy, an Irish Setter and Norwich terrier cross, (pictured below) to rehome together, and two Labrador crosses, Petra and Dipstick. . But this time we are appealing especially for a new home for Ash.(pictured above)
Ash is a lovely little black collie type dog. She came in for rehoming seven years ago because her owner was ill. Now she is back again, after losing her second home for the very same reason. So we are now looking for a new forever home for Ash.
We think she is a bit special! Although fifteen and on mild medication, she is a sweet and charming little character and an excellent loving companion looking for a quiet haven. We would love to find her a new fireside to keep warm, so get in touch if you are interested, and we can tell you more and introduce you to her.
Easter Sunday (April 24) sees a three mile sponsored walk, complete with Easter Egg Hunt, which will start and finish in Bennetland Lane, so get into the holiday spirit and come along and take part. Contact the centre to register and get your sponsor form, Entry is minimum £5 sponsorship please.
And don’t forget to leave September 18th clear in your calendar, please note this has been brought forward a week to avoid another fund raising event, this is the date of our annual Open Day, with the usual fun dog show, doggy dancing display stalls and refreshments. Planning has already begun.
We are always busy here at the kennels, but always pleased to see visitors, so if you are looking for a dog to become a new part of your family, visit us any afternoon (except Wednesdays, closed for administration) between 1.30 - 4pm.
Our shop, up at the office is also a great source of doggy things, from toys, bowls, blankets and leads to handmade birthday cards and our excellent dog name tags. So come in and have a look - we can usually find something for everyone.
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