As you know from our recent blog posts on Ashgate Hospice, Chesterfield dog kennels Dunston Lodge loves to support local charities. And we think the hard work that all at Rain Rescue put in is admirable, so we thought we would tell you a little bit about this great charity.
As a leading dog kennels in Chesterfield, we consider all the dogs that come to Dunston Lodge very lucky. Unfortunately, not all dogs are priviledged enough to belong to owners who give them the love, care and medical attention they need. Let alone put them up in a top notch boarding kennels!
Established in 2002, registered charity Rain Rescue have been a beacon of hope for lost, unwanted and unwell dogs throughout South Yorkshire. Since then, the charity has saved the lives of thousands of dogs and cats.
Rain Rescue help pets in crisis situations, primarily dogs, who are at risk of being needlessly destroyed in kennels. When a lost or stray dog is taken into a pound, the animals are entitled to stay for 7 days. After this period of time however, the pounds are free to either re-home the dog, move it to another center, or even euthanise the animal.
With help and support from fundraisers, and a huge amount of hard work, Rain Rescue are able to lift this possible death sentence by rescuing these dogs. They make sure that the dogs are safe, fed and looked after, until they can be re-homed with suitable owners who will give them a bright and happy future.
But Rain Rescue only have enough resources to cope with a certain amount of dogs, and all of them need to be looked after properly. And this is an enormous job. ALL the dogs need to be assessed by a vet and usually need treatment, ALL the dogs need to be vaccinated, micro-chipped, flead and wormed and ALL need to be assessed behaviourally. Only then can Rain Rescue start the process of trying to find the dog someone suitable to adopt them.
Rain Rescue run a number of fund raising events throughout the year to keep this amazing charity saving the lives of dogs and cats in need. For more information about how you can help support them, go to www.rainrescue.co.uk