Hello to you all,
I am very excited to be posting our very first blog post monthly newsletter. I really hope this newsletter will give you some insight into how your support is saving lives and helping Rain Rescue find loving new homes (although they seem thin on the ground right now!) ... this month it is the welfare team's focus topic 'Promotion'. They've been working super hard to put all their ideas together and come up with new ways to get the Adopt Don't Shop message out there. Shelley has also been by to give the team a mini training session on taking good quality photos and videos as ultimately that is the way we show off the personalities of those in our care hoping they can catch the eye of their new mum or dad.
Of course it's business as usual in helping those in need, we've taken in lots of new dogs from the pounds - all at risk, all in need. Cats really are epidemic right now, the numbers needing rescue space is out of control, so as well as taking in for rehoming we are continuing to promote our Snip N Chip campaign, so far this year alone we've sent out more than 150 neutering vouchers and counting.
You may have seen we recently had to take the very sad decision to close our charity shop in Arbourthorne after 6 fabulous years. Although we currently do not have shop premises to sell from we are still using your donations of goods to raise vital funds, the team were at the carboot just yesterday and bought in a fabulous £204! We hope to be back with a new shop real soon ... watch this space!
I'll leave you there, and hope you enjoy your read.
ADOPT DON'T SHOP
Who could resist these faces ... all Rain Rescue dogs and cats are health checked by a vet, vaccinated, microchipped to your details, neutered, flea and worm treated, and come with 4 weeks free Pet Plan insurance. In addition dogs come their very own collar, lead and a personalised ID tag.
So this lovely lot are looking for somewhere to call home. If you are considering a new pet in your life please consider a rescue, they have so much love to give. Click to find out more. Oh and if possible could you display one of our I Need A Home posters at your business to raise awareness, if so drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org stating if you'd like the file sending or printed copies and how many as well as the best address. Thank you!
DONATION TINS SAVE LIVES
Did you know in the last 12 months donation tins located at businesses throughout the UK have raised more than £4500 for our cause. These vital funds ensure Rain Rescue can continue to be there for dogs and cats in crisis and find them loving new homes. Whether you work in a cafe, a hairdressers or a gym it doesn't matter, ANY business can display one of these tins and raise those pennies and pounds for the animals. They look good and are super easy to manage. They come with a security chain and pad as well as some of our gorgeous newsletters so your customers and colleagues know exactly how the funds raised are helping. Interested in one for your business contact email@example.com
SHOUT OUT TO OUR TOP DONATION TIN SUPPORTING BUSINESSES - Thank you!
OLD HORNS, BRADFIELD - B&M HILLSBOROUGH - BRECKS POST OFFICE - CLUB BAIZE, BEIGHTON - CO-OP THURCROFT - E-CLOUD, STAG - GILBERT & SONS, SHEFFIELD - GO LOCAL, ARBOURTHORNE - GREEDY GOOSE, WICKERSLEY - HARVESTER TREBLE BOB - R.A.LEGGETT NEWSAGENTS, SHEFFIELD - THE COCK INN, OUGHTIBRIDGE, WOODLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE, SHEFFIELD - PLUS SO MANY MORE, THANK YOU WE ARE SO GRATEFUL!
SPECIAL APPEAL FOR FOSTER HOME FOR WILLOW
We are appealing to find Willow a senior tabby cat, left homeless after her owner passed away suddenly a new home.
‘Willow is just the sweetest cat you will ever meet. She arrived with us here at the centre when her beloved owner passed away suddenly. There was no one else to care for her so she is now desperately trying to find a new place to call home’ says Lauren, Deputy Manager at Rain Rescue
‘Older cats like Willow always take longer to find new homes and will often stay in rescue much longer than say cute, fluffy kittens. It’s so unfair. Willow has been a loyal pet and was a much needed companion for her previous owner, to now see her without that special human bond makes us so sad’
Willow is at least 10 years old but has had a health check that she passed with flying colours and as with any Rain Rescue cat comes with an adoption package that means she will be vaccinated, microchipped, spayed, treated for fleas and worms and given 4 weeks free insurance.
‘We are all desperate to see her in a loving home once again. She longs so much for fuss and tickles. If anyone is looking to bring a new cat into their life please consider Willow. She really is a fantastic cat with a lot of love to give.’
Interested in fostering?
ONLINE SHOP NOW OPEN ...
Have you checked out our new online shop yet? Our online shop now features virtual gifts for the dogs and cats in our care. What about sending a Stress Relief kit to one of the dogs currently awaiting a home ...Kennels can be very stressful for some dogs, especially when they have been used to the comforts a home can offer. The gift of a stress relief kit will help us provide the dogs in our care with enrichment, fun toys, activities and aids such as Adaptil to ensure that their time in kennels is a stress free as possible.For your donation you will receive a personalised thank you note as well as a Rain Rescue supporter car window sticker.
TARA RECOVERS FROM MAJOR SURGERY
Another dose of bad luck for rescue dog Tara - PRESS RELEASE
South Yorkshire animal charity, Rain Rescue are appealing to the public to help their longest staying dog Tara after a run of bad luck.
‘Tara has been with us here at Rain Rescue since November of last year. Her first stroke of bad luck was finding herself homeless, cowering and terrified in the local stray kennels. We saved her and brought her into our care. Tara was suffering from a very painful ear infection. It took time but recovered and she learnt to trust the team here and we soon started to see what a lovely happy dog she was. She’s very special to us all.’ says Lauren, Deputy Manager at Rain Rescue
‘Just as she was due to be spayed, she was suffering a phantom pregnancy. Common in dogs that have been bred from as she clearly had been, it was so sad to watch her nesting and feeling so glum. Then shortly after getting over that as we had her booked in for spay again our vet found mammary lumps, they were small but needed to me removed. She underwent the op at the same time as her spay - to say she felt rough is an understatement. The results were positive, we just needed to keep an eye on her. We thought medically her troubles were over.’
Sadly the kennel team identified last week that Tara’s lumps had returned and she was now facing major surgery to have a full mammary strip to fight the cancer.
‘We all just feel so bad for her, she just cannot seem to catch a break. On top of all this, essentially she is homeless. Having to take Tara back to kennels after her surgery was just heartbreaking. She should have been recovering in the comfort of a loving home but sadly she just doesn’t seem to catch anyone’s attention.’
Tara is just one of over 400 animals saved by the charity in last year, but she’s the only one still waiting to find her forever home. If you can give her or any of the other dogs and cats in their care a home please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07725888207.
To make a donation to Rain Rescue to help Tara and the other animals in their care please send cash or cheques payable to ‘Rain Rescue’ to Summerfield Lodge Annexe, Moat Lane, Rotherham, S66 1DZ - or text BARK22 £5 TO 70070 to give £5 (Text costs £5 + one standard network rate message).
Thank you for supporting!