Charity Overwhelmed by Doggie Donations
3rd April 2013
A leading dog rescue charity says it has been bowled over by the generous response to its Love Us, Love Our Dogs campaign for Valentine’s Day.
Jerry Green Dog Rescue, a charity with five centres across Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, asked dog lovers to donate a shoebox full of doggie treats as part of its Valentine’s Day campaign.
Staff were overwhelmed by the response and have received well over 300 boxes of toys and treats worth an estimated £4,000!
The North Lincolnshire centre at Broughton near Brigg, which is also the charity’s head office, accepted 150 boxes of goodies, while the South Lincolnshire centre at Algarkirk near Boston was next on the list with 93 boxes.
All the items donated will be given to the dogs to enjoy while Jerry Green Dog Rescue looks for a suitable new home for them.
“We’re currently looking after around 160 abandoned and unwanted dogs, and the toys and treats are all being used to make the dogs’ stay with the charity a little bit more enjoyable,” said Head of Fundraising Catherine Foster.
“We’d like to say a really big thank you to everyone who took the trouble to put together a box of treats and bring it in to one of our centres – the dogs really do love being spoiled!”
Many local businesses also supported the campaign: Brigg Office Supplies delivered 20 boxes donated by its customers while Gosschalk’s Solicitors in Hull donated ten boxes.
Jerry Green Dog Rescue, which was founded in 1961, rescues, cares for and rehomes abandoned and unwanted dogs and undertakes never to put a dog to sleep unless its health or temperament make this the kindest option.
You can find out where Jerry Green Dog Rescue centres are located by visiting www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk
Notes to editors
Jerry Green Dog Rescue was founded in 1961 in Broughton, Lincolnshire and is now one of the UK’s largest dog rescue charities. It has rescue centres in five locations:
- Broughton near Brigg, North Lincolnshire
- Algarkirk near Boston, Lincolnshire
- Blidworth near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
- Gilberdyke, East Yorkshire
- Thirsk, North Yorkshire
Jerry Green Dog Rescue has a caring ethos which puts the dogs in its care at the centre of everything it does. It also operates a policy whereby prospective adopters are introduced to dogs in a neutral environment away from the kennel, resulting in less stress for the dog and increasing the chances of permanent homes being found.
The adoption process at Jerry Green Dog Rescue involves a number of introductory visits and the rehoming team provide pre and post adoption support to ensure the move to the dog’s new home is as smooth as possible.
The charity receives no Government or National Lottery funding. This means it is dependent on the generosity of public and corporate donors/sponsors.