Open Day to Raise Awareness in Dog Adoption Month

News release

2nd August 2013

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August is National Dog Adoption Month, and one dog rescue centre in south Lincolnshire is opening its doors for a fun-filled family open day.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Algarkirk near Boston will host its annual open day on Sunday 11th August to raise awareness of the work it does in rescuing and rehoming unwanted dogs.

The event will feature a fun dog show, dog demonstrations, a rescue dog parade, canine first aid, behavioural advice, a children’s treasure hunt, cake stall and a barbecue.

The charity has five centres in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and has already re-homed 502 dogs in the past 12 months.

Centre manager Jo Hickson explained: “The day is all about educating the public about rescue dogs and ensuring that people understand how to care for their dog.

“Prospective dog owners must understand key aspects of dog handling including food and nutrition. Caring for a dog is a huge responsibility.”

Open days at the South Lincolnshire centre have always been popular with the public and Jerry Green Dog Rescue is hoping this year’s event will be no different.

The open day will take place on Sunday 11th August 2013 from 11.30am until 4.30pm. Please check! Entrance costs £1 and under 16s can get in for free.

The South Lincolnshire centre can be found off the A17 near Algarkirk, Lincolnshire PE20 2BB. For more information on visiting or adopting a dog please visit www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk to see what dogs are available for rehoming, or find the charity on Facebook.

Case study

Because of her traumatic past, nine-year-old lurcher Lucy has become very dependent on being with people and has therefore spent a long time with Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

Lucy likes children and similar sized dogs, loves to be with people and is very friendly with strangers. She has had a few health issues in the past but this is controlled with regular care and is on no veterinary treatment.

Lucy did go into a private home for a short period of time and was wonderful until it came to being left alone, when she would get too upset and had to be returned to Jerry Green Dog Rescue, so she would make the perfect companion for someone who loves to be with their dogs all the time.

Notes to editors:

August is National Dog Adoption Week. You can find more information on the website www.dogadoptionmonth.org

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:

  • Algarkirk near Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Broughton near Brigg, North 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.

Jez Ashberry
Shooting Star PR
01522 528540
jez@shootingstar-pr.co.uk
www.shootingstar-pr.co.uk
t: @jezashberry

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The day is all about educating the public about rescue dogs and ensuring that people understand how to care for their dog
Jo Hickson, Manager of Jerry Green Dog Rescue in South Lincolnshire