Sunday 4th November proved to be a celebratory day weather wise, support wise and new project wise.

Under blue skies and sunshine, animal lovers looked on as three lots of red ribbon were cut to open three new ventures.

Four new kennels mean four more dogs will benefit from luxury accommodation at the sanctuary whilst awaiting their forever home. Each kennel has been sponsored by generous donators. Plaques celebrate their generosity.

In addition, main block, housing eight kennels, has been renovated with much improved drainage installed, energy efficient heating and contemporary interiors for the comfort of the ‘residents’. This area will be fondly known as the Ann P block after Ann Prosser, the original founder of the charity.

A new enclosed outdoor adventure playground, referred to as The Catio allows the cats to spend time outdoors, fulfilling their curiosity and natural instincts. Proving to be a big hit, prospective adopters can now view the cat in a more natural environment, seeing their personalities and individual characters emerge in a stimulating setting.

To celebrate the event, JMS Ukuleles provided music and song, our wonderful supporter, Dawn McCormick baked and decorated a truly magnificent and intricately adorned two-tiered cake complete with fairy lights! Certificates were presented to volunteers to show appreciation of their time and commitment to the charity. S.A.R.A. wishes to sincerely thank all parties involved in the projects including builders, contractors, supporters, volunteers staff and friends.

Extra accommodation brings with it an increased work load, thus new volunteers are needed to be part of the S.A.R.A. team.

For further details, please contact 01642 488108 or email sara.foxrushfarm@btconnect.com.

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Sainsbury`s Redcar on Larkswood Road are looking for their next charity of the year S.A.R.A has been shortlisted alongside Footprints in the Community it is now up to the public to decide who it will be. If you would like to vote it is quick and easy just follow these 4 easy steps.

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Celebration All Round for S.A.R.A.

Smiles form everyone

Shouts of hooray

Riding on the crest of a wave!

Why?

On Wednesday 30th May 2018 “Support Adoption For Pets” presented the charity with a huge cheque of £120,000, Wow!

S.A.R.A had approached Support Adoption For Pets earlier in the year regarding a grant for a specific project.This entailed revamping and renovating our old kennel block that can house 8 dogs.Certainly a mammoth task including new drainage system,crucial structural work as well underfloor heating,energy-efficient headlamps and contemporary interiors that would ensure a much improved accommodation for the canine residents.

Support Adoption For Pets visited the farm to discuss plans and were most impressed with the ethos,ambiance of the place,staff professionalism and dedication along with the facilities already in place.In other words they fell in love with S.A.R.A!

Consequently their Trustees agreed to donate not just a part of the building costs but the entire sum.Representatives of the organisation including a film crew attended the celebration day, filming and interviewing all aspects and supporters of the animal sanctuary.

His Worship the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland and the Mayoress made a surprise visit as well as  Pets @ Home and Sainsburys staff both are avid supporters of S.A.R.A. Sainsburys donated lots of  delicious foods and Renaissance patisserie made a lovely cake for the special occasion.

Food which was plentiful,BBQ buzzed,JMS ukulele band played so all was singing and dancing. When the cheque was physically handed over screams of delight were heard and an outpouring of gratitude and amazement followed.

Work will start this summer with completion in the autumn.Support Adopting for Pets will be kept in the loop with regular photographs and progression reports.

Watch out for the Grand Opening date of both the new kennel build and newly refurbished main block.

Thank you `Support Adoption for Pet’ for this brilliant uplift and to all the supporters of our amazing charity.

S.A.R.A dogs “the future spells luxury for you”

 

 

We would like to say a HUGE thank you for all those who collected wish tokens for us.  We came second and will be receiving £992.89.  This will be a great help in helping all our animals.

One again Thank You

Pets at Home VIP Club have this week donated a pallet of cat food (approximately 3000 pouches). Their generosity will really help SARA and is much appreciated.

During December the Support Adoption for Pets held their Santa Paws appeal at all their Pets at Home stores.

All the staff at Middlesbrough store supported by a team from SARA asked customers to contribute 50p towards a Christmas dinner for animals in rescue centres. It was a tremendous effort and the support by customers was outstanding.

In the month £2,897 was raised.  This was split between Support Adoption For Pets and SARA.  This resulted in a cheque being presented to SARA for £1448.50.  This will help SARA look after the animals.

The animals at SARA were given a Christmas dinner of chicken, beef and pork together with the trimmings.  There was so much food that they had the same on Boxing Day. Our thanks go out to all the customers who kindly donated.

 

The little dog in the picture is Sam who was rescued 2 years ago with a deformed foot. After an appeal to raise funds to cover his treatment and 7 operations later he has finally been given the all clear and now he just needs physiotherapy and hydrotherapy to finish the job. In two weeks time he can run off lead for the first time since the treatment began.

We have recently been granted planning permission to build four new, high quality kennels at our animal sanctuary. The ground work has now started and this is what they will look like when they are finished.

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to this, our existing eight kennels will have to be closed in the near future for major refurbishment.  Our biggest problem is that our kennels often flood due to poor drainage. We are planning to resolve this with a total refurbishment of these kennels to a high standard and it is hoped this work will start in the spring.

The expected cost of all the planned worked will be in excess of £120,000!!!!!

We are a small animal charity and our overheads are kept to an absolute minimum.  Despite this, we are constantly striving to improve our facilities so we can rescue more neglected and mistreated animals, and continue to build on our excellent reputation. We now have this opportunity to extend and improve our current facilities.

 

How can you help?

We have opened a Charity Choice account on our web site and all donations will be recorded. To donate click on here to go to the page.   The four new kennels are costing £15,000 each.   If a single donation is made for this amount either by an individual or a business, the kennel can be sponsored by that person or that of a loving pet. However, donations large and small will be massively appreciated.Regular updates and photos will be on our website and our Facebook page.

If you would like further information about this exciting project, please contact the farm and talk to a member of staff, or if possible visit our sanctuary and we shall be happy to show you round.

Thank you,

Anne Davison

Chair Person.

SARA is once again appealing for Evening Gazette wish tokens.  This brings in money that will allow us to further enhance the lives of the animals in our care

If you could please collect these tokens from the Evening Gazette and either hand them or post them into Foxrush Farm or our shop in Guisborough.

Thank you

Although Sam’s progress has been good aided by Catherine Marshall, physiotherapist and Helen Gosling at Butterwick Hydrotherapy there was still a problem as his leg had rotated and he was walking on the side of his foot.

After consultation he was referred to an orthopaedic specialist and an operation was carried out on Wednesday 25th January. He now has to have 6 weeks cage rest (he doesn’t agree and lets everyone know it, his lung power is phenomenal). He has a post operative check up on Monday.