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.

SARA urgently need volunteers to work in our charity shop at Guisborough.

If you can help could you please ring the shop on 01287 201005 and give your details as follows

Time and Day available, i.e.

Morning shift 8:30am to 1pm

Afternoon shift 1pm to 4pm

Volunteers must be over 18 years of age

You will never work alone there will always be one other person with you.