Start off your New Year with a dip in the sea at Saltburn to help all the animals at SARA. Sponsor forms and details are below.
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.
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.
In the summer of 2016 Support Adoption for Pets (Pets at Home) held its annual summer fundraising drive. The total raised for the country was £532,590.52.
A team from Saltburn Animal Rescue Association attended the Middlesbrough store to help with the fundraising.
The Middlesbrough store raised £1412 of which £706 was passed onto SARA by the colleagues of Pets at Home Middlesbrough store and collected by Beryl and John Fuller from SARA
FUN DOG SHOW 2017
On Saturday 1st July SARA held its annual Fun Dog Show. It was very well attended with everyone having a good time. Both dogs (and owners) were very well behaved. There was lots of home made food available and a variety of stalls. Everyone enjoyed the day. We collected £2500 on the day and had £500 in sponsorship Click here for more photos.
On Sunday 4th June2017 SARA held their annual Strawberry and Chocolate Fayre at Foxrush Farm. There was a good attendance with everyone enjoying the strawberries and cream. The event also included a display of flyball by Middlesbrough Dog Club, a parade of dogs for rehoming and those who have been rehomed and had come back to see us. It gives the staff and volunteers a boost to see their former charges so healthy and happy. Our thanks to everyone who supported the event by attending, volunteering and the staff for the great work they do on a daily basis. SARA raised £765.
One of the founding members of SARA and its driving force passed away on morning of 8th of June 2017.
21 years ago Ann with a small group of friends helped to rescue dogs and cats and at that time placed them with friends that acted as foster carers. Within One year Saltburn Animal Rescue became a registered charity and is well known throughout the area.
Ten years ago the charity opened Foxrush Farm on Kirkleatham Lane Redcar.
Over the years several hundred dogs and cats have been re homed.
Over the years Ann has worked tirelessly to achieve her dream and in recognition of all her hard work the charity is to be known as SARA Foxrush Farm. Ann Prosser Foundation
The Charity wishes to thank everyone for all your kindness and support and we shall continue with all that that has been achieved
We have been nominated as Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year again this year (2017).
We need all members (Friends and Family) to vote for us.
To vote click here
Inspired by a dogs’ sensory garden at a national flower show SARA thought it would be a brilliant idea and be ideal for the dogs at our sanctuary.
A derelict piece of land has been transformed into a garden full of exciting zones for the dogs to roam freely, under supervision.
A central pebble path runs through a free flowing water spray and a grasses garden provides soft textures. There is a rockery, also a log area and an arbour providing shade for resting or grooming. Raised beds house a profusion of relaxing aromas with herbs to calm animals.
It is an exciting addition to the Sanctuary facilities and has been funded by friends and supporters of SARA.
Pictures of many events can be seen by clicking here
On Monday 1st May SARA held its annual Spring Stroll along the Stray at Redcar. This year the weather was kind and a bracing walk was enjoyed by all.