It's a massive task, we have a lot of money to raise and we know it's not going to be easy but the weather this year has now made it imperative that we get it done and we get it done fast!
The Sanctuary is currently waterlogged and we are barely managing to keep the animals dry....with the high winds and constant rain we are literally fighting to stay afloat! We are under 8 inches of water in some areas and the outside play areas for the dogs are now unusable.
We are used to dealing with wintry conditions but this year has been horrendous, the wettest since records began. Our part of the country remains on Amber Flood Alert and we still have the rest of the winter to survive. This is the worst we have ever seen and we are busier than ever due to so many animals needing sanctuary.
What ever you can spare will be greatly appreciated and every penny goes directly to helping the animals in our care. We need to weatherproof some existing buildings and rebuild nearly an acres worth of hamlet style housing onto one area of half acre raised concrete.The bottom line is, we need to raise £100k in time to start the build when the weather improves.
The build will see all the dogs going undercover and any existing housing will be upgraded. We have 80 dogs to get under cover, 90 if we include temporary residents and we will be building an ISO unit, treatment room, wash room and all weather play areas.
The build will also include top level security, heating and lighting and will also add a further 8 SOS Spaces bringing us up to 20 in all which will help so many dogs, now and in the years to come who would otherwise have nowhere left to go.
We have the acreage, the know how, the dedication and the passion....we now just need the funds but we simply can't do it without your help...we are a registered charity and boy do we need charity now.
Please donate if you can and share our appeal so that we can continue to take animals into safety and welcome any fundraising ideas you may have so please contact us through our website, on facebook or at the address below.
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