Hull Dog Rescue could be saved because of social media

Published: Tuesday 27th October 2015 by KCFM

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Oakwood Dog Rescue are worried they may need to close after struggling to fund the project.

Based on Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Oakwood Dog Rescue needs at least £2,000 a month to provide basic care for their rescued dogs.

Founder and trustee Jill Williams says their recent social media post, explaining their situation, has prompted a huge response: “That Facebook post has gone all over the world. The last time I checked, we were at about 360,000 reach. Could you imagine if all those people who saw the post donated £1? What would we do with all that money coming in each month? It would just be amazing to be able to help more dogs.”

She says if the public could help support their day-to-day expenses, it’d make a world of difference: “If we get dogs in that need veterinary attention, like Bruno who needed his broken jaw fixing, obviously that’s not accounted for in that basic cost. But £2,000 a month would mean I wouldn’t need to stress about where the money’s coming from.”

Jill says they’re one of the few rescues in the UK who will take in dogs with behaviour issues: “A lot of rescues won’t take them because they’re not equipped to be able to deal with them. But all our staff here are qualified trainers and behaviourists. So we can take in dogs that have behavioural problems, like aggression to other dogs or aggression to people and we can work with them and try and rehabilitate them.”

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Published: Tuesday 27th October 2015 by KCFM

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