In Honour of Our Furever Friends

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Beneficiary: Finding Furever Homes Organizer: In Honour of Our Furever Friends

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Help give our homeless Furever Friends a chance at life by giving back in our pets name. All you need to do is donate a small amount, dedicating it to your pet, or memory of your pet.

Meet Twix.

Twix was a very characteristic and unique chocolate labrador who was a much loved 14 years old when he passed over to the Rainbow Bridge.

Although he suffered from diabetes and later, severe arthritis, he remained an extremely spirited and loving (and sometimes just downright funny) furever friend who definitely left his pawprints everywhere he went and on the hearts of all the people who knew him. The Vets who treated him labeled him as having the strongest character and personality of any animal they'd ever looked after.

It has been a very sad experience to have to say goodbye to him and release him to the Rainbow Bridge; where he can run and play without the obstruction of a failing body.
Throughout this time and after, Andrea Newton, the Founder and Trustee of Finding Furever Homes has counselled and offered invaluable support both during the difficult time of deciding to let Twix go and the aftermath. She and Twix never met but she has shown how strongly her love and commitment to our furever families is.

It is in memory of Twix and in honour of Andrea that this fundraiser is arranged.

Please feel free to give in Honour & Memory of your own missing companions, and to leave their name and picture.

Follow Andrea & Finding Furever Homes at @NWDogRescue on Twitter.


*All of the Team at Finding Furever Homes work on a strictly voluntary basis across all areas of fundraising, legal aspects, social media & administration. Finding Furever Homes is a non-salary paying charity.

Finding Furever Homes was set up at the end of 2013 with 3 main aims in mind; Finding Furever loving homes for Rescue Dogs, Fundraising to support Rescue costs and increasing awareness of the growing problem across the UK.

Our intention is to support the smaller Rescues across the UK many of which go unnoticed and receive very little support and funding, whether that be hands on volunteering, dog walking, home checking, transporting or indeed helping them rehome more dogs and raise the funds to continue to do so.

Through the use of social media we have helped rehome close to 100 dogs and raise over £6,000 in just 5 months, so imagine the difference we can make, together, once we really get organised!

As upsetting as it is to hear – the fact is that at least 25 dogs are put to sleep every day in pounds across the UK because nobody is there to step in and save them, offering a safe space or a second chance. Heartbreakingly this means at least 9,000 dogs in the UK were killed last year through no fault of their own as Rescues were full to capacity and nobody was able to offer these dogs a chance.

By supporting small Rescues we can help them in the process of finding forever home by raising awareness and helping promote them to a wider audience. Since setting up the @NWDogRescue Twitter account, we have gained over 11,000 followers all across the UK and overseas, and through the work of that group, have helped find homes for almost 100+ dogs since the account opened. Every dog rehomed means an empty kennel space or foster home, so that another dog at risk can be saved.

We are supporting smaller, privately run shelters where individuals have taken a huge amount of time and effort to rescue dogs from the pound (they have 7 days for owners to claim them, after which time they can be destroyed, so the 8th day is critical for poundies). These rescuers then provide a safe place either in kennels or in vetted foster homes for both poundies and dogs who are signed over by owners, and we have helped to raise funds to pay for transport, vet treatment, emergency boarding, food, worming and flea treatment, surgery and even coats, blankets and toys for the kennel dogs last Christmas.

This means we pay funds directly to vets and kennels, or we buy the food, treats, blankets etc that the Rescues need. All of our accounts are viewable to the public and show all income and how we have used it.

All dogs rehomed through Finding Furever Homes are waved on their way to their Happy Ever After with one wish that they are safe, happy and loved in their Furever Home.

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