Whilst we are all aware of the profound effect Coronavirus is having on us humans, there is an untold story of the devastation this epidemic is causing for our dogs and cats.
This little chap is Ronald
Ronald is a young, affectionate, playful dog who was recently found dumped at a local fly tipping site.
And here's Flora
Flora was handed to us having been owned for less than a week by a family who had not fully understood her needs during lockdown.
Since the Coronavirus outbreak we’ve seen a huge increase in people needing to surrender their pets due to illness and financial difficulties. Lockdown is also causing issues such as dogs struggling in houses with the constant presence of children and households with multiple cats who are shut in together and now fighting.
People are also buying pets as companions for themselves or as play-things for their children, without considering how these animals will be looked after when they return to work or their children return to school.
We anticipate that the number of abandoned animals will only increase during and in the aftermath of self-isolation.
Ronald and Flora are the lucky ones, but there are many more animals desperately needing our help right now!
So, here’s the dilemma we find ourselves in…. We have lost all income sources including events, fundraising and adoption fees, and most importantly our boarding business. As a result, we’ve also needed to furlough 75% of our staff.
We have LOTS of empty kennels and cat pens but NO money to open them up to animals in need.
BUT YOU CAN CHANGE THIS and enable us to start rescuing again!
£12 Sponsor a Kennel or Cat Pen
Sponsor a Dog Kennel
Sponsor a Cat Pen
It costs just £12 a day to provide shelter, feed, and care for a rescue animal.
Or Text CATTERYPEN or DOGKENNEL to 70085 to donate £12 a month*
Or buy a vital virtual gift:
£60 Relief for a Rescue – All our rescue animals need vet checks, flea and worm treatment, and any necessary medication. We also give them behaviour support to help them deal with any anxiety or worries they may have.
£15 Rest for a Rescue – This will help us to buy a rescue a comfy new bed, keep them toasty with heating, give them a cuddle buddy Teddy, or even buy a new audio CD to help them get to sleep.
£5 Refreshments for a Rescue – This will help to keep a dog or cats tummies full, surprise them with some yummy treats, or help us to by specialist veterinary food for those with particular dietary needs.
A huge heart felt THANK YOU from all at Teckels xxx
*Texts cost £12 plus two standard rate messages and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £12 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text CATTERYPENNOINFO or DOGKENNELNOINFO to 70085.