From 8th January 2019 we will be slightly altering our opening times.


Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 11am - 3pm
Weds - Closed for rehoming

Boarding- Drop off and Collection

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 9am - 4pm
Weds - 9am - 10am and 3.30-4pm

Doggy Day Care- Drop off and Collection

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 7am - 6.30pm
Weds - 7am - 10am and 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Teckels' phone lines and internet are currently down due to road works.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Hopefully we'll be back on line soon.

Have a question? Call us on
01452 740300
Rehoming hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun from 11am-3pm
Boarding hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 9am-4pm, Wed 9am-10am & 3.30pm-4pm
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Teckels Members November Update
13th November 2018
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Member Newsletter November 2018

A message from the Chair of Trustees:
Important news on the composition of the Board of Trustees and the current financial position of the charity.

In July, the Chairman of the Trustees, Martin Budden handed in his resignation. This was to take effect immediately. No successor had been identified within the three Trustees that remained. Victoria Greenard, Andrew Maunder and Sue Stokes (joined May 2018.)  Carole Howley, a previous Trustee (resigned March 2018) agreed to rejoin the Board in July and Victoria Greenard left.

The charity was not in a good position financially due to a downturn in expected revenue against a relatively stable expenditure budget, with available cash reserves being depleted over the previous few months. This placed a significant financial constraint on Teckels. 

Carole Howley contacted a former colleague, Frank Blahuta, to seek advice on the current financial predicament relating to both the Charity and the Boarding business. Frank is a seasoned senior manager with over 25 years of business experience who has successfully completed a number of business turnarounds / recoveries in the private Defence and Security sectors. He agreed to become the Chairman of Trustees and assist the Board to recover the situation.

As Chair Frank instigated a full review of Charity / Business Operations to identify the root causes that led to the financial issues. It was quickly identified that although expenditure had indeed tracked budget there was a significant reduction in expected (budgeted) revenue generation. As a result, ‘cash at bank’ reserves had been eroded and this position was now unsustainable. This left Teckels in a precarious position and it is currently operating with limited cash reserves.

The Board have been working on the development of a recovery strategy to address the financial position with the primary objective of generating additional revenue. This will be underpinned by a strategy to reduce operating costs. This includes headcount and we regret to inform you that 4 members of staff have been laid off last week.

All Trustees, the Centre Manager and Assistant Manager are committed to delivering on these two recovery plans to turnaround the current position. As you will appreciate these actions are critical to ensure the continued existence of both the charity and boarding operations.  We accept that there will be serious challenges in this current financial year. These will require the full focus, support and interaction from the Trustees, Managers, Volunteers and staff, who all really appreciate the fantastic support and generosity that is received from you the members, our sponsors and the wider general public.
Finally we need to advise you that we have received a request from a member for access to the membership register. We take the security of your details extremely seriously and upon receipt of the request advice was sought from the Charity Commission and a Cheltenham based firm of solicitors. The outcome is that a copy of the Register has been provided to the member in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006. We understand that she may be in contact with you either by email or post. We believe that the member will request a general meeting hence the request for the data. The Trustees have repeatedly urged the member to meet with us to talk over her concerns but regrettably this offer has been refused. This is an unfortunate situation especially coming at such a difficult time for the Charity. 

If you have any questions or want further information on the Trustee Update please contact  or on 07887543799.

I look forward to meeting you at the forthcoming AGM in March.
Frank Blahuta
Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

Centre news

Volunteer appeal
We are urgently seeking volunteers to assist with a number of important jobs at Teckels including kennel cleaning, cattery cleaning, site maintenance and gardening. These are all tasks that are essential for the running of the centre. Our staff really rely on the help of volunteers in these roles so that they can spend as much time as possible caring for the animals and working with individual cats and dogs to help them find new homes.

We are desperately looking for new volunteers so if you have any free time to spare please visit to view our job descriptions and contact Sarah at if you are able to help. Thank you - we really appreciate your support.

Copyright © Teckels Animal Sanctuaries 2018, All rights reserved.

Contact us at:
Teckels Animal Sanctuaries, Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucester, GL2 7LU
T: 01452 740300


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Opening Hours

Please note: we updated our opening hours in 2019.

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 11am - 3pm
Weds - Closed for rehoming

Boarding- Drop off and Collection:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 9am - 4pm
Weds - 9am - 10am and 3.30-4pm

Doggy Day Care- Drop off and Collection:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 7am - 6.30pm
Weds - 7am - 10am and 3.30pm - 6.30pm

Doggy Day Care:
By prior arrangement only we are open from 7am - 6.30pm for doggy day care clients only.

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Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucester, Glos. GL2 7LU

Registered Charity no. 1108726

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