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Teckels Rehoming and Boarding Newsletter
25 September 2017
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Welcome to the September 2017 Newsletter
Events and fundraising update

Fun Dog Show 2017

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our fun dog show fundraiser on 13th August, we hope you had a great time. Over £3,400 was raised, which a brilliant achievement and enough to cover the costs of running one rescue kennel for thirteen months.

A huge thank you to our very special and FAB volunteer team for working so hard. We massively appreciate you guys!

View our picture album from the fun dog show.

Fun at Frampton despite the weather

The Frampton Country Show was a wet and windy event this year but it was a lot of fun and we raised £140 from our tombola.

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather and visited our stall, especially all the ex-Teckels dogs who are now in their forever homes and came along to see us!

We need your help!

Christmas is approaching fast and this is our busiest time of year for fundraising. We really need your help with the following fundraising activities:

Teckels Christmas Fair - 3rd December
Running stalls and the entrance door
Asda Kingsway collection - 9th December
Two hour shifts available from 09:00-20:00.
Tesco St Oswald’s collection - 19th December
Two hour shifts available from 07:00-22:00.
Tesco Quedgeley collection - 22nd December
Two hour shifts available from 07:00-22:00.
Morrisons Abbeydale collection - 22nd December
Two hour shifts available from 09:00-20:00.

Please let us know if you can spare some time to help at any of these events.

Exciting new partnership with Gloucester Lottery

Gloucester Lottery is a weekly lottery that directly supports local good causes and community initiatives. If you choose to support us, 50% of your ticket price will
go directly to Teckels and another 10% towards helping other local
causes in Gloucester.

Tickets cost £1 per week and prizes are up to £25,000!

Buy your tickets now by visiting
and help us to help more cats and dogs!

Skydive fundraiser is a spectacular success

Well done and thank you so much to our amazing skydivers Trish, Emma, Richard, John, Chelsea and Kathryn, who have all now made their jumps. We have one skydiver left to jump in late September and so far our fantastic team has raised over £1,700, which will make a huge difference to our rehoming animals.
Centre news

Welcome Sarah!

 We’re delighted to introduce Sarah, who joined us on 30th August as our new Assistant Manager.

Sarah brings with her a wealth of experience
from her background in animal rescue charity fostering, fundraising and volunteering.
Boarding update

Doggy day care welcomes new guests

One of the dogs enjoying our new doggy day care facilities is the gorgeous Dennis, a white American bulldog who has become a regular Monday to Friday guest.

Dennis has been with his new owners for three months and was at a Gloucestershire rescue centre before finding his forever home. Our welfare-trained staff have enjoyed being able to work on building his confidence and he loves seeing the team each day.

Our doggy day care service is available throughout the autumn and winter months. There is no commitment to regular bookings – just let us know when it suits you and your dog. 
Click here to see our rates and call us on 01452 740300 to make a booking. 

New and improved C2 kennel coming soon!

The refurbishment of C2 kennel block began on 14th September and we are excited to see all the improvements take shape. We'll share before and after pictures in our next newsletter. 
Rehoming update
Rehoming cattery

Whilst our rehoming cattery remains in quarantine, the team have been working hard to ensure the cats have lots of mental stimulation and are kept entertained. Thank you to everyone who responded to our Facepost post to provide the cats new scratching posts and games. We expect the rehoming cattery to reopen soon and will keep you updated via Facebook and our website. Do call us on 01452 740300 if you would like further information.
Rescue kennels
We have rehomed eleven dogs since our last newsletter which is a smaller number than usual. This is due to Teckels having a number of dogs in its care with very specific requirements which has made it harder to find the right homes for them. We have also had a few giant breeds in our rehoming kennels and the Centre is experiencing growing numbers of large breeds finding their way into rescue. The main reason we are hearing for this happening is that sometimes members of the public are not taking into consideration the cost of food, the exercise these dogs need and just how big they will grow!
Corporate volunteering
Recently a fantastic group from Ecclesiastical Insurance joined us for a corporate volunteering day and
helped to make snuffle mats after a morning of dog walking. Snuffle mats are an interactive enrichment puzzle that are great boredom busters and may also help reduce stress.

For information about corporate volunteering opportunities call us on 01452 740300.
Would you consider becoming a trustee of Teckels? 

With two trustees retiring in March18 we need to recruit some new trustees to join the Teckels Board. We are therefore holding two events in early October where we will talk with and answer questions from interested parties about this exciting, challenging and rewarding role.

1. Trustee recruitment evening for Non-Members
Non-members are invited to join us for drinks and nibbles at Teckels on Monday 2nd October from 19:00 to 20:00 to find out what Teckels trusteeship entails. To register to attend or if you are interested in becoming a Teckels trustee,
please contact Abigail.

2. Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for Members
Teckels Members have been notified by post and are invited to attend an EGM on 3rd October at 19:30 at Whitminster Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster, GL2 7NT. The EGM has been called to find new trustees from within our membership.

For more details on these events, visit
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Contact us at:
Teckels Animal Sanctuaries, Bristol Road, Whitminster, Gloucester, GL2 7LU
T: 01452 740300

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