Important informationAre you visiting HULA?
We would like to make you aware that we have minor signs of kennel cough onsite. Our dogs are fine and we only have a few displaying symptoms currently. However, we do not recommend owners bring their own dogs onsite until we are clear of the virus.
We will of course keep you updated and please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Thank you for your understanding.
Ride High VisitIt's with massive heartfelt gratitude that we say thank you to a group of students from Ride High who recently visited us for a tour.
Not only did they look around, but they've been working hard on Behaviour Enrichment tools for us to give the animals in our care. This is a vital part of the welfare of animals in captivity and so we're so grateful for their help, time and efforts to help the HULA animals - and we had lots of fun with them too!
Have you adopted from us?If the wonderful Bridget Davey took your pets picture whilst with us, you can now purchase these photos as high quality prints and 50% of the sales will come to us!
Bridget will be adding some more of the older photos over the next couple of weeks, so do keep checking back.
Don't worry if this doesn't include you, if you book a shoot now Bridget will kindly donate £5 from each shoot towards HULA.
A fond farewell to Irene and Ralph
Ever present at HULA Open days and whatever the weather on Monday and Thursday mornings at HULA to help sort donated items and to keep things spick and span in our Bazaar.
We were told the hardworking duo wanted ‘no fuss’ on their last day. However, we simply could not let them go without acknowledging their immense contribution over the years. Irene and Ralph are pictured here after a little farewell party that was held in their honour.
"Happy Retirement Irene and Ralph we will all miss you and are so grateful for your hard work and dedication over many years."
A new look for Hula’s reception area
This is all thanks to a wonderful donation of new office furniture and fittings from a local company named SCP Concrete Sealing who are re-locating.
They kindly contacted us to see if we could put any of their existing furniture to good use. Our answer was a resounding YES! We have been hard at work installing the new items and our reception area is starting to look absolutely lovely.
We have nearly completed the work and would like to express our sincere thanks to SCP Concrete Sealing for their kindness and generosity and our thanks to you all for bearing with us whilst the work is undertaken.
It's with massive thanks to Jayne from Waggin & Walkin for raising us an awesome £90 from her stall at the MK Big Doggie Do back in June.
We're so grateful that she thought of us and put in such a big effort. She had some fabulous raffle prizes so well done to you if you were a lucky winner!
To find out more about Jayne and Waggin and Walkin, have a look at her Waggin & Walkin website.
Thank you Jayne - we're so very grateful.
Today we've collected some much appreciated items including cat food, cat litter, kongs, and some fab training collars. Nigel here was very excited about the cat food!
Support Adoption for Pets
We exist to help give abandoned and homeless pets a second chance of happiness. Every year, thousands of pets end up homeless through no fault of their own. Thanks to the tireless work of animal rescue and re-homing centres across the UK, many of these animals are given a new life in the loving home they deserve. Most animal rescue charities are completely reliant on donations and public support to continue their vital work. It is our mission, with your generous help, to provide a financial lifeline and help secure the future of rehoming centres and vulnerable pets in need.”
Wow, that sounds pretty good doesn’t it?! Well those are the words on their website… but is it just that? Is it all just words?! No!! As many of you will know HULA is completely reliant on donations and public support and therefore to be one of the many charities that is supported by this fantastic charity provides us with a vital lifeline to keep helping the animals in our care.
So how do they raise this money? By working with the staffing teams and customers across the country of Pets At Home stores is how. So far Support Adoption for Pets have raised £646,391.00 for charities nationwide, but without the tireless efforts and dedication to fundraising from Pets at Home staff this figure would be a lot less.
How do we know? Because we’ve seen first-hand just how hard the staff at our local Pets at Home stores work! Thanks to the teams at Milton Keynes and Aylesbury and Support Adoption for Pet's recent #makemesmile campaign, HULA have just been presented with a cheque for £3,742.35! Sharon Howell (Aylesbury manager) and Kerrie Beckett (Milton Keynes manager) came over to present us with this incredible amount and we cannot express our thanks enough. But we’ll try anyway...
On behalf of HULA Animal Rescue, we’d like to say a massive thank you to Pets at Home stores nationwide and Support Adoption for Pets for helping little ol’ charities like us. And of course particular heartfelt gratitude to our friends in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes, you really do go above and beyond. So next time you pop into PAH in Aylesbury and MK, please give them a pat on the back for us… they deserve it!
To find out more about Support Adoption for Pets, please visit their website here: Support Adoption for Pets
*** update ***Shortly after receiving the news from Aylesbury and Milton Keynes we then heard from the store colleagues at Pets At Home in Bletchley. They had also been fundraising hard for us and we have been presented with a cheque for £885.93!
Thank you to all Pets at Home staff and their wonderful customers
Cisaro ConcertOn the 7th of June some kind and very talented people came together in a beautiful venue for an evening of incredible music to raise money for HULA, and boy we were grateful that they did!
Many of our staff, volunteers and trustees were in the audience and had a wonderful evening. We cannot thank those involved enough.
The retiring collecting raised us £312.11 and the tombola raised a terrific £67. Not forgetting all the wonderful donations of pet food donated as an entrance "fee".
Thank you very much to everyone involved and everyone who attended, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
On 22nd June Jade raised us an incredible £225 by doing a sponsored silence! She lasted 11 hours – which meant getting through school, guitar lessons and brownies all without saying a word!
Well done Jade and a huge thank you for raising money for HULA.
Templefield Lower School
If you didn’t already guess it, the topic was “animals” and the children learnt about adoption and care of animals and ‘rehomed’ some toy animals to raise money.
What a great project and thank you everyone for taking part and raising funds for HULA.
Thank you Karen & Delia
By all accounts Delia is very creative and her lovely hampers and decorated baskets were a big success!
Thank you so much for raising funds on our behalf!
A helping hand from VauxhallWe would like to say a big thank you to Vauxhall, MK and their staff for volunteering here at the Centre for the day and achieving many jobs we just don't seem to have the time to do!
The guys did a fabulous job of clearing our dutch barn and also helping with some other odd jobs. The best part though I am sure was grooming the ponies, pigs and goats for us!
Thank you everyone for all your hard work
Pizza & QuizPizza and a quiz, we can't think of anything better and it seems we aren't the only ones!
Sian Lewis along with Pat and Neil recently organised a Pizza and Quiz night to raise funds for HULA, well a whopping £547 was raised which is just amazing!
We would also like to say a thank you to Jean from Bletchley who did the teas and coffees and also Stephanie and Kay who sold the raffle tickets on the night.
Sian dropped in to HULA with the raised funds and met George who has recently had an operation costing around £600, so you can see the money will go to good use!
Charlotte tells us it was pouring with rain but they all had an amazing time.
Thank you so much, we really do appreciate your support
Bolt has something he'd like to say...
We recently received a voucher for £442! Hopefully these HULA humans will buy us all something nice. I'm sure they will.
Word on the kennel street is that the items are due to arrive this week. So I'll have a root through the things and let you know what they chose! Thank you!!"
CountrywideA big thank you to the team at Countrywide at Caldecotte in Milton Keynes for their recent collection and donations to HULA Animal Rescue.
We really appreciate your efforts on our behalf and are very grateful!
Thank you KirstenRight, this fab lady deserves a big shout out. She dog walks, she cattery cleans, she stall holds, she fundraises and SHE RUNS HALF MARATHONS!
She's like a superwoman and we're so chuffed to have her on our side. Thanks to her recent running efforts, she raised us a whopping £880!
Thank you Kirsten - you're a star!
Special AppealA special appeal for Kia, Gorgeous Boxer Cross Female, aged 5 who has been overlooked for too long.
Back in July 2014 Novak Djokovic won the men’s title at Wimbledon & the Football world Cup was taking place....
Meanwhile here at HULA our news was that on July 9th a beautiful dog by the name of Kia arrived in our care. Kia has been a stray and had sadly found herself in a dog pound and faced an uncertain future. The wonderful people at Safe & Sound appealed for a rescue space for Kia and the next minute she was HULA bound. When she arrived she was quite subdued but soon she began to flourish she was very strong on the lead but after lots of training and TLC Kia settled in at HULA.
Once she had finished her assessment and went up for adoption we thought she would have lots of enquiries and that Kia would soon be leaving us. Sadly this was not the case and Kia is still here at HULA. She loves her life at HULA and spends time in our quiet rooms and she is a huge help in reception where she fulfils the role of Girl Friday and meeter and greeter. Despite this that forever home has proved to be elusive.
Kia has spent some time away from the centre recently as we wanted to give her a little mini break and here is what her foster mum had to say:-
"Having Kia for the weekend was an absolute pleasure. Kia was such a well behaved house guest and we loved having her"
As much as we have enjoyed the pleasure of Kia’s company for the last 302 days we really would love to see Kia in a loving new home before her first anniversary at HULA arrives.
Here are a few words from the beautiful lady herself:-
Hi everyone, my name is Kia and I’m looking for my forever home.
The team at HULA doesn’t have any background history on me as I was a stray, however they have found me to be a very sweet girl and they know I love human company. I love being out and about but I will need to go to training classes. I do pull a lot on my lead...what can I say, I’m excited to be out, so I’ll need training on this too.
I can be quite bossy around other dogs so would like to be the only dog in the house. The team here is socializing me with other dogs though. There’s nothing I love more than my food, so show me food and I'll show you the love!
My Ideal Home
- WOULD LIKE TO BE THE ONLY DOG IN THE HOME
- CAT FREE HOME
- CAN LIVE WITH CHILDREN 12 YEARS AND OVER
- CAN BE LEFT FOR 4-5 HOURS IF WELL EXERCISED BEFOREHAND
Please contact us on 01908 584000 if you think Kia could be the girl for you?
Ever wondered if you are doing the correct levels of exercise with your dog, what exercise you are actually doing or if his or her feeding regime is correct? Well now you can with the new Pedigree Tracks app.
This app is a fun personalised dog adviser ready and waiting in your pocket, it will give you lots of interesting information relating to your pet.
So go on give it whirl and get downloading...
Meet The Office DogsSimply click on the "Official Blog" picture.
We have a special page dedicated to Happy Endings. Do take a look at some of these really happy stories and if you have rehomed an animal from HULA why not drop us a quick line and a picture or two as we would love to hear from you too.
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