Staffies. They're Softer Than You ThinkOctober's Open day saw HULA launching the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home Staffies. They're Softer Than You Think campaign.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the plight of the Staffie, challenge negative perceptions about the breed and show the true soft character of these loveable dogs, that were once known as ‘Nanny dogs’ for their affinity with children.
Centres like Battersea and HULA are the last hope for thousands of unwanted and abandoned Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Staffie crosses.
Please visit the Battersea news page to read more about the campaign. And of course do visit their rehoming pages to see the gorgeous dogs and cats currently awaiting new homes.
Support Adoption Charity.
Sharon Howell and her team at Aylesbury once again baked cakes, created tombolas and engaged with their customers for the Summer Fundraising Drive which took place from Wednesday 6th August through to Tuesday 2nd September. We were delighted to visit the store along with some of our kennel guests and see first-hand the hard work and commitment from the team.
Sharon recently visited us at HULA and she is always a very welcome visitor but we were so grateful when Sharon presented us with a cheque on behalf of Support Adoption and her store colleagues for the fantastic amount of £2,055.64.
A huge HULA thank you to Sharon, her colleagues at the Aylesbury Store and Support Adoption for Pets.
Pets at Home in Bletchley for raising an amazing £1965.59 for HULA.
Thank you to all the staff and customers for your wonderful donation
Ampthill Dog Show
Peter and Jill very kindly organised a Fun Dog show in the beautiful surroundings of Ampthill Park. Our fund raising team worked really hard on the day and were invited to have a stall selling items and providing information about HULA.
Once again Lynne Davies very kindly gave up her time to judge the dog show and she had the terribly difficult task of picking winners in each of the categories.
Peter and Jill recently visited HULA along with Jake the Border Collie who was adopted from HULA a few years ago. We were delighted to see them and very grateful for the donation of £400.00.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone involved for allowing us to be part of the day and for your kindness and generosity – it really is appreciated.
The manager Vicky popped in to see us and present us with the cheque. We'd like to say a massive thank you to her and the team at the Luton branch and we also wish Vicky much luck in her new role at the Oxford Branch.
Charity Christmas Fayre at The Weathercock
The Weathercock in Woburn Sands has loads of events coming up including their Charity Christmas Fayre which is helping to raise money for HULA.
The Fayre is being held on Sunday 30th November. There will be a Car Boot Sale between 10am and midday. Brunch is served between 12 and 3pm with the opportunity to also have a photo taken with Santa! There will also be live Christmas music by "The Other Band".
Make a DifferenceWe'd like to say a great big thank you to Carol Tarver of Yorkshire Bank, Flitwick who nominated HULA for their 'make a difference week' and subsequently sent us a donation!
It means a lot to us that people think of us and ways to help us in their daily life or work life. It's lovely to be part of such a fantastic network of fantastic people!
Anonymous donation...A great big thank you goes to the Bristows for their recent donation in honour of the staffie parade we held at our last open day.
Apologies we've not written to you in person there was no return address.
Thank youAn enormous thank you to Tracey Lyle Carter and the Paulerspury Players who nominated HULA as the charity to receive a donation of £100 after their February Pantomime.
We are so very grateful, thank you all very much.
This was during their summer fundraising drive. We know how much effort goes in to these fundraising drives and we're so very grateful.
Hermione pictured here would also like to join us in saying a massive thank you!
HULA would like to thank Dogsblog for helping us give Esther, Kia and Trevor a re-homing boost on their website. They also organised a special radio chat between Nick Coffer of BBC Three Counties Radio and Esther the staffie.
To hear Esther's radio debut please visit the Dogsblog site where there is a link to the interview.
A massive thank you to Mimi & Dolly a hair love affair and of course all of their wonderful customers and clients who donated to HULA Animal Rescue.
Mimi and Dolly's very kindly offered to have a HULA collection pot in their salon and together with their clients recently raised an awesome £93.17.
We know Tina, of Mimi and Dolly, continues to support us and so we thank you all for this donation and your ongoing support.
Can you help find Kizzy?Kizzy is believed to have been stolen from her front garden on 9th September. She lived in Totternhoe near Dunstable and her elderly owner is distraught at her loss.
Please can you help us circulate this information as widely as possible?
- There is a poster you can print on the Dog Lost website
- Kizzy is also featured on our own Missing Pets website page
- If you are a user of Facebook there is also a story on the HULA facebook page to share
Please take a look at our Missing Pets website page as there are other lost pets in the local area who really need your help to re-unite them with their owners.
Hand Knitted for HULA!
Frances is very talented and her knitted items have so far raised an incredible £345.
If you are not on Facebook don't worry - a selection of her work is also on sale in the HULA Reception.
Sky High FundraisingSky High Fundraising is currently running a pet photo competition on Facebook to raise money for HULA Animal Rescue.
Entries are being accepted until the 22nd of November - and it's all for a good cause!
So enter your piccies - we know you've got some fab ones...
HULA Fete & Dog Show Photos
Just click here to view the photos on Bridget's website.
All photos are available to purchase and Bridget will be kindly donating all proceeds to HULA.
And don't forget Bridget is also available to book a photo shoot - what a fantastic present maybe for a birthday or Christmas? £5 from every shoot will be donated to HULA.
Pets at Home VIP PointsAs you may already know you can nominate HULA as your chosen charity for the Pets at Home VIP card. This means we get a little bit of money each time you purchase items from the store.
As you can see we had a field day at Pets at Home in Aylesbury and have purchased many enrichment items for the animals.
Thank you to everyone who has signed up and nominated HULA
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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