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.
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.
Ampthill Fun Dog Show
Sunday 28th September: Noon to 4.30pmThank you to all of our supporters and volunteers for helping to make the show a great success.
There was a fabulous turnout - the most handsome dog class had 75 entries! Lynne Davies really had her work cut out with such a variety but as ever Lynne proved once again to be a fantastic judge and we thank her for all her hard work in making the show a great event for everyone who participated.
It was a glorious sunny afternoon and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Thank you Ampthill Festival and especially the dog show organisers for putting on a fantastic show.
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.
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...
The Weathercock Pub
A MASSIVE thank you goes to the team at The Weathercock pub in Woburn Sands for allowing us to get involved in your recent family summer event.
We had a stall at the event and we raised £160 so we're very pleased and grateful.
We look forward to the next one!
Walnut Pet Supplies
We'd like to extend a massive thank you to the team at Walnut Pet Supplies based at Walnut Tree Farm in Milton Keynes for holding a companion dog show to raise funds for HULA.
A big thank you also goes out to those who visited and donated and helped to support this event. Our fundraising team had a great time at the show, and we hope you did too.
We are happy to say we raised £552.60!
We'd like to say a massive thank you to Shane and Joanne from Williams Plastering.
They recently dropped some donations to us and have offered assistance in helping us with maintenance work also.
We're grateful for partnerships like these and appreciate all the effort and thought that Shane and Joanne give us.
Ice Bucket Challenge!Sincere thanks to Dave Wilcox for making a donation to HULA as part of his Ice Bucket challenge forfeit!
Dave, your donation was very generous, and is very much appreciated. His friend Kirsten volunteers at HULA so he's heard all about us from her so we're really grateful to both Dave and Kirsten.
If ever there is a reason to not get soaked in ice cold water... donating to charity is it!
They delivered us four boxes crammed full of goodies and we are sincerely grateful for the carefully chosen items and all their thoughts and efforts which enabled us to receive such a gift. THANK YOU!
Thanks also goes to Gerald Petts, one of HULA’s fab volunteers, who nominated us to be their chosen charity.
They also got well and truly stuck into painting sheds and our surgery area...we think they clocked up the speedy rate of 2 sheds per hour... an amazing job by all the team!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Mercedes-Benz for revamping and reorganising our reception area inside and out and also our small animal house.
Without their help we would not be able to achieve all this work in a year let alone one day!
We really do appreciate all the hard work and effort from all the team on that day and also a big thank you to Gina Pearce who organised us to be lucky enough to have the help of the team.
A new HULA HeroOn the 26th of August and finishing around 3rd or 4th September 2014, Ian Davison is walking the Offa’s Dyke Trail from Prestatyn down to Chepstow in aid of HULA Animal Rescue!
If you'd like to donate to Ian's fundraising and make those blisters worth it, please have a look at his fundraising page.
HULA gets a clean upDriveway Cleaning Solutions
Simon very kindly gave up his valuable time and visited HULA to clean all of our gutters and drains. Simon did a fantastic job and we are now all ready and prepared for those Autumn leaves.
Thank you Simon for all of your help it really is appreciated.
Well, yes. To be honest, you won’t hear us complaining. Because for every down moment, every "I’m sorry we cannot help you" you have to say, every animal you meet who’s clearly been abused, and you know full well there’s thousands out there who you just can’t help, you just can’t get to, there’s those moments when we receive an email from a previous HULA guest, who’s landed on their paws and is in a loving home. There are those moments where you get to spend 5 minutes with an animal who is simply grateful that they can trust you enough to enjoy a belly rub. When an animal who was a HULA guest years ago pops in to say “hello, look how happy I am, look how much my family loves me”. Obviously, it makes it all worth it.
They bake, they sell, they dress up, they shake the tin, they tombola, they raffle, they smile, they fundraise. All to help HULA help animals and they do it all simply trusting that their efforts will pay off. Well they do.
Sometimes people say to us “You do such a good job here”… “Keep up the good work” … “Thank you for all you do for these animals”. Please don’t thank us. We get our rewards. Help us to thank the people like Sharon and her team, for without them we couldn’t do what we do.
Sharon and her team’s recent efforts have raised us £2419.46 and we could not be more grateful. To see the work of the Support Adoption for Pets drive and to see how you can get involved please have a look at Support Adoption for Pets.
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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It is a great way to treat one of our animals to a special gift. The list allows us to tailor what we need at any given time. There are items from 44p up to £33 so something for every budget.
If you do make an order please send your contact details along with it as a note so that we can be sure to thank you. We love reading the personal messages people have been adding to their orders.
There are many good reasons for allowing one of these wonderful dogs into your life.
Click here to read just a few of them.
Donate by mobileIf you would like to make a donation to HULA you can now do this via your mobile phone.
- Simply create a text message containing the text HULA40 followed by the amount you wish to donate.
For example to donate £10 your message should say HULA40 £10.
- Send your message to 70070
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