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Christmas and New Year Opening

We would like to wish all of our supporters a very Happy Christmas.

Please note that we will be closed to the public over the holiday period from the 22nd December until the 2nd January.

If you have an enquiry you can e-mail us or call on 01908 584000.

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Contacting HULA

Please note that HULA's email address has changed.

To contact us please use the following email address: hularescueoffice@gmail.com

Christmas Art Competition

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We invite all of our younger supporters to design a poster which highlights the dangers to pets at Christmas time.

Entries are welcome from anyone under the age of 15 years.

Please send us your poster by Friday 19th December.

For further details click here.

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Bark n Purr Boutique

We received a very wonderful donation of brand new collars and leads recently.

Many thanks to Lauren Hearn of Bark n Purr Boutique for this kind donation at Christmas.

We think our little ones are going to look fabulous!

We've wrapped some up under the tree for them to open on Christmas day.

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BI Worldwide

We recently heard via twitter that staff from Bi Worldwide recently held a bake sale to raise funds for HULA.

What a lovely thing to do... eat cake..... oh wait, we mean raise money for us!!

A massive thank you to everyone for for fundraising, we are so very grateful.

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Team Quarsh

A fantastic group of employees from Quarsh have teamed up to run a half marathon on December 14th in aid of HULA.
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We are delighted to be chosen by Quarsh and would really like your help in publicising their fundraising efforts.

If you can spare a £1 or two please donate via their JustGiving page. You can also sponsor by texting ‘QUAR54’ followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070.

Good luck and thank you team Quarsh!

Hand Knitted for HULA!

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Handknitted for HULA is the Facebook site created by one of our fantastic dog walking volunteers.

Frances is very talented and her knitted items have so far raised an incredible £945.

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If you are looking for a unique gift please take a look at the amazing items on sale including her beautiful handmade Christmas decorations which are just £3 each.

If you are not on Facebook don't worry - a selection of her work is also on sale in the HULA Reception.

Sky High Fundraising

Everyone at HULA would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Sophie from Sky High Fundraising.

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Sophie very kindly selected HULA to receive the proceeds from her recent on line photography competition. Sophie worked tirelessly to organise a brilliant show and lots of people had fun taking part.

A fantastic total of £305.89 was raised and we were delighted to have a visit from Sophie and her gorgeous Border Collie Sky.


Dawn Cargill

HULA lost a valued supporter recently and we would like to send our sincere condolences to Dawn Cargill's family and friends. We would also like to sincerely thank them for the very generous donations made to HULA Animal Rescue in memory of Dawn.

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One of Dawn's dearest friends and loyal HULA supporter Tanya Stephens pays tribute to her friend and fellow animal lover.

"Dawn Cargill was a beautiful spirit. Kind, generous, helpful and just a brilliant person to know. She had a most wicked sense of humour and an infectious laugh.

She was passionate in her love of animals - particularly dogs - and her two Pomeranians: Honey and Daisy, were her children. She would attend every companion dog show that she could and if her own dogs came home with a rosette then she was more than a little happy. Instantly recognisable with a ready smile and her camera, she'd be there in wind, rain or shine cheering everyone on.

Not only did she attend the shows, she also organised a number of them and HULA was one of the charities that benefited from her endeavours.

Sadly, at only 48 years old, Dawn lost her life on the 6th November this year. She will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her."

Christmas is coming … the season of good will or is it?

Despite much publicity and warnings, companion animals will still be given as presents this Christmas.

Larry the staffie seeking a new home
What happens in the new year when the recipient of the present tires of it, or for some valid reasons can no longer care for the present any longer? No doubt the person will contact their nearest rescue centre and ask for help. This is where there is a problem as most rescue centre’s just like us would love to say “yes of course bring the animal to us and we will take care of him or her and find a lovely new home”. Sadly, this is where expectations cannot meet demand.

If we look at the HULA picture today we are currently full & have the following guests in our care :-
They came to us for a variety of reasons (this list is not exhaustive):-
Thunder the rabbit seeking a new home
All are lovely, all are unique and we stand by them all. Whilst here we fully assess them, provide vet care, feed and walk them and we also offer rescue back up for life. However, we can only help more animals when we find loving responsible forever homes for our current guests. Yes we do ask a lot of questions, yes we do conduct a home-check and we will ask you to visit several times to meet and get to know your potential new family member. We really do want to get it right for you and the animals in our care – we want to see them become a valued and loved member of your family.

On our waiting lists to come in through no fault of their own we have :-
All are waiting patiently for a space to become available so they can start the journey towards finding a new home. Every person and every animal on our waiting list has their own story and some have very valid reasons for having to say goodbye to their pet. It hurts when we can’t say yes immediately but we are thankful that the owners are prepared to wait for a rescue space and not go down the route of advertising their companion animals as ‘free to a good home’.

So please, before you think of giving a companion animal as a Christmas gift, think of those on our waiting list, think of those facing an uncertain future in pounds up and down the country.

Angel the cat seeking a new home
Please please don’t add to the number on rescue centre waiting lists up and down the country and have a really good think about what could happen if it all goes wrong. To those who for whatever reason who are seeking to re-home their current animals please spare a thought for the rescue centre. We are absolutely doing our best and really do want to help.

Every animal deserves a loving forever home and we spend every day working towards helping as many as we possibly can.

Larry, Angel and Thunder pictured here are just three of our lovely guests and are all hoping that 2015 brings a forever home and that more animals living in difficult circumstances can be helped.

If you would like to make a donation towards HULA’s work please do visit our Just Giving page.

Staffies. They're softer than you think

On Sunday 12th October we held our monthly open day. As you may be aware we have teamed up with Battersea Dogs and Cats Home to launch the Staffies. They're Softer Than You Think campaign.

We were so delighted to team up with such a fantastic and dedicated rescue and we are also delighted to have had such wonderful support from Staffie and non Staffies owners that afternoon.

It was great to see so many loved Staffies and we have a few picture for you to see.

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Photo of Candy the PAT dog and a Medical Detection Dog at the open day Photo of Esther the staffie with HULA's Laura Randall at the open day

Click here go to the Battersea website and to read more about this important campaign and find out how you can get involved.

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Want to know what's going on in Milton Keynes?

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Make Total MK your one-stop 'shop' for all your leisure needs. Total MK is bursting with what's on, theatre and music news, together with competitions, beauty and lots more.

Follow us on Twitter @thisistotalmk and add the website to your favourites: www.totalmk.co.uk

To share your news, promote your events or advertise with MKs dedicated leisure site contact editor Sammy Jones by emailing info@thisistotalmk.co.uk

HULA would like to say a special thank you to Sammy who has supported us for many years and always helps to publicise the work of our charity whenever possible.

Missing Appeal

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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?

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.

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Pets at Home VIP Points

As 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.

Pets at Home VIP club purchases
We are delighted to have already received £162.00 to spend.

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

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Meet The Office Dogs

Simply click on the "Official Blog" picture.

Happy Endings

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We are always so delighted to receive news from previous guests - a day, a week or even years after they have gone to live in their forever homes. Seeing the pictures of them enjoying a happy home life is so rewarding.

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.

Want to receive the latest news?

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A huge thank you to everyone who has kindly bought something for our dogs, cats and rabbits from our Amazon Wish List.

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.

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.


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Are you thinking of adopting a rescue dog? If so please give consideration to the bullbreeds.

There are many good reasons for allowing one of these wonderful dogs into your life.

Click here to read just a few of them.

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Donate by mobile

If you would like to make a donation to HULA you can now do this via your mobile phone. The donation amount will be charged to your phone bill as usual or deducted from your pay as you go credit.

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