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We would like to say thank you to Pets at Home Groom Room in Milton Keynes for kindly grooming Louie and Prince for us free of charge!

The salon kindly booked out the morning to our HULA doggies and gave them a trim, bath and pamper. As you can see from the photos they look great!

What a difference!

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Prince dog having been pampered Louie dog having been pampered

Thank you to the team and Pets at Home!

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So when you think of an animal rescue and what you can do to help the first thought most of us have have is food, bedding, treats and toys. These things all help and yes of course we need them but sometimes there are items you perhaps don't think about donating, a large portakabin for example!

At the start of the year we met Graeme Holden and Emma Andrews from Foremans Relocatable Building Systems Limited to discuss what they could perhaps do to help us here at the centre as they had kindly chosen to support HULA this year. They have been raising money for us with a tuck shop and Christmas raffle which is amazing and just the support we need.

Delivery of our new Portakabin
But it didn't end there not only have we received new storage boxes for the site and netting to use for around the centre where needed but guess what.... we have a multipurpose portakabin too! This is just the icing on the cake! Storage is a real issue here and of course being a farm we get the odd small wild furry problem, so with lots of donated food and lots of mouths to feed this was a dream come true, somewhere dry, large and vermin free to store all the food that we currently have onsite.

So we would like to say a huge thank you to all at Foremans for supporting us here at HULA, but also a massive thank you to T.J. Robins Limited for delivering the portakabin to us free of charge, we cannot express how much we appreciate the support from both of these companies, all our Christmases have come at once, thank you so much, we will get some more pictures of when we have it all kitted out with shelves and food so watch this space!

Delivery of our new Portakabin

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Everyone at HULA would like to say a huge and heartfelt thank you to the Ampthill Festival Committee. The hardworking team arrange lots of events and once again this year they held a Fun Dog Show in the beautiful surroundings of Ampthill Park.

Presentation of cheque from the Ampthill Festival committee
The event was a resounding success and there were lots of entrants making it very difficult for judge Lynne Davies to pick winners in each category.

The committee very kindly asked HULA to attend the event and our hard working outside events team gave up their time to represent HULA for which we thank them.

Jill and Peter Rose who are members of the Ampthill Festival Committee team visited HULA along with the wonderful Jake who they adopted form HULA a few years ago. As always we were thrilled to welcome Jill, Peter and Jake and so very grateful for the amazing cheque for the £335.00 which they presented to HULA.

Huge HULA thanks to all members of the Ampthill Festival Committee for your very generous donation and for working so hard to put on such a wonderful event.

Fantastic prizes in the HULA Christmas Raffle

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Not only do the teams and customers of Pets At Home stores hold fundraising events throughout the year to support charities like us, but their VIP points scheme also helps us (and other charities like us) by turning the points you add from swiping your VIP card at the Pets at Home tills into monetary vouchers we can spend in store.

These really are a fantastic lifeline for us in many ways. We receive many donations each and every day, from the odd bag of cat treats to larger car fulls of stuff. We are of course, extremely grateful, but the VIP vouchers enable us to choose what we can get in to make sure we can really put the vouchers where we need them to go.

Thanks to you, their customers, we were recently given our latest voucher of a fabulous £455. We were able to get some much needed specialty dog food for a dog with allergies, senior cat food, training leads, kongs, and meal worms for the chickens ducks and turkeys which they LOVED!!!

Thank you everyone who supports us with this scheme. If you're not sure what we're on about, next time you're in Pets at Home, ask them about the benefits of joining the VIP club.

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HULA Animals benefit from Hypnotherapy programme

Five ladies have raised money through a sponsored weight loss scheme in aid of HULA.

Clinical Hypnotherapist Robin How, who is a trustee of the charity provided his expertise to run a four session Virtual Gastric Band programme for the ladies. In 5 weeks they had clocked up losses ranging from 15lbs to 3lbs and raised £374 in sponsorship donations from friends and work colleagues. They will continue to lose more weight at a safe rate over the coming weeks.

How do they feel about the method used compared to short term diets that usually pile pounds back on when the diet ends? Here’s what they said: “We don’t tend to think about eating between meals now and it’s good that we don’t need to deny ourselves any food type, so there’s no guilt involved”. Hypnotherapy is used to convince the mind that the stomach has actually had a gastric band fitted to restrict the size of the stomach, creating feelings of being full on smaller amounts of food.

Robin How explains that the technique is designed to make each person conscious of the changes that they can feel when eating as they move from feeling hungry to satisfied. Diets usually provide only temporary weight loss and weight often piles back on when the dieter stops. The virtual Gastric Band method enables a person to adopt a permanent change so that they always remain in control of their weight.

For more information about Robin How Clinical Hypnotherapist, please visit or email

Photo participants in hypnotherapy programme

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For the cat and kitten lovers out there

We are very excited to share with you the launch of WHISKAS Kitten Kollege, the first two episodes of the WHISKAS Kitten Kollege story have been uploaded and LIVE on YouTube. 5 further episodes will be released, one a month between now and April.

There are also 10 lecture style videos which have been launched to help kitten owners during the year of kittenhood with another 4 to be launched in the New Year, please take a tour and learn how our student body enjoy a full and varied kittenhood.

Whiskas Kitten Kollege is an esteemed and prestigious institute of feline education where kittens learn all they need to develop into cats. With a broad and wide-ranging curriculum, Kitten Kollege believes in nurturing kittens’ natural curiosity and enriching their minds. We are at the forefront of feline education with our focus on academic, athletic and artistic development.

So if you want to have a look please go on the link below, you may also find the other videos Whiskas have put together interesting too!

Ridgmont Life Drawing

It is with sincere gratitude that we say thank you to the Ridgmont Life Drawing Meetup for the fundraiser they held for HULA recently. They presented us with a fantastic £200 which we're so very grateful for!

Special thanks goes to Paul for organizing it and to our very own Frank and Frances for being such fab models!.

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Craft Fayre

Our first ever Craft Fayre took place on 24th October.

Sometimes thank you really does not seem enough but we would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our wonderful volunteers who have knitted, sewn, made cards, prepared a tombola and worked so very hard to make this event happen.

As you will see from the pictures the hard working team displayed a wonderful array of items they had made. There were christmas present ideas, hats, scarves, draft excluders, home made preserves and so much more.

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Thank you to everyone involved and everyone who supported this event

Thank you to Andrew Winfrow and The Pedigree Team

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Photo of Sky with Whiskas donation from Pedigree

We would like to say a huge thank you to Andrew Winfrow, Charities Manager at Pedigree for very kindly organising a huge donation of Cat and Dog Food to HULA.

Pictured here are Sky and Prince who would also like to extend their thanks on behalf of our current guests.

Photo of Prince with food donation from Pedigree

Thank you Andrew for all of your help and support to HULA it is really appreciated.

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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.

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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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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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