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Easter Egggstravaganza at HULA

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An army of dedicated volunteers and staff helped make the HULA Easter Eggstravaganza open day a huge success – and of course the generosity of the many visitors who came to meet the animals and support a great cause.

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Face painting, a bouncy castle, competitions and games kept the crowds amused, and in the Hula Dog Parade, staff showed off adorable canines looking for a forever home. Name the lamb, an egg hunt, Easter bonnet competition and an Easter egg tombola were very popular, with some superb prizes. The Rabbit Welfare Association was also on hand to give out useful advice about buying and keeping rabbits as pets. At this time of year, many rabbits are given as presents and sadly end up in rescue homes like HULA.
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The message is that unless you are sure of the commitment and costs involved, stick to giving chocolate eggs instead! The usual farmyard animals proved popular (particularly with the younger visitors) as did the home-made refreshments and bric-a-brac. Regular supporters Tycos Treats sold their delicious home-made dog treats and cakes.

HULA holds monthly open days, including the twice yearly Fun Dog Show and Fete. All are vital to raise funds and awareness for HULA and show visitors the vital work that HULA does. It is a very enjoyable afternoon out for all the family with something for everyone.

Please see the Events section of the website for more details and we hope to see you soon!

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Calling all stallholders

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Pubs, Pie and Chips, The Royals, Ant & Dec, 3 Lions on our shirts... we know what it means to be living in sunny old Blighty! And with Summer fast approaching that can only mean one thing - The Good Old British Fete!

Come rain or shine, you'll find us in our socks and sandals having a burger and trying our luck on the lucky dip.

Well here at HULA we love a good fete so much that we decide to put on a couple ourselves! On May the 18th and September the 14th we'll be hosting a fun dog show and fete.

If you would like to hold a stall at one - or both - of our shows please contact us on via email. Your stall could be anything, from selling home made goods, car booters, to wood working demonstrations - we'd love to see you there!



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Thank you very much to Pookie Cat for featuring our very own Soda.

Pookie Cat campaigns to help find homes for cats with certain needs. In their own words... "Of course there are so many cats that are waiting for their homes in the shelters, but PookieCat think that SPECIAL NEED cats are very important. Those are cats who are older, have behaviour problems or need special medical treatment. Why they are so important? Because mostly they are being overlooked and left behind and sometimes needs to wait a very long period till they are getting adopted."


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Everyone at HULA would like to say thank you to the staff and customers at Waitrose, Oakgrove, Milton Keynes.

Photo of cheque presentation from Waitrose, Oakgrove, Milton Keynes

Every month the store pick three charities as part of their Community Matters Scheme and customers vote with their green token's.

HULA were lucky enough to be picked to take part in the Scheme in January.

Sally Keen kindly invited us along last week to meet the staff to say thank you for the fantastic cheque for £444.00 which was raised in January.

THANK ALL SO MUCH



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Photo of cheque presentation from Pets at Home in Hemel Hempstead

It is with sincere gratitude that we collected a cheque from Pets at Home in Hemel Hempstead recently.

As always people's support and kindness is astonishing, so to all the staff at Pets at Home, and their customers who donated - thank you a million!


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We are delighted have been donated a wonderful Halo Microchip Scanner from Richard Jordan of VioVet.

Photo of Lola the dog with the new HALO scanner donated to HULA
It is so important for all owners to microchip their pets, we as a rescue see many animals that have been straying and hear of so many that have gone missing. If your pet is microchipped and you keep the details up to date your pet will be re-united with you.

So if you haven't had your beloved pet chipped why not give HULA a call and we can book you in to have your pet microchipped for just £15.00.



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HULA Animal Rescue would like to say a huge thank you to Chris Viccars and her colleagues at DHL in Milton Keynes. Chris and her colleagues very kindly picked HULA as their chosen charity in 2013. We enjoyed meeting the team and are indebted to them for all of their help and magnificent fundraising efforts in 2013.

It was an honour to be picked as the teams chosen charity and we were humbled by everyone’s hard work and enthusiasm.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE AT DHL – YOU ARE AMAZING

DHL 2013 charity of the year cheque presentation

DHL SUPPLY CHAIN SITE CHARITY FOR 2013

By Chris Viccars

Every year we like to pick a chosen charity to help and raise funds for. Last year we wanted to support a local charity who didn’t get government funding, not just to help by fund raising but we also wanted to help out by volunteering our time and helping the charity out hands on as well. We had a ballot at site and HULA came out on top as our chosen site charity for 2013.

Here are a few activities that we tried out in aid to raise some funds for the much deserving charity.

We held Cake Bake days at work, selling homemade cakes to the staff across all 3 shifts, we had toy sales, perfume sales, a Christmas Raffle where we got a lot of local firms to donate some great prizes, we had two brave colleagues off our shift taking part in a “Wax Off”, one had his chest waxed OUCH... And one his legs, staff were more than happy to donate some money to watch their friends have pain inflicted on them!

A group of us were sponsored to climb SNOWDON this was a great day and achievement, made possible by a determined and brave handful of people. The company laid on a mini bus for us, our General Manager drove the bus with the helpful map reading from myself. All funds/sponsorship raised went into the HULA pot.

On a monthly basis we sold football tickets & played Jackpot Joker selling tickets at a £1.00 a time. We collected old towels/quilts/blankets in a donation box in the canteen for the dogs/cats. We sold HULA calendars on site, promoted the animals who were up for adoption every week, by printing off posters and putting in canteen, toilets, anywhere really that colleagues could read it. Donated chocolates for Open days & volunteered on Open days to help with stalls/gates etc.

HULA was a great choice for our chosen charity, the staff are so friendly and always cheerful considering the amount of stress they have to work under. The work they do there is far more than just rehoming animals and I think we got that across to a lot of our colleagues over the months and gave people a different perception of the charity.

We really enjoyed our time working with HULA and made some good friends along the way, this is certainly not the end of our relationship with them, we will support & carry on helping HULA out as best we can going forward.

On a personal note myself (Chris) will be helping out at Open days this year and any other way I can when I get some spare time. It really is a great atmosphere at HULA and a get away from the hustle & bustle of every day in the office, and as an animal lover I am still looking out to adopt the right “forever dog” when she or he comes along :)

Thank you HULA for making 2013 charity fund raising a pleasure and an honour to do for you and here’s wishing you a successful 2014 to all the staff.

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Everyone at HULA would like to say a huge thank you to Maddie Buckland and her colleagues at Home Retail in Central Milton Keynes.

The wonderful team held an internal competition recently and kindly donated £100.00 to HULA

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY


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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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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. 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.


Possi-bull?

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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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