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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.

Photo of visitng Staffies and their owners at the special open day

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.

Animal Friends Pet Insurance
Vote for a Charity

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Everyone at HULA Animal Rescue was thrilled when we were asked to take part in the November Animal Friends Charity Initiative.

Animal Friends Pet Insurance, who are based in Amesbury Wiltshire, have a strong commitment to animal welfare charities. Every month they run a competition where four charities are picked to take part. Each participating charity is invited to create a video about themselves and provide an insight into the charity’s work. All the video and competition details are placed on to the Animal Friends Facebook page.

Customers and supporters are then asked to view the video and select their favourite by ‘liking’ it.

As part of their very generous commitment to animal welfare charities, Animal Friends will award the charities with a donation dependent upon how may ‘likes’ they receive. In fact, they have agreed to split the extremely generous sum of £10,000 between the four charities. Amazingly the charity that comes first will receive £5,000, 2nd place will receive £2,5000, 3rd place will receive £1,500 and 4th placed will receive £1,000.

We thought this was such a fantastic idea, so we got together and made our video, which features many of our resident animals and shows the animals in our care during a normal day at the centre.

We would be delighted if you might consider popping over to the Animal Friends Facebook page and ‘liking’ our video. Your ‘like’ would be very much appreciated by us all at HULA Animal Rescue.

All the animals and staff at HULA would like to extend a huge thank you to Animal Friends Pet Insurance for inviting us to take part in November’s competition and we wish all the charities taking part the very best of luck.


Photo to say thank you to Pets at Home for VIP loyalty card points

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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.

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A huge thank you to a very special team ... As you may know Pets at Home do a magnificent job of raising funds for animal charities through their Support Adoption Charity.

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During the year there are various fund raising drives and its amazing to see the lengths that the store colleagues go to in order to support their Charities.

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.

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We would like to say a huge thank you to Pets at Home in Bletchley for raising an amazing £1965.59 for HULA.

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This is a fantastic amount of money and we really appreciate all the hard work that has gone into raising money for HULA.

Thank you to all the staff and customers for your wonderful donation

Ampthill Dog Show

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Everyone at HULA would like to extend a sincere thank you to Peter and Jill Rose and the Ampthill Festival Committee.

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.

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It is with sincere gratitude that we say a big thank you to the Pets at Home Store in Luton for their very generous donation of £1000.

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 Difference

We'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!

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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 you

An 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.

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Photo of Hermione cat with cheque donation
We would like to say a massive thank you to the Support Adoption for Pets charity, run by Pets at Home and the team at the Milton Keynes branch for raising a fantastic £281.51 for us!

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.

Missing Appeal

photo of Kizzy the dog

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.

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 £345.

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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.

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Sky High Fundraising

Sky 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...

Good Luck!!

Staffies. They're Softer Than You Think

October'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 Fete & Dog Show Photos

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Did you attend the HULA Dog Show on 14th September? Our wonderfully talented photographer Bridget Davey was there catching all the action so there may be a photo of your dog.

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.

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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. 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.


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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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