In Loving Memory - We WILL Remember


      
No Name, Mickey, Terry, Leah, Domino, Sammy, "American Bulldog", Jacob, Pip, Tammy, Benson, Toby, Alice, Monk, Snoopy, Gia, Phil, Alfie, Baxter, Elvis, Ali, Stripe, Winston, "3109" and Blackie died afraid, abandoned and alone in a cold, concrete kennel.
Unclaimed strays, these beautiful innocent dogs were unable to find a rescue space before their 7 days were up.
Young, healthy and with so much love still to give, they were destroyed to make way for yet more incoming stray dogs.





        

A tragic, tragic waste of life.  
We are so very sorry humans failed you all :'(

Run free over Rainbow Bridge.
Sleep tight. Much love xx









































   
 
             

According to Dogs Trust Stray Dog Survey, 66,277 dogs were picked up as strays in 2016-17.  Only 60% were reunited with their owners. Dogs Trust estimates that 1819 (3%) dogs were put to sleep by local authorities in 2016-17.  Around a quarter of dogs found stray are passed to welfare organisations like Safe and Sound for rehoming.

Bull breeds and sighthounds make up a large proportion of the death row dogs we are asked to assist, but not exclusively so.  We are regularly called upon to help collies, terriers, sled dogs and toy breeds - the list of breeds ending up in the stray pounds goes on and on...

Too often we find owners buy dogs on a whim, then ditch the dog when the going gets tough.  Things HAVE to change. 

Dogs are a 15 year commitment


The Plight of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Up to 60% of all dogs in UK rescues are now staffies or staffie crosses.  These are the lucky ones.  Almost half of all staffies die before they reach adulthood.

Nicknamed the Nanny dog by previous generations, the Staffie became the Nation's dog de jour in the early 21st century and quickly became a victim of its own success.  Bred by people looking to make a fast buck and old to literally anyone, bought on a whim and thrown out like last night's left-overs, the poor Staffie soon became a walking symbol of Britain's throw away society gone mad.

Raised by those with no idea how to care for (or train) a dog, many Staffies have found themselves terribly mistreated and abused, before being chucked out onto the streets to fend for themselves.  An alarming number are deliberately dumped - thrown out of moving cars onto motorways or A roads, presumably in the hope that they will be hit by a car and killed.

Rescue centres have been overwhelmed by the sheer number of staffie types being abandoned.  Many have had no choice but to close their doors to any more - the volume of staffies needing help has threatened the very existence of many of the rescues desperately trying to help them.



One litter of eight staffie pups becomes 324 dogs in 5 years. 

     PLEASE... Don't breed or buy while pound dogs die!