Crisis forces charity plea to ease pressure at Evesham base - The Evesham Observer

Crisis forces charity plea to ease pressure at Evesham base

Evesham Editorial 26th May, 2023   0

AN URGENT appeal to dog lovers across Evesham has been launched with Dogs Trust facing record numbers of enquiries from desperate owners seeking to hand over their pets.

The crisis has seen the charity make an impassioned plea for more people to come forward to help it care for more four-legged friends in need.

Volunteers at the Pitcher’s Hill lifeline hope caring residents will provide a temporary home for dogs of all ages, shapes and sizes who have nowhere else to turn.

Fosterers provide an essential service, freeing up room in Dogs Trust’s rehoming centres so more dogs can be supported.

They also give dogs the chance to receive some extra TLC in a home environment.

This is especially important for dogs recovering from veterinary treatment, older dogs and those who struggle to settle in the rehoming centre.

Sarah Galvin, Home from Home Co-Ordinator at Dogs Trust Evesham, said: “We are facing a crisis as our kennel space is really stretched. We need to act now to be there for as many dogs as possible.

“Fostering a dog is a great opportunity for dog lovers who are currently unable to have a dog of their own.

“We cover the essential costs and you’ll be playing the most important role, giving stability, love and care to a dog in need as you prepare them for life in their forever home.”

“We have dogs who are ready to be fostered and may need a temporary home for just a few days or for several months. We can be really flexible as we know life can be unpredictable. “

“So, if you think you can open your heart and your home to help a dog get back on their paws, please get in touch,” she added.

Annie Poolton said she has not looked back since becoming a foster carer for Dogs Trust Evesham two years ago.

“I’ve owned dogs all my life so when I finally came to the decision I could no longer take on the commitment and cost of having a dog of my own, I wanted to do whatever I could to help others.

“Whatever the circumstances, being able to care for dogs at a time when they really need it is incredibly rewarding.

“I love them all so much but also knowing that what I am doing is helping Dogs Trust take in more dogs and give them the special care they need, spurs me on.”

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