Moss makes it a century of dogs for top county foster carer John - The Evesham Observer

Moss makes it a century of dogs for top county foster carer John

Evesham Editorial 23rd Apr, 2022   0

A CARING county dog lover has notched up a century of foster dogs with his latest addition from Evesham Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue (EGLR).

John Williams has been a keen support of the much-loved charity for a number of years since it was started in 1989 by Pip Singleton.

And the passionate fan of man’s four-legged friend has now welcomed his 100th foster dog through the door of his Droitwich home with the arrival of Moss.

“It’s been a lot of hard work but I couldn’t think of anything better than to give these lovely dogs a chance,” John said.

“Without people like John, the rescue wouldn’t be able to function. John has supported us for many years and has saved 100 dogs lives,” the charity added.

EGLR hosts regular fund-raisers to support the dogs in its care and continue its bid to find foster homes for the animals.

A Go Fund Me collection to mark John reaching a century of fostered dogs raised £630 in vital funding for the centre.

EGLR is now run by about 10 volunteers and has foster homes which look after and raise funds for the 70 or more dogs being cared for at any one time

John’s latest act of generosity has come as the centre launched a desperate plea for help for more fosterers to come forward to provide homes for their dogs.

EGLR volunteers have admitted they are ‘on their knees’ and are desperate for anyone to reach out and offer their support.

As many as 22 lurchers are needed to get into rescue with no space because of the lack of foster homes across the county.

In an impassioned plea, Pip said: “Please consider if you can step up and foster, you will need a fully fenced garden, no young children, no small furry animals.

“We need fosterers to be around at home quite a bit. When you take our dogs in you save a life, you give joy to a family when homing, we pay all vet bills, we supply everything you will need; food, bowls, bedding, treats, toys, leads, collars and beds etc.

“You just need the love, patience and time, please get in touch if you can. You would make a huge difference, we really need your help,” she added.

Call Pip on 01386 853971 after 5pm on weekdays or usually anytime at weekends or Cheryl on 07828 927651 during the day or early evenings.

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