This photo is of Moo Moo and her great friend Radley. Many of you will remember Moo, a regular attendee over the years at PDWRA parties, who had lost both her eyes but lived out her life very happily with Maggie and Graham Wright. Sadly Moo is no longer with us, but Radley – who also has lost both his eyes – is still going strong.
Although not a PDWRA pug, the elderly Radley was in need of a set of puggy wheels and a pushchair. A local fundraising effort was made by a group of pug supporters, and enough money was raised to buy Radley his wheels and a lovely new pushchair.
The money left over from these purchases – £354.56 – has very kindly been donated by the group to PDWRA. We are truly grateful to you all – and for allowing us to use this delightful photo of the two old friends.
The PDWRA Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Fundraising Co-ordinator for our charity, Lynne Kellow.
Sarah Tomlinson, who was previously in charge of our fundraising activities, stepped down as a Trustee in May due to family reasons. Our grateful thanks are due to Sarah for all her hard work during her years as a Trustee.
Lynne and her husband Steve are owned by 8 pugs, one of whom has recently become a registered Pets As Therapy Dog. Lynne has wide experience in the voluntary sector; she has served on a number of Canine Society committees, where her particular responsibilities included organizing Shows and Fun Days as well as publicizing events. Lynne is also involved with a large FB meet-up group in her area, for which she has organized a number of successful events with profits donated to PDWRA.
A number of new fundraising activities, covering a wide range of potential opportunities, are already planned. These include the creation of a new PDWRA FB Fundraising page specifically designed to publicise all future events such as garden parties, meet ups etc.
Our well established and ongoing Stamps Appeal is already very successful, and we plan to extend this into an appeal for used printer cartridges. Watch this space for details.
Our new South West Area is now up and running, covering the counties of Avon, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. We welcome Jane, Maureen and all the other volunteers to our rehoming team. Please see our Surrendering Your Pug page for our new Area map giving details of the counties in each of our 9 Areas, and for contact telephone numbers should you need or wish to surrender your pug.
2017 has been the busiest year for PDWRA Trustees and volunteers to date. As of today we have had 137 pugs through our rehoming system.
The sad reality is that many of the pugs surrendered to PDWRA require veterinary care to treat one or often multiple conditions.
Thank you for your continuing support, it has never been more essential.
We need your help!
Are you a budding Nadia Hussain, or Jamie Oliver? Could you give Nigella a run for her money? Do you love cooking? Or do you simply have a favourite recipe that you would love to share?
We are compiling a simple recipe book of favourite recipes, contributed by people everywhere, to be sold in aid of PDWRA. All recipes are welcome, whether for starters, soups, main courses, desserts, cakes – and everything in between… and of course, there will be a section of recipes for dogs!
Please contribute your recipes. If you would prefer not to have your name printed alongside your recipe, please say so. Otherwise, this is your opportunity to be published!
Recipes should be sent to Charlotte Hill at Recipes4Rescue@nulloutlook.com
Karen and her family sadly lost their beautiful black pug Winston to liver cancer on 28 December 2016. In his memory they held a fundraiser on Good Friday, and donated £75.00 to PDWRA to help us continue our work in Winston’s name. They had a raffle, a buffet and the children each presented a speech to the guests. A montage of the afternoon and a copy of the children’s speeches are pictured below. Tilly aged 11 wrote the top one and Alfie aged 12 wrote the bottom one.
The PDWRA Trustees send grateful thanks to Karen and her family for supporting our Charity.
Here are some of us beside the Kennel Club Find a Rescue Dog stand at Crufts on Friday 10 March. With a wonderful team of helpers + pugs busily promoting the work of PDWRA throughout the day, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and a really great day was had!
Photo: Martin Hill / The Kennel Club©