Some of Safe Rescue’s dogs will be attending the next ‘Meet the Rescue’ afternoon hosted by Gorleston ‘Doggy Diner’ on Sunday 26th May 2pm- 4pm.
If you are interested in adopting or fostering, please come and along and meet us.
Doggy Diner, Harbourmouth, Gorleston-on-Sea, NR31 6PL.
Atom is a large crossbreed dog, fostered in Norfolk. He looks like he has some kind of mountain dog in him. His passport states him to be eight years old but we feel he could be a little younger and estimate closer to six.
Atom has wasted the last couple of years waiting to be saved from the Radauti shelter in Romania. He has emerged miraculously unaffected by this ordeal and is just delighted at recent dramatic changes in his life.
Atom is a super friendly boy who appears totally unaware of how big he is. Efforts are being taken in his foster home to teach him not to not jump up but he certainly is not suitable for anyone in any way fragile! He just loves other dogs and lives happily in a multi dog household. He is very food orientated so training is made that bit easier. Lead training is also ongoing, he pulls like a train with slip lead but has made great progress with the addition of a Halti collar.
He is an adorable big bear, very loving and cuddly. You cannot help but love this overgrown fool, what he lacks in intelligence he more than makes up for in love and enthusiasm!
Interested in adopting a rescue dog?
Want to find out more about joining our foster team?
Can you spare some time to volunteer?
Come along to our coffee morning and have a chat with our volunteers, and meet some of our dogs waiting for their forever home.
And don’t forget, there will be tea, coffee and cake!
On April 3rd a group of the safe rescue team will be traveling to Romania to assist in a neutering campaign. Earlier this year our treasurer was awarded a £5000 grant from the Jean sainsbury animal welfare trust with the proviso that it was used to help combat the street dog problem in Romania at the root cause. They money will be spent in a village in Romania known for horrific levels of abuse. The cases that have come from this village historically include a dog hit in the head with an axe and another almost sliced in half with a sword. The public shelter in Braila is notoriously deadly and we will be teaming up with Romanian vet Rudi and Dog rescue Norway. The £5000 will pay to neuter over two hundred street dogs, thus preventing countless puppies being born into a world of suffering.
We will be assisting in operations and helping round up streets dogs and persuade owners to allow us to neuter their pets. We anticipate this to be a harrowing yet hugely rewarding experience. We will also visit the public shelter to see the suffering first hand and in contrast visit the private shelter where saved dogs live in better conditions awaiting an opportunity of a forever home.
There will be tears and laughter along the way but in addition to the prevention of future suffering our aim is also to highlight the plight of the dogs abroad and show people first hand the answer to the frequently asked question “ why help dogs from abroad?”
Our team are paying their own way on this trip and no charity funds will be spent on us getting there or being there. We would however like to raise funds to feed some of the street dogs whilst over there and buy the dogs in the shelter some extra treats so if people would like to donate to this the PayPal address to send to us firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be photographing and filming throughout our trip and sharing our experiences with you all.