Our Beautiful Bertha!
As you know we were recently lucky enough to have been awarded grants from Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust and Kennel Club Charitable Trust for the purchase of a replacement van. Well... here she is in all her glory. Please welcome "Bertha" to the Gap family!
We need to say a massive massive thank you to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust and The Jean Sainsburys Animal Welfare Trust who made this all possible, to Motorkraft for their fabulous custom fit out, for listening to what we wanted from a new vehicle to safely carry dogs and for installing safe little night lights in each cage for when we are transporting at night - a lovely touch which they did for us without us asking. And last but by no means least, to A2B graphic Design for the decals - we think she looks stunning!
Bertha has a lot to live up to after our old work horse, Bessie and the countless lives she has saved, but we were adamant we would not replace a vehicle just because we could but because we had too. Bessie served us well for 12 years and covered many thousands of miles but it was costing more and more to try to keep her on the road, bless her.
So please raise a glass to Bertha, for more future lives saved and a toast to poor Bessie as she gets relegated to shorter runs and local fundraising event after doing all the long haul until now.
Job Vacancy - Kennel Assistant
Volunteer Book Keeper
Greyhound Gap are recruiting for a new Volunteer Book Keeper!
Exciting Grant Funding News!
We have a MASSIVE MASSIVE thank you to say to the below 2 grant making organisations
As you know in December last year we were lucky enough to purchase the kennels premises instead of remaining here on a rental basis! That literally secured Greyhound Gaps future as a rescue for however long it was needed. Typically once we had secured purchase and used reserves to fund the deposit our much loved rescue van Bessie started to show how upset, ill and tired she was after years of loyal service and saving hundreds if not thousands of lives.
We are over the moon to say that both the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust and the Kennel Club Charitable Trust have awarded us a grant of £10,000 each. That means that we now have £20,000 to source a suitable relatively new van with low mileage and hopefully years of service in her and to get her fully professionally kitted out and ready for action.
Grant making trusts like this are IMPERATIVE to little charities such as ourselves when expensive capital purchases are necessary and we honestly can not thank them enough. Just from the bottom of all our hearts and the dogs the van will go onto saves hearts thank you!
Now Lisa, our founder, has to deal with the emotional trauma of Bessie being retired - she is has great affection for Bessie who has helped countless dogs to safety and new lives.
Association of Dogs and Cats Homes
We are very pleased and proud to confirm our acceptance as members here at Greyhound Gap of the ADCH (Association of Dogs and Cats Homes).
The ADCH promotes best practice in animal welfare for dogs and cats. As an organisation we appreciate the importance of best practice and welcome membership as the ADCH has a code of conduct to work towards that we are happy to continue striving towards continuance of. It also allows us greater networking opportunities with fellow welfare organisations to continue our information sharing, learning and growth. Huge thanks also to our volunteer assessors Laura and David for visiting and putting us through our paces.