Sponsored Guernsey Dog Walk
11th August 2011
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Private Pet Care are organising a Sponsored Dog Walk on Sunday 4th September to help raise money for Bath Cats and Dogs Home and are keen to get lots of local dog owners involved.


Private Pet Care (PPC) was set up by Charleen Clench after she decided to realise her dream and passion to offer premier pet services in Guernsey. PPC look after a variety of pets including horses, dogs and cats


PPC is now working closely with two of the largest rescue centres in the UK Bath Cats and Dogs Home (BC&DH) & Star Paws Rescue (SPR) to help re home unwanted / neglected dogs to approved homes in the Channel Islands.   

Charleen has decided to organise the sponsored Dog Walk to help raise funds for BC&DH because she believes they do an amazing job and rely heavily upon the generosity of individuals, companies and groups to enable them to provide the care and support needed for unwanted animals.

"They really help all the poor dogs who need lots of medical attention, including operations and vaccinations and their running costs are in excess of £3,000 per day, so the more money they get the better!"(Charleen Clench - Owner)

Their running costs are met through donations, sponsorships, charitable trusts, fundraising events (like sponsored walks) and legacies.  The support of the community is vital to the survival of the Home and the continuance of its work.

Looking at one case in particular really shows how Guernsey is linked to this home.  

Sunny the lurcher (pictured below) was picked up by a dog warden on 15th June.  He was scavenging on the streets, emaciated, covered in bleeding sores and only days away from death.  His owner would have been starving him for months for him to get into this state.  Despite this ill treatment, he was a friendly dog who looked for fuss.  They gave him daily baths to sooth his skin, small and regular meals, medication and veterinary treatment. 

Sunny is now owned by Sue Vidamour and her family in Guernsey. They are grateful to the dogs' home for letting them have him as part of their family as he has so much character and makes them laugh every day.  She also invited any locals to come and visit Sunny;

"BC&DH is a brilliant place, please support them to help other dogs like Sunny.  If anyone lives in or visits Guernsey, you are very welcome to come and visit him".  (Sue Vidamour - Sunny's New Owner)

Although he still needs to put on weight, which will take time, his sores have all healed, his ears are up and his tail wags whilst he happily follows his new owner around.  

Read about Sunny's Story

If you, like us, have been touched by this and want to help raise money to support animals like Sunny, why not take part in the Sponsored Dog Walk and get your friends and family involved too.

All donations are put to good use at the Home, whether it is pocket change or a lump sum.  Making a regular monthly donation helps them plan for the future.

What your money could do:

£5 - will run a heat lamp for a sick animal for 2 weeks.
£7 - will buy kongs to keep our dogs' minds busy.
£10 - gives exercise equipment for a ferret or rodent.
£12 - will buy cream to stop our white cats getting sunburn.
£25 - will provide a bed to keep an elderly dog warm or microchip a new animal.
£40 - will neuter or castrate a cat to stop the cycle of unwanted kittens.
£60 - will neuter or castrate a dog to stop the cycle of unwanted puppies.
£150 - will provide a shelter in the exercise paddocks.

Want to offer a large donation? Why not sponsor a pod or kennel?


Pictures Below:

Sunny when first picked up, emaciated and bleeding and Sunny now - re-homed in Guernsey, putting on weight and a much happier dog.

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