Happy New Year everyone! Here’s to a great 2013!
We’d like to start the year by saying THANK YOU so much to everyone who’s helped Staffie Support in 2012. Your donations and support are greatly appreciated and have allowed us to help Staffies and the rescues that are working hard to save them.
You are the driving force behind Staffie Support and we’d be nothing without you, so THANK YOU.
Between the end of 2011 when we started sending out funds and during 2012, we’ve been able to send out over £1660 to rescue organisations helping Staffies, including:
What will 2013 have in store for Staffie Support?
We’re not sure yet! But we’re very open to suggestions. We’re looking for people who’d like to get involved whether that’s organising fundraising events, raising awareness, helping to get press coverage for the Staffie situation – WHATEVER you’d like to do to help, please just get in touch because we would love to hear from you.
We are just two people, and quite busy people at that! So although we are very proud of what Staffie Support has achieved so far, there’s still so much more we’d like to do to help Staffies, and sadly there’s so many still in need.
Staffies in the pound at Christmas
This Christmas and New Year has been a heartbreaking period with quite a few Staffies being put to sleep at the end of their 7 days, sometimes without even having a chance at finding rescue backup or a new home.
This is Gem.
Gem wasn’t an old dog, she didn’t have any known health or behaviourial issues. The volunteers trying to find her a rescue space said this about her – “She has a lovely friendly nature and loves cuddles and sitting on your lap”.
Staffie Support offered to pay for Gem’s spay operation and hoped that a rescue could come forward to take her on for rehoming.
Gem was euthanised just a few days after the New Year, as soon as her 7 days in the pound were up.
And she’s not the only one taken too soon, multiple healthy, young Staffies have been killed at this pound in just the last week.
We want to help rescues and pound helpers to STOP this from happening, and we need your help to do that. Please do get in touch if there’s anything you’d like to help with, no matter how small (even just putting up posters in your local vets, pet shops etc. can raise awareness for the cause).
Let’s make 2013 a good year for more of the UK’s Staffordshire Bull Terriers!
Jo & Eileen