After 10 months of planning and pre-covid fundraising, the Liverpool rescue team has been given a well-deserved and much-needed boost with the news that Freshfields will have a new Animal Adoption Hub built before winter comes.
THANK YOU to all of you who donated to the Kennels to Couch Campaign in December. That support was a vital piece of the funding jigsaw. Your donations have joined with a grant of an incredibly generous £85,344 from Support Adoption for Pets.
Laura Messenger, Grant Funding Coordinator at Support Adoption For Pets, said:
“It is a real privilege to be able to help Freshfields, an important organisation that works tirelessly to care for and rehome pets in need. They are doing a remarkable job, and we’re delighted to be able to support them so that they are able to continue helping more pets in need.”
Battersea Cats and Dogs Home are enthusiastically backing the project through their Grants and Academy programmes, with a £13,000 donation which will support our staff to embed the changes they want to make, to give the animals the very best chance possible of securing that loving home they are so desperately waiting for.
We are incredibly grateful to Laura Ladusan, encouraged by her dog Pearl, of Future3 Architecture who gave her valuable time and expertise for free to design and support us with the planning process. They are both pearls to animals and people in crisis.
The Hub will be a purpose-built facility where we can focus on helping our long-term dogs, who need the most intensive and sensitive input to address the often complex behavioural issues which have led to them being overlooked for adoption.
The Hub will replace the current Reception and Dog Reception areas, and will provide a warm, comfortable environment designed to bring out our dogs’ amazing personalities and show potential adopters what wonderful pets they can be.
We must also acknowledge the support of the team at Dickinson Parker Hill Solicitors’ who have supported us with free will writing and donated a vital £5000 from the Doreen Greenlees Charitable Fund.
What a fantastic example of the difference that we can achieve together to improve the lives of the most vulnerable animals!
We thank you all for your faith in us. We are super relieved and grateful to you all to be able to make these vital changes – for the long-term dogs like Xanthe (pictured), and also for more of the 500 dogs we can’t physically find a space for each year.
We can’t wait to send you a video of our first long term dog finding his or her forever home from the Hub, finding the true freedom they have craved whilst living their own versions of lockdown.
Please remember that funding for the Adoption Hub is separate from the day to day funding to run the rescue at this difficult time, so please do keep supporting the animals by sharing, helping and donating where you can.
Watch this space. Thank You.