First of all, we all at GSP Rescue (SW) wish you all a Happy and Prosperous 2012
2011 proved to be our busiest year yet, and here are a few statistics for you:-
99 dogs offered for rehoming
50 surrendered from UK homes
38 taken in from Ireland
6 taken from UK pounds
5 taken from Europe
More dogs were fostered this year than ever before ...... 17 this year
Of those most were only in foster for a week or 2, although 4 did stay in foster for several months, but all eventually found new and loving homes
Over 450 new familes registered an interest in adopting a GSP during 2011
Many other families were given advice about their GSPs, which resolved possible issues and enabled them to keep their dogs - that aspect of the rescue work is very rewarding - but very time-consuming too
I'd also like to thank my own dogs for their patience over the past year. They have put up with 10 different foster dogs staying here (including a foster dog from another rescue! ). They were great with all of them - even when I had 3 foster dogs here at once, and on two other occasions, two at once. Some only stayed a week or two, but others like Piper, Sheba and Jody shared our home for several months. In fact I think we only had about 2 months in the past year when there was only my 3 dogs here! So they really were stars ......
Holly, Lottie and Lizzie
To finish this brief summay, may I send thanks to all of those who have helped with the rescue over the past year - whether it be helping me with administration; fund-raising; fostering; etc. and most of all to those who have offered a new home to one of our dogs.
Dawn on the beach yesterday, 31st December 2011 - what a lovely morning to see the old year out.
Thank you all.
The total amount which has been raised for GSP Rescue (SW) from the sales of our 2013 calendar, Christmas cards and merchandise is £2575.74p
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made donations and purchased the items we had available.
Also special thanks to Amanda from www.petpawtraits.co.uk who kindly donated the Christmas card design again this year.
On behalf of GSP Rescue (SW).