National Bedlington Rescue Report 2020
Earlier this year I received an email asking if I could help with the rehoming of three bedlingtons aged 9, 11 and 13 years old.
I asked where the dogs were, the word Merseyside was the reply, I asked if they could be brought to the east side of the country, no reply.
Sometime later a had a call from a lady in Ormskirk, she had taken the three dogs in but was having problems as they chased her cat and tried to get at her children's rabbits. We arranged for her to bring them to Grantham where I met her.
The younger dog had already been rehomed, so only two were handed over, the dog was quite overweight and the bitch slightly under weight.
Once home I checked their micro-chip numbers, discovered their dates of birth and also that I had the younger dog and not the 13 year old. The dogs' chips were transferred into the name of the National Belington Rescue.
I had quite a list of potential owners, but most only wanted young dogs, The first choice did not work out but this was not the dog' fault, the second, after numerous emails and phone calls changed her mind. There were several more tries before they found a forever home together in North Lincolnshire.
This year I have been inundated with calls for either a rescue or a puppy. Puppy prices seem to have gone through the roof, even up £3000.00 for a crossbreed. I just wonder how many of these dogs will later end up in rescue or up for sale on Internet sites sadly we were not able to have our usual fundraising stalls, we are keeping finger crossed that things will start to get back to some form of normality in the New Year.
Thank you to anyone who has made a donation to our funds.