Sponsored Walk 2007
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME ON THE WALK OR DONATED TO OUR CAUSE - THIS WALK REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE TO THE AMOUNT OF DOGS WE CAN TAKE INTO CARE, AND HELPS TO COVER SOME OF THE LARGE VETERINARY BILLS WE GET.
However, this year we have been pledged a lot of money that has not materialised. The same old faces have been very generous in their sponsorship and we thank them for this - without them we would not be able to continue to help these dogs. We cannot understand the rottweiler owners out there who came along on the walk with their very much loved dogs and promised help to the dogs in our care and then forgot about them. We have recently had to change the kennels we use and our kennel bill has increased - we are now very short of funds and may not be in a financial position to take in a dog that really needs our help. We have also been hit with some very large veterinary bills this year - without support we will not be able to take in dogs that need vet treatment.
Even if you have not taken one of our dogs - there are thousands of rottweiler owners out there - please consider sponsoring one of the rottweilers rescues as we are all overwhelmed with dogs and are all very short of funds to help them with. if you wish to sponsor one of our dogs, or donate to us we will be only too happy to supply you with copies of relevant kennel/veterinary bills.
PLEASE HELP THE DOGS
SPONSORED WALK 2007
Our Annual sponsored walk was held on Sunday, 23rd September this year, and, as usual, we were very fortunate with the weather. Although sunny and fine, it was not too warm for the dogs, and not too chilly for the people either!
About 30 dogs attended, mostly rotts, but with the occassional little dog, GSD, labrador and Mini Schnauzer thrown in for good measure! It was quite a sight to see about 25 rotts all behaving well with so many other dogs and members of the public around them. I think many people were very pleasanty surprised that our breed is so well balanced and well behaved in the right hands. Everyone seemed to enjoy the walk - there are some fabulous views over the Thames. Some of the sights are The Royal Maritime Museum, The Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, Canary Wharf, The Millenium Dome and The London Eye. if you like history, then The Queen's House and the Statue of General Wolfe would also interest you.
We not only had about thirty dogs, but also in the region of sixty people attending, and once the walk was over we all gathered around for a chat and some refreshments. every dog received a rosette (kindly donated by Pat,) and a small bag of doggie treats.
We were so pleased to see so many of the dogs we have had in our care again, and to hear how they are getting on with their new lives. Every one of them is so loved by their new owners, and they return that love every day.
WE HAVE SO FAR RAISED JUST OVER TWO THOUSAND POUNDS, WITH MANY PEOPLE GIVING US THEIR SPONSORSHIP MONEY ON THE DAY OF THE WALK. WE HAVE BEEN PROMISED ALMOST AS MUCH AGAIN, AND I AM SURE MANY OF THE PEOPLE ON THE WALK ARE BUSY COLLECTING THEIR MONEY! WE WOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD TRY AND GET YOUR SPONSORSHIP MONEY INTO US BY THE FIRST OF NOVEMBER, SO THAT WE CAN LET EVERYONE KNOW THE FINAL FIGURE FOR THIS YEARS WALK AND GET OUR THANK YOU LETTERS DONE!
IF YOU HAVE ANY PHOTOS OF THE SPONSORED WALK AND WOULD LIKE THEM PUT ON THE SITE, PLEASE SEND ME EITHER A DISC OR COPIES AND I WILL PUT THEM ON.