On Saturday we will be hosting a bucket collection for Dogs 4 Resuce, a dog rescue centre based near Irlam.
Set up in October 2013, the centre is home to over 30 dogs who have been rescued from the streets, from abuse, or from being put to sleep. Since opening they have helped over 1,000 dogs!
The dogs at the centre can be fostered or adopted, or you can help the centre by simply volunteering time to help the upkeep, including walking the dogs.
All proceeds raised will go to the centre, who are hoping to purchase and develop a new site for the dogs where they can live, run and play.
Dogs 4 rescue COMMUNITY WORK
Dogs 4 Rescue approached the club a few weeks ago about doing a collection at the ground but it was soon apparent there were similarities between us, and opportunity to work together.
A programme is currently being trialled where some of the dogs are used as Therapy Dogs, working with people who are recovering from mental and physical health setbacks. Sherry, for example, isn’t very mobile after losing her back legs when a farmer shot at her in Bulgaria, but there is nothing she loves more than love and affection, and that companionship can help treat people who have suffered with the likes of strokes, loneliness and depression.
Mental and Physical Health and Wellbeing were identified as two areas where Foundation 92 hope to inspire change in the local community, and hopefully by working with Dogs 4 Rescue we can further act on improving this in the Salford community.
Keep an eye out at Saturday’s game, the volunteers will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about what Dogs 4 Rescue do, or even if you would like to help and get involved, and of course any donations you could spare would be hugely appreciated.
More information about Dogs 4 Rescue is available on their Facebook page, or by visiting the website: www.dogs4rescue.co.uk.
Salford City host Maidenhead United in the Vanarama National League on Saturday (KO 12:35).