31st of December, 2015 – and all you wish yourselves in 2016
This year has once again been a very busy one, with more dogs than ever being helped, and various educational events and seminars. More educational events are being planned for 2016, not least of which is hoped to be a return seminar with highly popular top dog law solicitor Trevor Cooper. This is especially important with the new laws now in effect and the forthcoming new microchip law which comes into effect in April.
We received an unprecedented number of enquiries and requests for help in 2015 which must reflect the growing crisis in rehoming. We had more requests too for advice and pet bereavement counselling. This time of year is even more poignant for anyone who has lost a pet or had to rehome one, and we feel for them deeply.
Jacqui is working on an exciting project that she has been commissioned to do and we hope for very positive news before too long.
We are approaching the first anniversary of our OSCR (Scottish Charity) Status Award. We are currently the only breed rescue registered charity in England and Wales rehoming West Highland White Terriers.
Our hope for 2016 is that people will think more carefully before choosing their family pet. Our experience over the Christmas season has shown that we still have a long way to go, despite the negative publicity surrounding puppy farming. In an ideal world we wouldn’t need to exist, but the reality is very different.
We hope too for an even greater understanding of dog behaviour and a dog’s needs which in turn would reflect in the number of dogs coming to us.
Here’s wishing you a happy, healthy, peaceful new year from all at Westie ReHoming.