How You Can Help
There are lots of different ways you can help our rescue dogs
DO SOMETHING WONDERFUL TODAY; Sponsor a Kennel
BABBINGTON DOG RESCUE has been running since 1995 and has grown to be the only full service independent dog rescue in the UK. Now finding homes for over 1% of the UK abandoned dogs. Over 1000 dogs passed through the centre in 2016.
We are a not for profit Community Interest Company, this is because we have to trade to create money to run the rescue. Local donations last year totalled 8% of our needs the remaining £220,000 we had to create ourselves, on top of this we also have to find any monies for capital projects.
The main ways we trade for running costs is to take in stray and abandoned dogs from our five local councils, re-homing fees, on site shop and over a thousand pounds per week subsidy from our on site boarding kennels.
We completed a major capital project to replace our main rescue block at a subsidised cost of £97k. The job was completed in April 2013. Due to our bankers failing to help with the full 30% of the funding as previously agreed we found ourselves £30k short, the Directors and the Kennels came up with the remainder of the money, through earnings and redirecting pension monies.
We continue every year to upgrade and renew accommodation. We continue to upgrade and increase outside facilities for the dogs.
We rarely ask for financial help, YOU can help our capital needs by sponsoring one of the 38 kennels for £250 (just £5 per week) for the year from April to March each year. You will have a brass plaque on the kennel with the inscription of your choice.
At an average stay of 28 days your kennel will be directly responsibly for 13 dogs getting new homes each year.
We invite members of the public to come in between 10.30am to 3.30pm 7 days a week to walk our rescue dogs. This does not need to be pre-booked.
The first time you come in you will be taken through health and safety and asked to fill in some forms and shown how to sign in. You do need to be over 18 years of age.
For those of you who want to help out in the Kennels, you must be over 18 years of age and you will need to book this with us. Kennel assistance is only available Monday to Friday in term time. Please remember that this job is hard work, dirty and you may find that some of the dogs worry you in the beginning.
You can also help the rescue by any one off donation or by a small monthly standing order. If you would like to fix a standing order, get in touch with your bank and quote Babbington Rescue CIC Acc. No. 10160304 Sort 16-14-16 .
All monies donated are used to help the Rescue Run, no monies are used for admin we do all that ourselves, no one takes any wages from Babbington Rescue. All staff looking after the dogs are paid by Babbington Boarding Kennels or Volunteering.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED OR SUPPORTED US. THE DEDICATED STAFF AND THE DOGS WISH EVERYONE WELL
TO SPONSOR A KENNEL IS £250 PER YEAR (£5 PER WEEK) OR £21 PER MONTH BY STANDING ORDER
ANYONE SPONSORING A KENNEL RECEIVES A Babbington Loyalty Card, Which gives 10% off our already low prices in our on site pet store.
We are a registered Community Interest Company and welcome all donations to assist our dog rescue efforts.
You can either make a donation using our Standing Order form or you can make donations via PayPal. You don't need a PayPal account to do this. You can also donate in person or by telephone.
Support our Shop and Cafe
In 2012 we built a dog shop and cafe to help raise funds to keep the rescue open. The shop sells a variety of dog beds, toys, treats, and food. We may many top brand foods such as JWB, Burns, Pedigree, Beta and Skinners all at low prices. When you shop with us you know that your money is going towards a good cause.
We also have an area with bric-a-brac and a tombola running at all times; we are always looking for donations towards these.
Within the shop is a small area where we have cold/hot drinks, sandwiches, crisps, chocolate and ice creams on sale.
We also have a small child's outside playframe for children up to 10 years old and an outside eating area.