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Reporting Cruelty to Dogs in Your Area

Over the last few months the charity volunteers have been receiving an increase in calls and social media messages reporting cruelty to dogs in their area.  We will always help in any way we can to support you but please contact your Animal Welfare office in the first instance.

The below link is to the animal welfare office in your council area, which you can also report to your local dog warden, and to your local PSNI on the non-emergency number 101.

https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/animal-welfare-local-councils

If you wish to inform us of the incident or ask for support, or just as an update to a potential cruelty case, please email us on info@causewaycoastdogrescue.org, or telephone anytime as a member of the team will help in any way possible.

Together we can work to reduce the cruelty to dogs in N.Ireland, and the more everyone takes action to report the cruelty, the more we can do to remove the pain and suffering.  @CCDogRescue  #dogrescue #removeanimalcruelty #charity

NEAL is going to Jump for @CCDogRescue !

NEAL is going to Jump for @CCDogRescue ! Neal is a vet working for the Roe Valley Veterinary Clinic in Limavady. He has volunteered to take a leap of faith, and jump out of aircraft at the Wild Geese Skydiving centre this month, with the hope of raising funds for the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. A date will be published soon and we all aim to cheer him on with the jump on the day.  He has already finished his training and just needs to ‘save the date’ for the jump.  If you wish to sponsor Neal, click on the link below as we will be published the date next week, on when he will be doing the jump! Good Luck Neal and thank you everyone for your support!

Neal seen here with Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby, and Harry at the Wild Geese Skydiving Club as Neal completed his training.

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BOBBY IS A SPECIAL DOG, WHICH NEEDS A SPECIAL HOME

SPECIAL BOBBY NEEDS TO FIND HIS FOREVERHOME

Bobby is a beautiful eight-month-old special black Labrador, which is searching for his forever home with the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. Bobby is special because a number of weeks ago he was involved in a sever accident and ended up having to have his front left leg amputated. With going through such a traumatic experience, you would think this young pup would be lying low and feeling sorry for himself, but not a chance! He is a bouncy mischievous puppy just like all the rest at this age! However, because of his special circumstances and needing to be supported to know what he can and shouldn’t be doing during his recovery period, he desperately needs a home that will be patient, caring and yet fun loving enough to give him plenty of exercise, but importantly make him part of the family.

Following Christmas, the charity has been inundated with calls to take in unwanted dogs. There are just too many to take in, resulting in working with other charities around the country to seek support in rehoming them. Chairman Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby said, “every January it is always the same – out with the old and in with the new – which is horrendous to even consider, particularly for our volunteers. Thankfully we also have lots of people looking to take in a dog and give them that forever home they seek, but the work load in working our way through the calls is exhausting and extremely time consuming. Bobby is very special which is why we are putting a call out to see if we get interest from a home that wouldn’t be aware of our charity. We still have other dogs searching for their home which I am sure will happen, but Bobby just needs that little bit extra TLC.”

Each time a dog is rehomed with the charity, a house check needs to take place and the family’s current circumstances needs to be discussed, which will be no different for Bobby’s potential new home. This gorgeous black Labrador deserves a fabulous lifelong ‘#fureverhome! So, if you think that is you, please ring the charity to discuss further, or email them with an over view of your current circumstances. www.causewaycoastdogrescue.orginfo@causewaycoastdogrescue.org 07595602702

Relax and Enjoy. Students from Ulster University Coleraine invite CCDR back for a 2nd year.

 

 

Causeway Coast Dog Rescue partners with students to host a Stress Free Puppy Petting Day

Studies show that interactions with dogs can decrease stress in humans. Causeway Coast Dog Rescuehas been invited for a second year, to the Ulster University offices in Coleraine to support students with a ‘Stress Free Puppy Petting’ day. What will be different about this year, is that teachers have also been invited! The students felt that the teachers would welcome such an opportunity as the students continued to rave about the event for days after last year’s visit showing photographs and explaining how they felt when they were offered the opportunity to sit with rescue dogs.

The charity brings along a number of Rescue Dogs, which have been checked and hand chosen for their temperament, to support the students while also getting to enjoy the day out with all the attention it brings. So many of the students miss their homes with their dogs left with their families in foreign countries. While many others have never been near a dog, and found the whole experience very exciting and fulfilling.

Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity, located on the north coast said, “we aim to work with a number of different groups and agencies to raise the awareness of what we do, but importantly we discuss the welfare of animals. Many of the dogs we receive are from people who just don’t know how to look after them and how to make them part of their family. So many think that keeping a dog chained up outside in all weathers is normal and OK and we believe this is not acceptable. We are here to help the students, including the teachers, to realise the importance of having a dog. Relieving stress and improving ones’ way of life can only be a good thing no matter who you are.

We strongly emphasise that every dog deserves a second chance and that we all must play a part in informing the correct authorities when we believe a dog is being neglected or mistreated in any way.

Our charity’s volunteers are very much looking forward to seeing the new students in Coleraine’s Ulster University on Wednesday and then to Magee to meet the students there the following Wednesday afternoon”.  @CCDogRescue

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Louise delivers Christmas early to the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue

Louise Jonty, seen here with Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity, Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby, delivered Christmas early to the charity with donations from friends, family and colleagues. The car was bursting at the seems! with dog food, dog blankets, dog toys and much much more for the charity.  Louise is an avid animal lover and heard about the work the charity did on the north coast and all over N.Ireland.  Because of this, Louise put out a call to her friends and so many of them send her items to deliver to the charity.

Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby said, “This is amazing and Louise is an angel to say the least. The extent of items that Louise has brought the charity is fantastic, and extremely appreciated.  On behalf of all of the Trustees and volunteers, it is a heartfelt thanks that all of her friends and family have helped her with donations. To travel from one end of the country to the other to deliver all the items she is fantastic. The list of items are endless and I know so many dogs which will appreciate them over the coming days weeks and months. Thank you again to everyone involved and who donated. We will definitely keep in touch and

Maggie presented Louise with flowers and a thank you card from the charity, as a small token of appreciation.

To keep up with the developments of the charity, follow us on @Causewaycoastdogrescue @CCDogrescue for more information.

 

 

 

CCDR DOG CHARITY HOLDS CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE TO RAISE AWARENESS

Chairman of the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue, Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby, seen here introducing the amazing singers and dancers who appeared to entertain the shoppers in Coleraine as they raised awareness of the many dogs searching for their #furever homes during this time of year.

Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity held their Christmas carol evening at the Diamond Centre in Coleraine. Raising awareness of so many unwanted dogs at this time of year which need ‘furever’ homes, the charity has been inundated with calls to take in unwanted dogs. The callers are being redirected to the CCDR as all other rescue centres are telling them they are full as the charity believes that ‘every dog deserves a second chance’.

The charity located on the north coast, received support from Millburn Primary School Choir, singer Sara Crockett and Innova Irish Dance company, who all came to sing and dance in front of shoppers outside their charity shop in the Diamond Centre Coleraine.

The Christmas songs and the bright red costumes of the Irish dancers made it an evening to remember for all those attending.

Chairman of the CCDR Maggie Dimsdale-Bobby stated, “I very much wish to thank everyone who came to support us with this year’s Christmas Carol Service. To all the teachers and mums supporting the school choir, to Sara and Hannah who are absolutely amazing singers and of course the infamous Innova who danced to every beat that was played. It was a fantastic evening.

“At this time of year is extremely difficult for dog rescue charities, but not much different from the other 11 months! Calls are never ending with requests to take in unwanted dogs. At the CCDR we also receive many calls looking for advice about witnessing cruelty and what can be done about it. It is heart-breaking and I appeal to everyone, please do not purchase a puppy but come to any rescue centre and rehome a dog. Every dog deserves a second chance and we always aim to find each dog the best home to match both the dog and the potential owner. Dogs can range from a few months old right up to ten years old and each one desperately seeks a new owner and family to be with. We have been working hard to build relationships with various agencies and groups to provide a holistic approach to dog welfare and rehoming. In over twenty years of working with dogs the issues do not seem to be going away or becoming any less of a demand for rehoming centres.”

The charity thanks everyone for their support and to please keep in touch through their social media sites and website to keep updated with information, news and dogs searching for their forever homes.  Have a great Christmas from everyone at the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue. @CCDogRescue.

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Sarah Crockett and her backing singer Hannah who sang at the Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Christmas Carol evening in the Diamond Centre Coleraine on 7th December. As avid dog lovers, they both wanted to show their support helping the charity raise awareness of the number of dogs searching for new homes.

The amazing Millburn Primary School Choir came along to open the evening with the most beautiful of Christmas songs. Children had their Christmas tinsel and loved every minute of performing in front of the shoppers at the Diamond Centre. Huge thank you to the children, their parents and of course, Teachers of Millburn Primary School Coleraine.

 

 

CCDR SINGS CAROLS AT STORMONT

 

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue charity is pleased to announce that they will be hosting an evening of entertainment in Parliament Buildings Stormont on Thursday 7th December. The charity event will be a Christmas Carol Service with the school choir from Milburn Primary School Coleraine, as well as well-known local singer Sara Crockett, who recently sang at the SSE arena. Sara has launched her songs on her own social media channels and has also sang in Nashville which was an amazing location and opportunity for a local singer to appear.

Margaret Dimsdale-Bobby, Chairman of the charity said, “we had been considering hosting events to raise awareness of the charity and the work the volunteers provide in rescuing and rehoming dogs all over the country. Although located on the north coast we support families and individuals in every area. We were very kindly supported by our local MLAs to enable this all-inclusive community event to take place in this beautiful building.

“We are currently working on assessing the current position of homeless dogs all over Northern Ireland as we are finding that the demand for support from the charity has not decreased in recent years. If anything, it has increased.

“The evening will be in the most remarkable setting, and if anyone hasn’t yet seen the inside of the building, now is the time to do it as we will be located in the main entrance by the great staircase. It will be an amazing platform for the choir next to their renowned Christmas Tree.  Mulled wine and mince pies all round for everyone, with tea and coffee for those driving!

“I look forward to seeing so many of those I have rehomed dogs with over the years, and it will be a great opportunity to catch up with some old friends and hopefully some new ones.”

All tickets can be purchased on line, go to https://ccdr.quicktickets.ie/  and please being on the evening for entrance. The charity can be contacted by phone and payment taken by cash in the Charity Shop in the Diamond Centre Coleraine. Keep in touch www.causewaycoastdogrescue.org and Merry Christmas, please look after your dog during the winter weather. Every dog deserves a second chance.  @CCDogRescue

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The Port Hotel Portrush Hosts Table Quiz

~The Port Hotel Portrush will be hosting a Table Quiz on Friday 13th October to support the CCDR. The event is open to everyone and at £3 per person and promises to be a great night out.  With a free supper and entertainment after the Table Quiz, the evening will be great fun while raising funds for your local charity.  The quiz starts at 8.30pm sharp so get there early to get your name down and your thinking caps ready!  There will also be a raffle with some great prizes on offer.  For more information contact 028 7082535… EVERYONE WELCOME, come along and have a fun night, on Friday 13th October in Portrush!  @causewaycoastdogrescue @CCDogRescue