Good News For The Dogs at DBARC
Back in May, in Susie-Belle’s memory I launched a fundraiser to help the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre with a major project which has been in the planning for a few years. To rebuild a special unit at the Centre, where traumatised dogs with particular needs will have the space, quiet and special area to adjust to their new reality. In the main, puppy farm dogs but not exclusively. You can read more about the background to the appeal here.
The excellent news I can now share is that it is all but complete and the first dogs will be using it this week. It’s a fantastic space and will make a real difference to the dogs. They are often terrified of everything and this quiet part of the centre will have various things which will help them to settle and get used to having humans around. The aim is to keep the space as homely as is practical in a rescue centre, so for example, as well as the sofas, there’s a TV to familiarise the dogs with the usual noises of a modern home.
I thank everybody who generously donated to the fund in Susie-Belle’s memory. She loved her time at DBARC and in the old unit. She’d have loved this incredibly special new version. I know how much help this will give the dogs who arrive needing all the time and patience possible to adjust to their alien new world.
The unit has been funded through a legacy given to DBARC. The £3745.75 the Susie-Belle Fund donors have added will mean that some of the legacy can be spent on other needs the centre has. Everybody’s support for the work of DBARC is highly valued by me, and everyone at the Centre. Thank you.