Busy time for Three Counties Dog Rescue in Bourne as Covid-19 rules continue to be eased
As things start to revert to normal we have started to get some welcome income from the North Road shop and some rehomings, writes Gyll Mauchline, founder of Three Counties Dog Rescue in Bourne. We have obviously suffered a major shortfall in income resulting from the Covid restrictions but one of the welcome financial boosts through the period has been the ad hoc street sales of Lora Louise of Happy Tails. The money she and her friend raised has been enough to meet the cost of six months dog food. A terrific effort.
We are also realising how important it is for us to recruit more volunteers for the shop and to help at the kennels. A couple have started helping at the kennels and are getting on well. The weather has not been too encouraging but it looks like warming up soon. The Government has introduced what is called the “Kickstart Scheme” to help younger people back to work. It pays for 25 hours work for 6 months. This is a scheme that would certainly be an attractive option for us and we have made the necessary application. Unfortunately it has proven so popular that the DWP are snowed under and consideration of applications is delayed for several weeks so it will not help in the short term.
Now the Government has published its list of Countries that can be visited without restrictions and people finally get the chance to holiday abroad in addition to this Country we are looking forward to getting enquiries to board dogs and cats. Some bookings have already been taken.
On a more sombre note we are now equipped to handle cremations when people’s beloved pets pass on. We realise how important it is to provide a sensitive service at these times and are working to create an appropriate environment.
For more information about any of the matters raised in this article, give us a call on 01778 424953 or 077085 89792.