With just three days to go until Eve and I go to Cyprus to visit the shelter, we are continuing to arrange the transport for our 45 dogs that have now found homes. It has been a month since the municipality announced that they are reclaiming the land. They thankfully gave us an extra two weeks to vacate – which ran out yesterday and now all the dogs are safe either in the homes of local volunteers, with their new owners or in local kennels that has kindly housed a few dogs until their flights are confirmed. We will send you an update next week when we are there and have news of the next steps for a new shelter.
Back here in the UK, I have received a response from the Charity Commission regarding our application which I sent back in March. Certainly takes a while to go through the processes and bureaucracy… well they have asked for a further 35 questions to be answered, which I am ploughing through… until we respond to this and get our charity status we are unable to use our bank account… which means this is a critical part of the process of us becoming an official charity.
On the operational front, our rehoming is now a slick streamlined process – with Eve now at the helm and the lovely Katrin in the wings ready to take learn the ropes and help us. I am also very grateful to beautiful Sophie who is so kindly running our Twitter account (FOLLOW US… WAH_Foundation_)… And last but not least, Nikki, Oscar and I met the fabulous James Tregaskes – event creator extraordinaire! Who will help us organise our grand launch event later this year. Thank you all for becoming part of the Wild at Heart Foundation family x x x
WE NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS…
If you can help or have skills in the following areas please get in touch:
- Fostering dogs
- Managing a database
- Writing press releases and researching relevant stories
- If you own a print company
- If you are a dog trainer or behaviourist
- If you can help with organising insurance for the charity
Please do email me if you can help us x x x much love to you all Nadine