Meet some of the dogs up for adoption at coffee morning
- Credit: Safe Rescue for Dogs
Four-legged friends looking for their forever homes will be the special guests at a coffee morning in the city.
Charity Safe Rescue for Dogs can finally hold their crucial fundraising events which double as an opportunity for people to meet their potential pets.
This is the charity's first event since the pandemic.
Steph Meachen, one of the volunteers for the charity, said: “People who have previously adopted dogs come along, people who are looking to adopt or even just people who enjoy a fun morning out all turn up.”
The event includes coffee and homemade cakes but vegan and veggie options are also on offer.
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The event also includes a raffle and tombola with added stalls full of arts and crafts.
And of course, some of the dogs up for adoption will also be attending the event.
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Most of the charities fundraising plans were put on pause due to the pandemic.
“It’s been really hard for us,” said Steph.
“Dogs have been unable to move because we have struggled for volunteers that can do the home checks.
“Also, people were not allowed to travel for unnecessary journeys, so adoptions from further afield have not been able to take place.”
The charity is slowly returning to normal operating so are now doing home checks across England.
“This means adoptions are starting to take place again which is fabulous," Steph added.
“Being back is not just important for raising funds but also for being able to provide a space for likeminded people to meet, chat and share stories of their dog's past and present is amazing.
“Broken hearts that need new paws to fix them, spreading awareness of what we do, getting more volunteers involved and of course raising the vital funds too are all on the agenda," Steph said.
She went on: “But of course you can come along just to support a local charity by having a go on our tombola."
Dogs are welcome at this event.
It will take place on October 16 from 10am to 2pm at Heathersett Jubilee Youth Club.