A Christmas & New Year message from the Chairman
21st December, 2020.
In a year in which the Coronavirus has affected us all, I would like to start by thanking our supporters and membership, in particular our Volunteers and Trustees who all donate a considerable amount of their time, and gain nothing financially – their reward being the knowledge that they are helping these wonderful dogs in need through some of their darkest times.
The Executive Committee of the rescue would like to express their appreciation to our departing Treasurer, Patricia Fidler, who has volunteered for the rescue as a foster carer and home checker for over 20 years but for the past 4 years has been a trustee and instrumental in conserving the Rescue’s finances. The Treasurer position is a behind-the-scenes one, but crucial in enabling the Rescue to continue to do its work, and we felt that Pat’s important work should be recognised. She will be very hard to replace, but we still look forward to seeing her at Rescue events, when they commence again.
Thank you Pat for your dedication and hard work over the last four years. The committee and the dogs are extremely grateful to you and we wish you a happy retirement.
I would like to thank everyone for their continued support in what has been an extremely difficult year for everyone and would like to wish you all a Happy healthy Christmas, stay safe and hope for a brighter future in 2021
Will Morgan – Chair of Southern Shih Tzu Rescue.
Southern Shih Tzu Rescue is a UK registered charity 1049494, dealing with the rescue and rehoming of Shih Tzu dogs throughout England and Wales. We provide care and protection for Shih Tzu who are in need because of sickness, maltreatment and poor circumstances and the prevention of cruelty and suffering.
Your donations help us to provide necessary veterinary treatment for the dogs in our care.
All of our dogs are health checked, vaccinated, Microchipped and neutered prior to adoption but many may also need other procedures such as dental treatment, umbilical hernia repair, mammary tumour removal and occasionally specialist treatment such as orthopaedic or ophthalmic surgery. In 2017 our vet bills were £54,224.00 and £34,158.00 in 2018, so in just 2 years that’s in excess of £88,000.00.
We are run entirely by volunteers and rely on your donations and fundraising to enable us to provide for the dogs in our care.
Southern Shih Tzu Rescue needs your continued support to be able to continue helping Shih Tzu’s in need.
There are various ways you can support us