Everyone at A.R.C., and all the animals, would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your support throughout 2013 - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.
DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF DOGS WE HAVE AT THE MOMENT, & THOSE THAT ARE WAITING TO COME IN, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY MORE DOGS UNTIL THE NEW YEAR.
PLEASE GO TO OUR REHOMING PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE
ANIMALS LISTED BELOW
MAJOR - X-breed boy
CASSIE - 9month old Patterdale-X terrier girl - home checking
TROY - 7 month old Staffie boy - home checking
MISSY - 8yr old Jack Russell girl
KAI 8yr old Jack Russell boy
LOTTIE - 7yr old Jack Russell girl
LULU - 4yr old Staffie-X girl
BLACKIE - 6yr old Collie-X boy
DEEFER - 7 month old Collie-X boy - home checking
MISTY & POPPY - senior Cavalier King Charles Spaniel girls -reserved
KYAH - Dogue-de-Bordeaux girl - reserved
SAMMY - collie-x puppy boy - reserved
MAX approx 7yr old Labrador-X boy - reserved
DUE IN: 4yr old Jug boy (Pug-x-J/R). He will not be posted until he has been assessed.
13.2hh gelding - approx 7yr old, grey, part-bred Welsh Mountain pony, halter broken, un-backed, lives out - looking for a permanent foster home with a companion. Would make a fabulous family riding-pony and/or show pony. Comes from show stock. Home check required.
Misty & Poppy came to us only 3 weeks ago through no fault of their own and went straight into a foster home. We always have our dogs vet-checked, but even before we could make an appointment, their fosterer expressed concerns about Misty’s bad breath and a suspicious lump on Poppy’s rear end. Vet appointment pushed forward and then the disturbing news –
Poppy has a grade 3 or 4 heart murmur and a suspected vaginal-wall tumour.
Misty has a grade 5 heart murmur and most of her teeth are rotten & need to come out as soon as possible, before her mouth becomes severely infected ( & to allow her to eat more comfortably!).
There are going to be more preliminary tests to determine the condition of both their hearts, and discussions with the vet regarding the best way forward, but all this is going to come at a hefty cost to the charity – (blood tests, x-rays, medication, consultations) estimated at between £200 and £300, and that is before surgery (if advisable) is carried out!
We know how difficult it is nowadays to find that spare cash – but if you can find it in your hearts to help with these two girls so that they can look forward to a reasonably healthy life in their senior years - then we, Misty & Poppy would be forever grateful. You can donate using our Paypal button on our web site – or by sending a cheque (marked Cavaliers) to: Kelsion Kennels, Pant-y-Defaid, Penparc, Cardigan, SA43 1QR.
Bless you & thank you from Misty & Poppy.
EXCITING NEWS FROM A.R.C.
The official video for 'Cariad at Christmas Time' is now LIVE!
Click on the link below to watch the video on YouTube or alternatively visit 'The Videos' page on the C.A.R.I.A.D. website link below.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the making of this video. We hope it will change the lives of dogs and puppies across the whole of the UK.
Voices for the Voiceless.
Help by becoming a member of A.R.C. - Membership is £15 per person per year (£10 senior citizens & concessions) with a twice-yearly news letter.
If you are on a means-tested benefit, you can get your dog neutered for £30 through the Dogs' Trust neutering scheme, & micro-chipped for free, at vets that are participating in this scheme. Proof of benefit will be required. Call 07932 115750 for more information or visit the Dogs' Trust website
Offer only open to residents in Wales, aged 18 or over, in receipt of a means-tested benefit and with participating vets
If never spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate, and their puppies could produce over 66,000 dogs in 6 years!
COULD YOU OFFER A HOME TO A RESCUE DOG WHILE WE FIND ITS' FOREVER HOME ?
We are looking for dog-friendly people to join our band of dedicated fosterers to foster our rescue dogs, so that they can learn to live in a home environment instead of kennels. We will always be available for any back up should it be required, and will carry out a home check prior to you fostering the dog.
A sad fact of life is that dogs do go missing from time to time. By having an ID tag on your dog's collar stating your name, address and telephone number, you can save your dog the unnecessary stress of a pound visit. It will also keep you on the right side of the law, as even if your dog is microchipped, your dog is required to wear an ID tag when in a public place. Failure to do so can result in up to a £5,000 fine! Stray dogs can only be picked up by dog wardens, NOT the police or rescues so the first person to contact if you've lost your dog (or if you find a stray dog) is your local dog warden.
Although it is not yet a legal requirement (except as required by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991), it is always a good idea to have your dog micro-chipped with its own unique identification number. This way you can be traced quickly and your dog returned safe and sound.
Under Section 2 of the Control of Dogs Order 2002, every dog on a highway or in a public place must wear a collar with the name and address of the owner inscribed on it or on a plate or badge attached to it. Failure to do so is an offence against the Animal Health Act 1981 for which an owner can be prosecuted and fined.
Any dog without a collar on a highway or in a public place may be treated as a stray dog and seized by the Local Authority.
If your dog strays, you should contact your local dog warden (through the Environmental Health Department of your Local Authority) immediately and stay in regular contact. If your dog is found by the Local Authority, you must pay the Local Authority's reasonable expenses before it will be returned to you.
If after seven days, the owner of the stray dog does not come forward, the Local Authority may transfer the dog to someone else, transfer it to an establishment for stray dogs ( or in some areas, have it destroyed ).
If you are the finder of a stray dog you must either return it to its owner immediately or take it to your Local Authority. If you want to keep the stray dog, you must provide your name and address to the Local Authority and keep the dog for a period of not less than one month.
NB. Under Section 27(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is a criminal offence to have a dog on a designated road without the dog being on a lead.