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Help save our kennels and 50 of our dogs!

We have launched an urgent appeal for help to save our dogs and secure our future after receiving notice to leave our kennels by under four weeks’ time.

We are facing closure unless we raise tens of thousands of pounds to set up new premises.

Run entirely by volunteers, we have 50 dogs in our care and we also take in cats and wildlife from Merseyside and beyond.

We’d urge anyone able to foster or adopt a dog to get in touch.

Our founder and vet Sharon Williams said: “We have kindly been allowed to use the land for free, but now it is being sold and we need to relocate. The use of it has meant we have saved many animals’ lives, but now we are faced with leaving.”

The landlord has offered us another area of land to rent, but there’s no fencing or buildings on it. Our volunteers are now frantically striving to raise funds to erect temporary kennels to keep the dogs safe and sheltered.

In the face of a shocking rise in animal abandonment, next we plan to build a permanent purpose-built facility to quadruple the rescue spaces we currently offers. This will cost around £1 million.

CWAR officially was started last year by Dr Sharon Williams, who for years has been taking animals home that were brought in unnecessarily for euthanisation. Friends began to help and a rescue was born.

Sharon and her 30-strong team have all saved around 1,000 animals.

She is calling on the community to help the rescue during this crisis. “We are facing a real threat to our dogs and our future and we can’t save them by ourselves.
People who can adopt or foster – please come forward because you will literally be saving a dog’s life.

“I know times are tough for many, but I’d ask everyone reading this now to please donate whatever you can.

“And even if you can’t afford to donate, please share our appeal and help us spread the word.”

Sharon is keen to hear from generous business owners who could help with fencing and outbuildings for the dogs.

CWAR also hopes that individuals, firms and community groups will organise their own fundraising to help us reach our target.

There are around 20,000 dogs put to sleep each year in the UK, according to animal rights organisation PETA.

“Thousands of animals are falling through the cracks and being euthanised due to a lack of kennel capacity or available homes,” she said. We’re forced to turn away about 60 animals that we’ve been asked to help each and every week.”

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