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BIG DOGS NEED A BIG HEART / DONATE 4 DANES TODAY
£312 raised
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Ended Feb 9, 2016
We need your support please, your help equals smiles
Because as little as £5 will add to the miles.
The Great Danes we rescue need transporting with care
And we need a new 'Dane Bus' to help get them there.

You don't need to be small to need help....

We are avid supporters of TJ Danes Rescue and we'd like to tell you a little about it and why we are making this appeal.

We all know that Great Danes are big dogs.... but did you know that they can have some special requirements? Some are born deaf or blind, or even both, due to bad back street breeding practices.

Impaired or not, Danes do better with owners who understand the breed and preferably have some experience with them. They can be challenging to own but the rewards can be as enormous as the dogs themselves!

Sadly, it's around this time of year that we see a rise in the number of abandoned or unwanted dogs. Of course, in an ideal world NO dog would end up in a pound or shelter awaiting a new home (or possibly even euthanasia) but it is particularly unsettling for Great Danes. Despite their large size they do not cope well at all when kennelled even for a short period of time and they find it incredibly stressful.

It is for this reason that TJ Danes Rescue operates differently from other rescue centres including those few that are also Great Dane specific.

This recently registered charity has been operating for a little more than a year and has rescued 35 dogs to date. The dogs are collected from where ever needed by charity founder TJ Smith and usually transported directly to a network of dedicated fosterer’s who are situated across the UK. They receive all the necessary vet checks, character assessments and neutering etc before being matched with their new furever families. There are NO shelters or blocks or kennels. Just safe homely environments.....

TJ Smith carries out most of the home checks himself and it's also TJ who personally transports the dogs to their new homes when the big day arrives.

On top of this, dog loving TJ also helps transport for other rescues whenever and wherever he can.

Because all of this is carried out nationwide you can imagine the amount of mileage involved. In the last 12 months alone he has covered over 62,000 miles.

This has obviously put a great strain on the 2 vehicles (or Dane Buses as we like to call them) that have so far been used. Breakdowns are not uncommon! They were nothing fancy when purchased - just large, high mileage, second hand, road legal and well suited to transport a rather big dog or two safely and in relative comfort.

This is the reason we are driving this appeal. We would like to raise enough to buy a better replacement 'bus' and we need your help in attaining it!

Please show us what Big Hearts you have by sparing what ever you can. As little as £5 would put us on the way to reaching our goal of £5,000 which would be fantastic!!!

Thank you. 

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