Tuesday, October 31, 2017
You may have read in the Kidderminster Shuttle recently about a fundraising campaign to help 3 dogs at Forest Dog Rescue who are waiting for life changing surgery; Ari, a 5-year-old crossbreed who needs at least one, possibly two, cruciate ligaments operated on to enable him to walk comfortably, Patch, a 3-year-old crossbreed with a permanently dislocated knee cap and a bowed femur which is likely the result of a previous fracture. He needs surgery to repair the damage to his knee and leg so he can get his mobility back and live the rest of his life pain free, and Pete, a 3-year-old lurcher who needs to be referred to a specialist for an MRI scan to ascertain the route of his lameness.
Local recruitment firm, Consilium Recruit, has joined the campaign with a number of fundraising activities of their own. Staff have been taking part in a weekly bake off competition and entry fees are being donated to Forest Dog Rescue. So far their culinary delights have included a Gin & Tonic Cheesecake as well as an enormous Oreo cake and they have raised £310 towards their target of £700 (that’s a lot of cake!).
They have also opened their doors to receive public donations of blankets, dog food, dog beds, and dog toys so if you have you have anything you want to donate just pop into their offices in Anglo House (off Gilgal in Stourport) – the staff will be thrilled to see you!
The charitable team are also planning to hold a Christmas Jumper Day in December to raise more money for Forest Dog Rescue.
“As a local company, and band of animal lovers, we were really touched by the story we read about these 3 poor dogs that needed surgery so we decided to do something to help. Forest Dog Rescue do such a great job and really care about the dogs they take in and that culture is something that resonated with the way we care about our own staff and clients. We have set ourselves a target of £700 which we hope to exceed but I think after weeks of eating yummy cakes we may need to take up dog walking to burn off all the calories!”, says Sally Skidmore, Consilium Recruit.
“We are so grateful to the Kidderminster Shuttle for helping to raise awareness of our campaign and of course to the team at Consilium Recruit, without whom we would not be able to raise the funds we need to help Ari, Patch and Pete. We are 100% reliant on donations and we really do appreciate any support we receive from local people. These dogs deserve a second chance and we will do whatever it takes to give them that chance”, said Alison Jones, FDR Trustee.
If anyone would like to make a donation to support Consilium’s campaign for Forest Dog Rescue, you can do so on their fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/consiliumlovesdogs or just drop in to their offices.