When Natasa found the shelter, the view was spectacular but the same could not be said of the building...it was in a pretty sorry state.
Sun New Hope Shelter
Our shelter is not far from Natasa's home. Prior to acquiring this she could only rescue a few dogs at a time which she had to keep at home. It soon became apparent that the only way to enable her to rescue more poor doggies and keep them from harm was to find a suitable building in which to house them.
She had always wanted to save more poor doggies but had been constrained by space. So, when Natasa said she had found somewhere nearby, which was perfect for her to expand her rescuing, Izzy Chill and her husband agreed to pay the rent, which they continue to do.
The building was in a very sorry state, but we could see the potential. Lots of work would be needed but we all agreed that with all the extra space, we could save so many more furry friends. With that in mind we set to work. Lots of hard work, blockwork, steelwork and industrial cleaning later, it now provides the perfect shelter for our growing number of rescue doggies.
The building now has sound solid walls and roof and there is plenty of space to house many more dogs. It is divided into separate cubicles (Kennels) to house different groups of doggies, and there is a run where they all get exercise and play whilst Natasa is cleaning.
There is neither water or electricity at the shelter however they are not absolutely necessary. The dogs are kept safe from the streets and the cutting cold winter weather.
We carried out a fundraiser to purchase "doggy houses" for inside the shelter in autumn 2020 and with the addition of some structural modifications and gravel for the floor, it provides a warm safe environment for the dogs.
We have water delivered periodically and it is stored in a bulk tank we bought and placed next to the shelter. This enables Natasa to disinfect and clean. Drinking water she brings from home every day.
All this is only possible due to the kindness of our wonderful supporters.
If anyone would like to consider helping with a donation or a small regular contribution towards the rent and upkeep of the shelter, and become one of the SUN NEW HOPE FAMILY of course we would be really grateful. Only the Shelter allows us to continue rescuing more poor dumped and abused doggies, and bring HOPE to them finding a forever loving home, here in the UK. Please email Izzy for more information.
Just 3 of our lovely doggies in our shelter with their new "Doggy House"
Sun New Hope Shelter
Some of our younger residents in the shelter up to their usual mischief 🐶💖💖😁😁
The shelter when we got it