Introduction: Re-homing Animal Telephone Service – We have been a registered charity which helps to re-home dogs, cats and small mammals, for over 20 years. The charity is run entirely by volunteers and we are proud to say that R.A.T.S. has grown into one of the area’s leading animal rescue charities. At the end of 2010, we achieved one of our long-standing ambitions to have our own premises in which we could look after our animals until we could find them new, loving homes. This we found just outside of Buntingford, in the village of Hare Street. The property had been used for Boarding Kennels and although in need of repair was ideal for our use; it is run for us by Walter and Mandy, our on-site managers, who run Highfields for us. They are supported by a team of volunteers that walk our dogs, work with them on improving their behaviour, and generally help with the maintenance of the premises and help to keep it in good order, but there is so much more to do. Since taking over the kennels we have started a refurbishment programme, upgrading the kennel blocks with new floors and lighting as well as improving the outside space that the dogs use. We have now homed 116 dogs since 2010, but there are many more that require our help.
All our income comes from our membership, donations, funds raised in our shops and open days. We hold open days and events monthly in the local area. If anyone would like more details of the Reunion or the Dog Show please contact Sue Greaves on 01767-222545 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for new pet, full details of the animals looking for a home can be found on our website as well as a full programme of events for 2012, or come to one of our local Open Days and full information will be available.
Lost & Found Linda: 01234822877, Cat & Kitten Team – Liz: 01767681157,
Dog Team Pauline 01462 834458 Small Mammal Team – Zoe: 01234 342150/Hazel on 01234 357788
Thank you for reading our article and we look forward to welcoming you to one of our events
Sue Greaves (Editor of the RATS Newsletter and Committee Member)