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Jerry Green Dog Rescue Launches East Yorkshire Community Support Scheme
Jerry Green Dog Rescue Launches East Yorkshire Community Support Scheme

Jerry Green Dog Rescue is excited to announce the official launch of its Community Support Scheme in East Yorkshire, a unique initiative aimed at providing essential dog walking services to individuals facing challenges in meeting the exercise needs of their furry companions. This free community support service is designed to prevent the need for dog surrender, particularly among those who may be elderly, coping with mental health issues, dealing with health concerns, undergoing treatment, and more.

The scheme’s success was initially piloted in Gilberdyke, where Boston Terrier Molly and her owner Phil were among the first to benefit, after Phil found himself struggling to provide Molly with the exercise she needed due to his own poor health. Molly’s owner Phil shared, “It’s a nice feeling to see Molly get so excited when she sees the van pull up, and knowing Molly is getting more exercise that I can give her gives me peace of mind. It means that we can stay together, and I don’t have to consider needing to rehome her.”

Building on this positive impact, Jerry Green Dog Rescue is now officially launching the scheme to surrounding areas, beginning with the postcodes HU3, HU16, YO43 and HU15. Volunteers dedicated to those regions are trained and ready to reach out and offer their services to individuals and families in need. Availability will be limited, but the organisation hope to quickly grow the service in additional areas, with the help of new volunteers which the charity are actively seeking in the Hull and East Yorkshire areas.

“Our Community Support Scheme reflects our commitment to keeping dogs and their owners together, even during challenging times. We understand the vital role pets play in our lives, and we want to ensure that no one has to face the heart-wrenching decision of surrendering their beloved companion. If what we can offer in dog walking support even slightly minimises that risk, then we’ve helped, which is all we want to do,” says Lauren Barker, Community Support Manager at Jerry Green Dog Rescue.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue is honoured to support those that need a helping hand, whether it be a temporary situational measure or longer term assistance that’s required. The service is not means tested and by removing this boundary, the charity hope to be able to offer aid to individuals and families who may not ordinarily benefit from relief resources, but who would be unable to afford a private dog walker.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue’s Legacy, Grants and Trusts Officer, Beverley Hasler has secured partial funding for the new Community Support Scheme, with any surplus cost implications currently being met by the charity. The organisation will continue to try and secure further funding for the initiative as it grows.

So, whilst the service is offered free of charge, Jerry Green Dog Rescue welcomes donations from those who wish to support the organisation’s work both inside and outside its rescue centres. Every contribution helps sustain the vital mission of supporting both dogs, and dog owners in need.

FR Scott Ltd, Hull’s largest independent stockists of fixings, fasteners and ironmongery have kindly donated a generous £100 to the scheme at time of launch. Tony Rands, Head of Sales and Marketing at FR Scott Ltd says, “We’re passionate about giving back to our community, and support lots of local charities and initiatives in order to offer assistance where we can. Jerry Green Dog Rescue’s Community Support Scheme is a shining example of a charitable objective which supports local communities in Hull and East Yorkshire, and as a business full of animal lovers, we’re proud to help them to meet this goal.”

For more information about the Community Support Scheme, including how to sign up as a volunteer or how to request support, please visit Dog Walking Community Support | Jerry Green Dog Rescue (jerrygreendogs.org.uk).


About Jerry Green Dog Rescue

Jerry Green Dog Rescue is a non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing and rehoming dogs in need and supporting dog owners where they can. Dogs are at the heart of what they do, with a commitment to providing love, care, and a second chance at happiness, Jerry Green Dog Rescue has been making a difference to the lives of dogs and their adoptive families since 1961.


ARTICLE AUTHOR

Zoe Gummoe
Marketing Manager
Jerry Green Dog Rescue
www.jerrygreendogs.org.uk

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