Dog Rescue Newcastle is a group of concerned volunteers dedicated to the rescue of abandoned, neglected or abused companion animals. We rescue dogs and cats from death row at local pounds and put them into loving foster homes until we can find permanent homes for them.
We are self-funded and rely solely upon animal loving people like you to help where they can. Please read more about how you can volunteer, become a foster carer or help in many other ways.
Hoard of Hounds - A true DRN rescue story
Once upon a time, in a land not as far away as we would like (the Central Coast, NSW), there was an Evil Old Man who lived on a great vast estate. Not many of the townsfolk knew, but on his estate the Evil Old Man kept hounds. Lots of hounds. From two week old puppies to arthritic, tumour-ridden, blind old hounds. Twenty hounds in all. If travellers accidentally crossed the Evil Old Man’s land, he told them that these hounds were his family. That he loved his hounds. That he lived for his hounds.
Sadly though, this was not the case. How could it be? These hounds the Evil Old Man kept were in terrible condition; they were starving, covered in fleas, infested with hook worm, undesexed, not micro-chipped, rotten teeth, blind, deaf, covered in mange, mammary lumps and croaky barks that the Kindly Animal Doctor later commented that the barks can only be caused from years of neglect. These hounds had never had vet care. Sometimes these hounds lived in cages. Sometimes these hounds did get fresh water, but mostly it was dirty old tank water. Sometimes these hounds got food, but only the youngest and fittest got to eat, leaving the older hounds to starve.
The years of neglect were starting to take their toll on the hounds and the Evil Old Man was getting tired of their crying and fighting and dying.
Our vet bills are thousands of dollars each month so we always need funds to meet this expense. Any contribution you can make, large or small, will be very much appreciated.
(1) Use PayPal to donate securely online using your credit card or bank account. You don't need to have a PayPal account. Just click on the Donate button below:
(2) Make a deposit to our Newcastle Permanent bank account at any branch or use internet banking to to do an online funds transfer to: BSB: 650 000 Account: 986245302
(3) Mail a cheque written to "Dog Rescue Newcastle" to P. O. Box 7061, Redhead NSW 2290.
(4) Make a regular, monthly donation. Instructions on our Help Us page.
There are also many ways you can help which don't involve money. Please read our Help Us page for suggestions.
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