Miss Mollies Rescue was set up by Jeanne Thompson approx 15 years ago, working solely alone she took in unwanted and abandoned dogs both from the local area and also from abroad (Spain and Romania) funding transport and veterinary care herself. Often taking in the dogs that truly no one else would take on, be it due to a disability or other medical problems.
They were then rehabilitated and rehomed although some have stayed as long term residents.
In October 2013 whilst out walking their own dog a member of the public got chatting to Jeanne about the dogs and thus the Facebook group for Miss Mollies Rescue was founded.
The group has gone from strength to strength in this time, with Debbie Greig and Donna Greig coming along and playing a very active role in fundraising, collecting dogs and providing vital time and funds for homechecks and other admin roles, dealing with adoption forms, pre adoption checks, setting up foster carers and generally just spreading the word. Along with attending regular events to fundraise in every way possible.
We would like to apologise to all those people who have offered to volunteer at our rescue centre, cleaning out the kennels doing cuddles walking etc. Sadly we do not have a centre of our own relying on commercial kennels and foster carers for our dogs who are up for adoption. But help is always welcome in our charity shop.
We have been trying and still are to find our own property, land,farm etc however living in this area although there are plenty of properties coming on the market the prices are just to high for us as it is for many small rescues. There are grants available to help purchase but again sadly you need the property first,which is a bit like a chicken and egg situation. Many people are getting in touch to also view the dogs at our centre and when i explain that this is not possable as we do not have one we then do not hear from them again. We pay for the use of the kennels and both are quite happy for people to visit them there by APPOINTMENT!!! they are working kennels. The kennels we use are greatly discounted for us but they still cost us £35 per week per dog. If anyone would like to sponsor a kennel for a week this would help us greatly.Our paypal details are firstname.lastname@example.org,uk or bank details Cooperative bank sort code 089299 Acct no;65721395 charity number 1159985 marked for sponsor a kennel. I am sorry that potential adopters are put off by not being able to see the dogs without an appointment but at the moment there is nothing else we can do. If there is anyone out there who can put us in touch with any association that can help with raising the neccesary funds to purchase or know of anyone who would be prepared to rent us a property it will be greatly appreciated. Thankyou.