A dog rehoming centre is ‘overwhelmed’ by the amount of support it has received following a tragic fire in which three dogs died.
Staff at Three Counties Dog Rescue have been inundated with generous donations of support from the community following a fire at the Dawsmere Kennel and Cattery in Spalding Road, Bourne, where the centre is based on January 19.
Max Mauchline, who runs Three Counties with his wife Gyll, said: “It’s a heart warming feeling, it’s very encouraging to see so many people willing to help us in our time of need.”
The fire which broke out in the reception area of the kennels, tragically killed three dogs that were being kept in the reception area overnight. The office which was used to store food and bedding was also completely destroyed.
After the launch of their appeal for donations of food and bedding, Three Counties have received hundreds of donations from local businesses and members of the community, including the recent donation of a new mobile office.
The mobile office which measures 40ft by 12ft has been delivered to the site this week, with Stamford Storage in Essendine funding the transportation of the cabin.
Max said: “The mobile office will be a useful base for us and will help to replace the original facilities which have been burnt out.”
The new mobile office will be split into three separate rooms, including a reception area, office and storage facility.
Max added: “We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that’s helped us.”
From all of the recent hardship, comes a ray of light with the centre celebrating a milestone of 6,000 dogs having been re-homed.
Oscar, a German Shepherd, from Three Counties was the 6,000th animal to leave the centre for its new home in Boston this week.
Max said: “It’s business as usual. We still need donations, but we also need to do our job and that’s rescuing dogs and cats. We want to encourage everyone to help re-home the 60 dogs and cats we have here at the kennels - this is the reason why we’re here.”
To find out more or to help visit www.threecountiesdogrescue.org.