Pets Corner is dedicated to helping local charities. Our store at West Hove supports Sussex Pet Rescue. We spoke to Chris Thornton-Clough at the charity to find out more about what they do to help sick and abandoned animals in the Sussex area.
What is Sussex Pet Rescue?
We are a small registered charity working in Sussex. Our aim is to relieve the suffering of sick and abandoned animals, mainly dogs, and to re-home companion animals.
What work does Sussex Pet Rescue do?
Our work mainly involves caring for and re-homing dogs and, although we cannot provide directly for cats, we work closely with several local cat charities too. We also endeavour to help small older ponies etc., through an association with ‘Happy Retirements’ and also help with ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs and other small companion animals by offering advice and giving out the relevant telephone numbers and our subsidised neutering scheme which is for owners in receipt of funding support from the Government.
How are volunteers involved with the charity?
Our volunteers get involved in a number of ways. Since our policy is to avoid placing dogs in kennels, we rely on our dog foster homes to care for our dogs until permanent homes are found. We also rely greatly on ‘home checkers’ to visit new owners in their homes prior to adopting a dog, as well as volunteers to assess the dog’s needs and transport the dogs between homes. Without them we simply couldn’t operate.
How long has Sussex Pet Rescue been working together with Pets Corner Hove West?
We have been supported by Pets Corner West Hove store for just over a year now - and it has proven to be really successful.
How does Pets Corner support Sussex Pet Rescue?
Pets Corner West Hove store and customers donate dog products such as harnesses and leads and help feed our animals with leftover food.
Where does the charity's funding come from?
We are totally reliant on donations and the fundraising efforts of our supporters to continue our work. Our veterinary costs alone are in excess of £23,000 per annum.
How does the charity use this funding?
In addition to helping to cover our veterinary costs we feed all the animals in our care – without donations we simple couldn’t operate.
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