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PostSubject: Volunteering *updated*   Mon 24 Mar 2014, 7:15 pm

On Wednesday I am going to be volunteering for the day at my local animal shelter which is full of Staffies!

At work we get two days paid to volunteer for any charity we want.

I can't wait but at the same time I might find it upsetting seeing all the staffies. I will probably want to bring one home too!


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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Mon 24 Mar 2014, 7:20 pm

That's a really good idea, I may suggest that to my company.

Is it a small or large rescue? You will have a nice day I'm sure, I try to look at the positive about what you are doing for the dogs on that day. Even though I only used to spend 2to 3 hours on a Saturday I hoped I made a difference to those dogs by taking them for a good run

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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Mon 24 Mar 2014, 7:21 pm

Nice one , i keep thinming about doin this for our rspca but doin in long term as not only would i like to help , but it would nalso look good in helping me back to work and 20 years of bringing kids up
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Mon 24 Mar 2014, 7:26 pm

Enjoy! I can imagine that it'll be hard & Expect you'll be thinking about the dogs lots. Like Jo said just think of the good you'll be doing
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Mon 24 Mar 2014, 7:30 pm

I think it's classed as quite a big rescue, they usually have about 50 dogs, some cats and small animals.

I put my name forward to do it last year but it never happened so this year I have taken it upon myself to arrange a team of us to go and I'm really glad I've managed to arrange it.

I'll be cleaning kennels , dog walking and cat cuddling. Can't wait!
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Mon 24 Mar 2014, 8:45 pm

What a great idea Sel, hope you all enjoy yourselves.
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 8:17 pm

Well today was amazing but hard work
I was in my element surrounded by staffies!

We cleaned the kennels first which was very smelly, the staff gave us the lovely job of scooping poop!

We cleaned the rabbit hutches then it was time to walk the staffies! (And other breeds)

I was given a very strong boxer, who nearly pulled me over and I had him on two leads!

Then I asked for another dog to walk whilst the others in my team went to see the cats. I was given buzz a lovely male staffy. He was classed as "difficult" but I couldn't see why at all?! He loved the boomer ball and was full of energy. He was great.

It was hard work today as I'm used to sitting at a desk all day lol. But I loved it and I'm going to see if I can carry on volunteering at the weekends. I tried before but they didn't need anyone they said.

It was nice to see they are looked after well and on the wall chart I looked at, they had all had at least one walk today which is good taking into account how many dogs there were.

I'm feeling really good that I have helped today. I'm also proud that I didn't get too attached or upset.

I'm going to try and get some photos sent to press and hopefully feature in the local paper!
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 8:31 pm

awwwwwww well done Sel, glad you enjoyed it , dunno if i would like the poop scooping tho
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 8:45 pm

Thank you.
My friend was nearly sick and had to get out the kennel lol
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 9:06 pm

Sounds like a good day. I bet Enzo sniffed you like mad when you got home lol
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 9:16 pm

Yeah he did but I had to strip quite quickly in case I pass anything on to him from the other dogs, everything got chucked in the wash!
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Wed 26 Mar 2014, 9:27 pm

Sounds like you had a very rewarding day Sel, well done and glad you enjoyed it xx

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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Thu 27 Mar 2014, 10:21 am

Oh well done Sel, especially for doing the poop scooping, that can't be easy. I bet Buzz is just a normal staffie - full of himself!
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Thu 27 Mar 2014, 8:52 pm

Thank you!

I didn't realise but Buzz had been reserved! :)
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Thu 27 Mar 2014, 9:06 pm

Great news

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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Fri 28 Mar 2014, 10:12 am

Awwwwwwwwww well done honey - I couldn't do this type of work as if I found out why the poochies were in there or had been mistreat would want to go on a mission to find the owner lol xx

I am sure you're making a huge difference and well done x
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Fri 28 Mar 2014, 2:51 pm

Good news about Buzz, hope it works out for him.
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Fri 28 Mar 2014, 7:59 pm

Yeah there was one dog that had been returned because it was scared of the dark!
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Sun 30 Mar 2014, 8:36 pm

Aww what a nice thing to do both from you and your work!
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PostSubject: Re: Volunteering *updated*   Sun 30 Mar 2014, 9:14 pm

StaffySel wrote:
Yeah there was one dog that had been returned because it was scared of the dark!

 cry2  poor dog, hope it finds a more suitable home where people are committed to helping it

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