Source:  Warrington Guardian (Extract)
Posted:  June 5, 2021

A local dog rescue has been registered as a UK charity after caring for unwanted and abandoned dogs since 2008.

Phoenix dog rescue is a small and independent rescue in Warrington with six volunteers who dedicate their spare time to providing safe and loving homes for the dogs in their care.

The dog rescue offers space for UK dogs surrendered to them as well as dogs rescued from Romania that can be rehabilitated.

Christine Roberts, a trustee from Widnes, said: ‘‘We have all visited Romania and seen first-hand the awful situations a lot of the dogs have to endure.

‘‘To us, a dog’s life saved is a life saved – no matter where they come from!’’

All dogs which come into the rescue’s care are routinely vet checked, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed, flea treated, and neutered.

The dogs are kept in comfortable, safe kennels in Warrington or in foster homes until their new home is found.

Beverley Gregson, kennel manager and trustee, said: ‘‘We will always help where we can, and do not judge if a dog is surrendered to us.

‘‘Demand to help the Romanian dogs remains high due to their vast number of cruelty cases.

‘‘We prefer to have our dogs in foster homes but do have comfortable private kennels if needed.’’

Like any charity, donations and public support are extremely important to the dog rescue.

Help can be given by fundraising, volunteering, sponsoring a dog, fostering or corporate sponsorship.

Jessica Mulligan, a volunteer from Warrington, said: ‘‘We are strictly non-profit and money raised goes towards vets fees, food, kennel costs and anything additional such as a behaviourist if required.

‘‘We always put the needs of a dog first, and that means fundraising to ensure they get the very best of care.’’

The volunteers at Phoenix Dog Rescue are extremely proud to be recognised as a registered UK charity after all their work since 2008.

Megan Evans, a volunteer from Warrington, said: ‘‘It means the world for us to say that Phoenix Dog Rescue is finally being recognised as a UK charity.

‘‘After so much hard work from our volunteers, we feel exceptionally proud to have finally achieved this for our small yet determined charity and for all of our dogs.

‘‘It opens up other opportunities for us to grow and to continue the work that we do.’’

The dog rescue are hosting ‘the dog show’ at Penketh carnival on 10th July.

Visits to the rescue are by appointment only.

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