Pawsome delivery for dog rescue charity

Van-tastic! Pictured, from left, Amanda Raworth (business manager), Jenny Harris (fundraising co-ordinator), Jo Hickson (centre manager at South Lincolnshire), Jeni Wiles (deputy centre manager at South Lincolnshire). Sally, a German shepherd cross, is looking for a home.
Van-tastic! Pictured, from left, Amanda Raworth (business manager), Jenny Harris (fundraising co-ordinator), Jo Hickson (centre manager at South Lincolnshire), Jeni Wiles (deputy centre manager at South Lincolnshire). Sally, a German shepherd cross, is looking for a home.

A rescue centre for four-legged friends is celebrating the surprise arrival of a new van.

Pooches and staff from Jerry Green Dog Rescue in Algarkirk will be travelling in style thanks to the donation from loyal supporters.

The van, which features photos of two of Jerry Green Dog Rescue’s success stories, was donated by the PawPrint Charitable Trust to celebrate a 20-year association between the two charities.

Jo Hickson, manager at Jerry Green Dog Rescue’s South Lincolnshire Centre, said: “This donation came right out of the blue. It was a wonderful surprise. PawPrint also offered to pay for signwriting the van and asked me to choose two dogs to feature on the sides of the vehicle.

“Poppy is a beautiful black lurcher who had a tough start in life but now has a fantastic home at the seaside. And terrier Ginny originally came to us as a stray but is now flourishing with her loving new adopter. Both dogs are real characters and like to be centre of attention, so they were a natural choice.”

The van will be used for bringing dogs into the rescue care, vet and home visits, picking up gifts of food and bedding, as well as for fundraising events and activities.

Jerry Green Dog Rescue chief executive Jacqui Bell said the van will make a ‘huge difference’ to the team in Algarkirk.

She added: “PawPrint has been one of our most loyal supporters since 1997 and we are delighted it chose to mark our 20-year association in this generous way.”

The charity receives no Government or National Lottery funding and is therefore dependent on the generosity of the public and corporate donors/sponsors.