2016 Midsummer Draw Winners

Congratulations to the lucky winners

  • Hamper of Dog Treats, Toys and Goodies – ‘Milo’ Ballantine
  • FOND Presentation Box of Wines – Kath Williams
  • Dog Bed – ‘Diesel’ Simpson
  • Dove Spa Gift Set – Evelyn Panton
  • Baylis & Harding Skin Spa – ‘Lola’ Sanderson

The draw raised £266.70 for our funds. Many thanks to all who took part and especially to everyone at Mintlaw Vets for their continuing support.

Doberdayz Summer Show

Dobermann Line-Up

Dobermann line-up at Doberdayz Summer Show

Once again many thanks to Sharon Chamberlin and all her helpers at the Doberdayz Summer Show at Rickmansworth. Now established as a regular event FOND has received a donation of six hundred pounds from monies raised. As you can see there were plenty of Dobes there to enjoy the fun and all are looking forward to next years show.

You can find more pictures from the show HERE

Rosettes and PrizesSharon's CocoOliver with Luke and Sally

You might be surprised how hot it can be in your car.

With the approach of Summer even with moderate temperatures your dog can be at risk of overheating. Recently six dogs had to be rescued from vehicles at the Badminton Horse Trials as temperatures rose.

Last month the RSPCA conducted an experiment leaving a thermometer inside a van. With the ambient temperature at 15ºC within an hour the temperature inside the van had risen to 45ºC

Even if you don’t think its a warm day always remember to leave plenty of ventilation and try to find some shade when you leave your dog in the car and continually check on them

Changes to Tesco and More Than Insurance Policies

Could this be the thin end of the wedge. Tesco and More Than are changing the terms of their insurance policies. Are we seeing the introduction of insurers trying to control veterinary services as they do with the motor trade by insisting on nominating whose services they will reimburse you for.

Read more HERE

How can such cruelty receive such a lenient punishment

You may have read or seen recent reports of the case where two evil brothers were prosecuted for the most horrendous acts of cruelty to a bulldog puppy which later had to be put to sleep as the result of their actions.

They were sentenced at a Magistrates Court to a 21 week suspended prison sentence and a tagged curfew order. We at FOND agree with the huge numbers of those who find this sentence an insult to those who care for animal welfare and urge you to join in the petition initiated by Alex Richardson Lee requesting that this lenient sentence be reviewed.

You can add your signature to the petition HERE

We would also demand that the Magistrate(s) who tried and sentenced this case be required to justify their reasons for not imposing a custodial sentence immediately.

Winter 2016 Draw Prize Winners

  • First prize Fifty Pound M&S voucher – Karen Urquhart
  • Second prize Bottle of Champagne – Rosalind Mascall
  • Third prize Harvey Knox Vintage Dobermann Family Figurines – Gregg Binns

Other Prizes won by
Barbara Boustead, Pauline Miller, Faith Mann, Dianne Hughes, Carol Anne Carson, Jacky Clarke, Andrew Stewart, R. J. Loome, Denise Wrightson, Leslie McMullen, Ian Talbot, Jana Baird, Anna O’Donnell and Margaret Easton.

All winners should receive their prizes within the next ten days

Many thanks to all those who entered and boosted FOND’s funds to help with our rescue and re-homing.