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.

FOND at Discover Dogs Excel Centre East London

Two of FOND’s rescues, Ollie and Fleur will be appearing at ‘Discover Dogs’ on the Kennel Club Rescue stand on Saturday 17th October. Their picture is one of the enteries that has been selected for the Kennel Club’s 2016 Rescue Calendar and they will be attending with their adopter Sue Hird and Pam Hall to promote the sale of the calendar and generally make people more aware of the work rescue organisations do.

With competitions, events and trade stands Discover Dogs should have something to interest all dog lovers.You can find details HERE

Louis and Olga’s visit to Lonmay

Olga's Visit

We are always happy to see our re-homed dogs and last week we received a visit from Louis and Olga who also brought along owners John and Karyn Birtwistle to do the driving. This was Olga’s second visit and she has come on leaps and bounds in the meet and greet department being confident and happy to meet us.

They all enjoyed an excursion to the dunes with FOND residents Priscilla and Belle though Louis was not going to share his frisbee with anyone.

We were delighted to learn that Louis blog now has more than three thousand followers worldwide. Maybe he will give his visit a mention.

A Family Outing
Must Have My Frisbee