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Dorset animal charity keeps lifeline open

Waggy Tails Rescue, the Dorset animal charity is still taking and caring for emergency cases at Helen’s House Sanctuary.

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As you can imagine, life at the sanctuary on Magna Road, Wimborne has changed considerably over the last month, but it is continuing with a skeleton staff and fewer dogs. Some four-legged friends have been placed into foster homes so there is space at Helen’s House for emergencies.

The dogs are enjoying their new home life and are still up for adoption. Waggy Tails, however, is currently not able to process any applications but still welcomes enquiries through its website.

“We have had to say goodbye to our wonderful team of volunteers for the time being to maintain social distancing, but will welcome them back when we are able,” said the charity’s spokesperson. “All our events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future and both our shops are closed so we have lost our income stream.


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“A plea for foster homes generated lots of enquiries and we now have a list of willing homes available to take a dog should the need arise.  We have no idea how long this will go on for and what the demand for help will be, but we wanted to be prepared.”

People have been generously donating food and treats for the dogs and Waggy Tails has started to pass some of the food onto two local food banks so that it can be delivered directly to vulnerable people.

If anyone is struggling to look after their pet and needs advice please phone the Waggy Tails office on 01202 875000, it will be answered between 10am – 1pm. Outside these hours please leave a clear message with your name and number and a brief message or email

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