The Mayflower Animal Sanctuary

by | 15 December 2017 | Local Charity, Pets, Retford

Hello from Mayflower Sanctuary in Bawtry, where Christmas is not far away and at this time of year we have a calendar full of fundraising events. We struggle every year for people to help with our fundraising. Unfortunately, lots of our volunteers work during the week therefore if the events are during the week we do have a problem finding people to help.

We have a fundraiser organised for 26th January 2018, so please keep a space in your diary as it will be well worth the wait. This will be a Valentines Ladies Evening Experience.

At the sanctuary, we have a beautiful little Miniature Pincher whose name is Blake. He came from a Municipal Pound and unfortunately has a heart condition. This is treatable with medication; however his life will be cut quite short with this problem. At the moment he loves his walks and he is full of life and for a small dog he has a huge personality. It would be so lovely for him to find a foster home for Christmas and beyond. Mayflower will pay any medical bills, so no one has to be worried about the expense.

We still also have two full of life Staffy puppies and their mum waiting for their forever homes.

Our sanctuary is full of beautiful dogs both cross breeds and pedigrees, so if you looking to give a dog a forever home please come along and have a chat about which dog would suit your lifestyle. All our carers are very knowledgeable about the dogs in their care. Please be aware that over the Christmas period we will not re-home any dog with a family with children. We find that there is too much happening in a family home over this period for any dog or cat to be able to settle in comfortably.

We have a super shop within our reception area where plenty of toys, winter dog coats and any amount of cat paraphernalia can be found for your loving pet for Christmas. Please come along have a coffee and a look around I am sure you will find that special something for your beloved pets. We also have beautiful 2018 calendars with photos of our sanctuary dogs on each month, they all behaved beautifully and made wonderful models. Not forgetting Christmas cards at 10 for just £3.50. All proceeds from the calendar and Christmas cards will go to Mayflower.

A few thank yous now before we reach 2018: big thank you to Aaron from Greener Plumbing Solutions for rectifying our plumbing crisis and to Rob and Steve at Termstall Fencing Co for fixing our gate. To all of our kennel and cattery careers who do a fantastic job come rain or shine, to Cattery Manager Penny, Kennel Manager Jennie, Caroline who manages the office admin, all volunteers, dog walkers and everyone that helps keep our sanctuary running like clockwork. Have an amazing Christmas and a happy, peaceful new year.