Summer may be over but we are still basking in the afterglow of our annual Fete and Fun Dog Show. My human friend, Sandra, called it the happiest day of the year as the garden filled with friends, both old and new. Several animals were reserved and have now started a new life in their ‘forever’ homes. The Ace Agility and Fun Dog Show was enjoyed by animals and humans alike and some of our previously rescued dogs joined the SESAW class. Chloe the Cocker Spaniel was justifiably proud of herself when she took first place. I’m glad I didn’t have to choose, Mum said they all looked like winners to her. Tails wagged, visitors chatted, the band, ‘Jazz Galore’, entertained and just over £2500 was raised on the day. You know what I’m going to say next! Thank you to everyone for making Sunday 27th July such a success.
Our next event at the Sanctuary is a Garage Sale, 10-1pm Saturday and Sunday 6th and 7th September – call in early to grab a bargain. Barbara is holding another sale at the Parish Rooms, Stratford St. Mary on 11th October from 10am. Please note the sale that was planned for 20th September at Leavenheath Village Hall Sale has been postponed.
If you want to make some extra money for yourself/Christmas, book a table at our Grand Table Top Sale in the Old School, Long Melford on Sunday 12th October. Word has spread and spaces are going fast – phone Herbie on 01206 263269, email firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a booking form at SESAW to reserve your place
Before I close I must tell you we are very much in need of new volunteers to help look after us. Our happy team is dwindling as personal circumstances change and sometimes Mum really struggles to keep up with the animal care – including the cats! Please leave a message on 01787 210888 if you can spare two or three hours one morning a week to help with feeding, cleaning or walking my friends and me, Kenny (the Boss) Chihuahua, Suffolk & Essex Small Animal Welfare, Stoke Road, Leavenheath, CO6 4PP.