The world is going through a tough time at the moment and we all have to do our bit to stay safe and keep others safe by our own actions.
The recent Lockdown by the Government has restricted movement to a minimum for only essential business or work travel. This means that until further notice Sun Valley will be closed to all visitors bar those already in place for helping care for the hounds.
Sadly, no further adoptions will be taking place, No home checks will be able to be carried out until further notice.
The dogs are, as always my main concern. We are incredibly lucky that we have so much land for the dogs to get out and about and enjoy throughout the day.
I am also closing the doors to any new applications for volunteers as I have to seriously take the wellbeing of the people that help take care for the dogs we have onsite.
I am currently making changes to the rota and spreading out the times that people are in attendance here to avoid too many people in one area at any one time. -Social distancing.
This is a very serious situation that we are all in.
I ask you PLEASE, PLEASE, do not just pop by as you will not be allowed in, and I really do not want to offend anyone by turning you away.
If you do have an enquiry or concern about your dog or an issue you would like to discuss then I am always happy to help you out over the phone. It goes without saying that any of the dogs that have been rehomed still have the 100% rescue back up as always that has not and will never change.
Everyone has been amazing and we have had so much extra support in the past few days.
Lots of people are asking me how they can help from home, and this is where social media is a god send. Times are going to incredibly tough for us over the next few months/years. Fundraising has come to a complete halt due to the cancellation of ALL our events and Street collections.
Donations from dog adoptions are now no existent due to no further dogs leaving the site, yet our coats still remain in place despite cut backs are already in place. The Veterinary costs, Food bills, utility bills, insurances etc.. are all what we can't avoid.
When you run a rescue you can not simply shutdown, lives depend on us.
Lots of ideas are coming through for helping to raise funds, and if you can think of any, or better still create an event to help generate money it will help us massively.
I really hope that you all stay safe out there, look after yourself, if we all pull together and look out for each other we will hopefully all come out the other side wiser and bit more aware of the amount of fabulous people around us.... I know I certainly will.