We’re delighted to announce that our Charity of the Year is Cardiff Dogs Home – also affectionately known as The Rescue Hotel!
We were inspired to support this fantastic cause when we witnessed first hand the amazing work that the volunteers at the shelter do on a daily basis – in early 2020 (and just a week or two before Lockdown #1 started) we adopted Max, our gorgeous rescue German Shepherd puppy, and he has been a constant source of fun and companionship throughout the pandemic (he even has his own job title – the “Morale Officer”!) The care that the team take to find the right “forever home” for each one of the 1000 beautiful dogs that arrive at their doors every year is testament to their commitment and we’re proud to support the work they do.
The Dogs Home, which has received at least one RSPCA PawPrints Award every year since 2008 in recognition of its standards, is supported by ‘The Rescue Hotel’, a charity which was set up in April 2019 by a small group of volunteer dog walkers to raise funds to provide food, toys, veterinary care, training classes and qualified behaviourists for dogs awaiting rehoming.
And now The Rescue Hotel has a rather famous face to further their cause – rugby legend & former Wales and Lions captain Sam Warburton has recently been appointed as their first Ambassador, and is aiming to raise £500,000 to completely refurbish the kennels to create a more homely environment, as well as enhancing the experience for visitors, volunteers and staff by improving facilities and creating a meet & greet room to enable introductions to dogs available for re-homing.
Speaking about his role as an ambassador, Sam said “I have a genuine love and passion for dogs and to be able to help make a difference to a dog’s life is a huge privilege. This is something I’ve wanted to support for a long time.”
We’re sure Sam’s passion and enthusiasm for dogs, along with his huge public profile, will be a wonderful asset for the charity. For our part, as well as raising funds for the charity via our own in house team efforts, we also act as accountants and tax advisors to The Rescue Hotel on a pro bono basis.
To find out more about Sam’s campaign, click here – and to keep tabs on what the Evans Entwistle team are up to this year to support our nominated charity, follow us on social media.