HELP with the cost of veterinary treatment in Sussex

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At Sussex Pet Rescue, we appreciate that some owners of companion animals find it hard to cope with the increasing cost of Veterinary treatment.
Although it is a very good idea to take out Insurance for your companion animal, not all medical conditions are covered, especially if the condition is pre-existing. If you are finding it difficult to cover the cost of Veterinary treatment and would like to speak to us about receiving financial help towards the costs then please call Jan on 01403 864742 or Marcia on 01273 551815. We do appreciate that every case and every circumstance is different and for that reason we assess everyone on an individual basis.

Upper Dicker Dog Show 6th May 2018

This is always a great day out!  Proceeds to Sussex Pet Rescue.  Sunday May 6th at Upper Dicker Village Hall Field.  Entries from 11 am. Obedience starts 11.30 pm, novelty classes start 12.30 pm and pedigree classes start 1 pm.  Tombola, trade stands, BBQ, refreshments.
All enquiries to Diane Jones 01435 830265
Full details click here


Mylo lost

Mylo went missing on 18th January in Sidcup.  His owner is desperate, as you can imagine.  Please keep an eye out for this little one, even out of area.  He is on DogLost, please click the following link for his details:

Dog disease Alabama Rot discovered in Sussex!

Please note: the dog disease ‘Alabama Rot’ has been recently reported in the area (please see below).
As you may know, the cause of the disease is still unknown and it’s caught predominantly during the winter months. This is a very serious issue as the fatality rate upon contracting it is around 80% for dogs. The positive is that it is still very rare but with cases in 2017 over doubling compared to the previous year, dog owners need to be made aware of the precautions, signs and available treatments.
Vet Ashley Gray from Vetsure has recently put together a complete 2018 guide with the latest statistics, aimed at informing the public of the disease. The guide is below (along with a section on Lyme Disease, too) should you wish to view it.

Thank you, John Lewis customers!

Great news! We were selected to be one of the charities supported by John Lewis in the latest “Community Matters” 3 month scheme. Customers use tokens to choose which of the charities they prefer, and we’re thrilled to report that Sussex Pet Rescue has been given a cheque for £1,103. A heartfelt thank you to all the customers who chose us. This is Jan receiving a lovely big cheque!


Thank you for our AchyPaws massage training

“Dr Les” and Chris delivered a fascinating workshop for Sussex Pet Rescue on Sunday. Dog rescuers, fosterers, board members and our founder, Marcia Harris attended with dogs of all ages and breeds.  The training was very much “hands on” and Les had put together a special home massage routine for Sussex Pet Rescue comprising 13 massage techniques.  The workshop finished with some Canine Pilates stretching the dogs out before their trips home.
AchyPaws is based in Saltdean near Brighton.  This is how they describe their work:
Dr Les Ellam and I use specialised knowledge and training from both canine and human massage skills and experience to detect and target troublesome areas in your dog. This will benefit both function and range of movement of their limbs while easing any associated pain. Regular massage for your dog offers a drug free form of pain relief that can help to prevent recurrence of the conditions that caused the pain, keep your pet in top condition, help to maintain their health and comfort and improve their quality of life.”
For more information about AchyPaws see their website or Facebook Page
Some pictures from the day:


Does Your Dog Have Behavioural Issues?

Mark Bridger is a professional dog behaviourist and trainer who can help!  Click here for more information on his website.
Please mention that you read about his services on Sussex Pet Rescue’s website.

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Fosterers are prepared to look after a dog in their own home for as long as it takes us to find permanent and loving homes. This could be a matter of days, weeks or even a few months but it gives us a chance to assess the needs of the particular dog e.g. can he/she live with another dog, older children, cats, etc. It also provides us with an opportunity to check the health of the dog and to vaccinate, micro-chip and neuter.
These wonderful ‘foster homes’ give the dog love, time and exercise etc freely. However, Sussex Pet Rescue always pays for expenses such as petrol and all food and veterinary bills.
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We can only rescue as many dogs as we have foster homes for.  Could you find it in your heart to provide this essential service?  Please click here to go to the Adopting page for more information.

Microchipping – contact us for help

Microchipping is now compulsory for all dogs with a potential fine for non compliance. Sussex Pet Rescue may be able to help you get your dog microchipped very cost effectively.
For full information please call Jan on 01403 864742 between 9-5pm.