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A "vital" Guildford dog rescue centre needs a new home

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A "vital" Guildford dog rescue centre needs a new home

Published at 6:02am 8th February 2018.

An urgent appeal has been launched by a Guildford dog rescue centre, needing to find a new home. 

Chimney Farm, based in Normandy, has been looking after dogs at the site for a few years but the land is now being sold. 

Sadly, the charity can't afford to buy it and so they need to find somewhere else to go by April 1st. 

The centre say their vital work is now left "hanging in the balance" and are appealing for help from the community. 

They urgently need to relocate their kennel operations: 

"If you know of anyone who has stables to rent or buy in the Surrey and Hampshire region, please send us a private message with as much information as possible", they said in a direct Facebook appeal. 

Funds need to be raised first, but volunteers say their priority is to find a "safe and suitable" place to relocate their dogs. 

Chimney Farm

'The animals we help have been thrown away, beaten and neglected'

"If we can't do this, we may not be able to accept any new dogs until a place is found", the appeal stats. 

The charity have described the potential situation as "awfully sad for the dogs waiting with their bags packed for the UK to find loving homes."

Kennel Manager Rob Knowles said it's not just the dogs that will be impacted by the closure either: "It would significantly reduce the overall operation. We have a very loyal, dedicated volunteer base as well.

"There are people who have come to us from all walks of life, with a story about why they volunteer for us.

"We have work experience students from Merrist Woods, the University of Surrey, Nescot College."


The plea goes out to anyone who may have stabled in the area. Rob added: "We're looking for anywhere between one and four acres perhaps. What we like to do, is socialise our dogs.

"So we need a certain amount of space that's enclosed and safe for them to socialise.

"We're very big on mixing all the dogs from different backgrounds. It teaches them so much about being social."

"We don't need the 27 acres that we have now necessarily, but we do need certain things.

"One of which would be; a quiet location and the other being an existing location that we can use for our other building."




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