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Wimborne dog charity down to the bare bones
A DOG rescue is being forced to leave its Wimborne base because of financial difficulties.
Waggy Tails Rescue, which is currently based in the Ferndown Industrial Estate, will leave the office and warehouse there next month.
Staff are now desperately looking for kind-hearted East Dorset residents with empty storage space to help out.
Chair of the charity Shelagh Meredith said: “Sadly, we have to give up our warehouse and office because we can’t afford rent any more.
“The office is moving but we are definitely going to be short of storage space. If anyone has a garage or anything like that at all, even if it’s only for a short amount of time, we would love to hear from them.”
The headquarters will move to Helen’s House, named for late volunteer Helen Lathwell, in Magna Road.
The charity also owns a mobile home.
Shelagh said: “Unfortunately, many charities are now suffering.
“Donations are down, and it’s tough for lots of people out there, but we’re really hoping that someone out there will be able to help.”
The rescue has around 40 dogs in its care, and is always looking for “forever homes” in East Dorset and West Hampshire for the pups.
Most of the dogs are in foster homes before they are taken on by full-time owners.
“We don’t want to move, but we have no choice,” Shelagh said.
“It’s just one of those things, but it is a real shame.”
The charity is looking to find storage space for items including dog show props, travelling cages and crates and agility equipment.
Staff also welcome donations of metal goods that can be recycled for cash.
For more information, call 01202 875000, or visit waggytails.org.uk