BARRY Hyde, a member of the Promoting Rossendale Partnership Board, looks at Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue... ROSSENDALE Responsible Animal Rescue was started by Michaela Howard-Holt, and is a group of animal lovers and volunteers who live in and around the Rossendale Valley.
They offer a number of services including foster care short and long term, final years homes, home checking, potential foster carer checks, lost pet searches, animal rescue, ●● Barry Hyde pet temperament assessment, socialisation and basic training, fund raising, support work, drivers, information and advice, pet micro chip scanning.
All of our services are free, although we do charge an adoption fee for our animals.
Funding for this totally volunteer led group is vital, and they raise funds through auctions, sponsorship and donation.
All money raised goes towards any medical treatment needed by the animals and is also now enabling the organisation to extend their services.
The group now offer several branches of operation including Rossendale Responsible Pet, for advice, help, hints and tips on pet ownership.
Rossendale Missing Pets provides notifications of lost or found pets pictures and locations, also advice to help you find your lost pet.
The Rossendale Pet Register has pictures and a description of your pet/s so that if they go missing or are found the service can help reunite pet and owner as quickly as possible.
Rossendale Responsible Rescue advertises pets which are available or are becoming available for their forever homes (see Mary above).
The Responsible Scanner Fund holds auctions and events to raise vital funds.
Originally started to raise money for a microchip scanner, which has enabled us to purchase six scanners, train two volunteers to chip animals, and helps to pay for neutering, medical treatment and vaccines, and now pound rescue.
If you would like to get involved with the organisation, use their services or donate, visit their website at www. rossendaleresponsible rescue.co.uk. ●● D’arty is one of the many kittens treated at Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue