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Monday, 15 May 2017

It's a Date!

Mike&Scrabble, our favourite graphic duo from Brighton, are well known to Hubble & Hattie readers. Packed with wisdom and advice to help any dog train their new human, Mike&Scrabble's books are both entertaining and enlightening. And they have lots of pictures. Just what I like.

Us humans can be forgetful, so what better way to remember those important dates than with a calendar. It may be a tad early to talk about 2018, but we do like to be prepared! And, this isn't just any old calendar: this is a Mike&Scrabble 2018 calendar! 

You can make a note of all your important appointments and dates, AND have access to Mike&Scrabble's worldly wisdom EVERY DAY! Never again forget that important walk … or teatime … or walk … or walk …

The Mike&Scrabble calendar is now in stock, waiting to be hung on your wall. It shows all the major holidays and high days of 2018, and each month dispenses advice for the human-owning dog, illustrated with Mike's colourful and stylish images.

With a convenient month-per-view layout, and square format that opens to 10.5cm x 21cm, it's the perfect size for kitchen, workshop, desk, or kennel.

Trot over to the website to pick up your copy.


The Mike&Scrabble 2018 Calendar
£9.95 • HH5067 • Staple-bound wall hanging • 10.5x10.5cm • 24 pages • 7 days a week • 365 days a year • ISBN 978-1-787110-67-0 • UPC 6-36847-01067-6

Friday, 12 May 2017

Oven-dried treats for dogs (and humans)

In today's post, we're sharing some recipes, from Robin Youl and the K9 Kookbook, for oven-dried jerky that you can create simply at home.

Homemade treats are great: not only do dogs love them, but you'll know precisely where the ingredients come from, and what goes into them. You can tailor you treats to your dog's taste, or dietary requirements … and you can even eat them yourself! All the treats shown here are human-friendly and fine to eat. They have no added salt or sugar either – so are super healthy.


Jerky: Oven-dried Dog Rewards

Exactly what are the nutritional requirements for dogs? Puppies, especially, need every mouthful to be nutritionally beneficial. Small breeds can be a problem, because their tiny tummies fill quickly! Try some healthy home oven-dried alternatives.

Before we get to the specifics, here are a few tips to help tailor your jerky to your dog's needs …

  • Partially freeze meat before slicing and removing fat or sinew: this makes it easier.
  • Leave meat on its packaging tray, or separate portions into individual plastic bags. 
  • Lightly dust chicken livers with cornflour before freezing to make them easier to separate. 
  • Put small quantities in a plastic bag, with ½ cup of cornflour, and shake until all are coated (add more cornflour if needed). 
  • Freeze on the original tray or in portioned bags. 
  • Slicing meat with the grain will make it dry chewier. Slicing against the grain makes it softer.
  • 6.5mm (approx ¼”) is the strip length for the drying time recommended here: if you go bigger, you'll ned to dry for longer.
  • It's easier to cut cooled, larger portions with scissors or a pizza cutter, than with a knife.
  • Dry the meat on a rack in a roasting dish lined with baking paper. 
  • Oven racks can be used, but you'll need to line the base of the oven with aluminium foil – unless you LOVE cleaning your oven!
  • If your oven racks are too wide, put non-galvanized wire mesh on your oven rack. A barbecue grill mesh is designed to be heat-tolerant, but you should check cake cooling trays for heat tolerance, before using.
  • You can also try drying on stainless steel or soaked wooden shaslik or kebab sticks. Cut them so that your product will thread, and adjust cooking times.
  • I dry liver and chicken in the oven on baking paper. Meat and fish is dried on racks in a baking dish, because the oven racks are too big to go in the dishwasher!
  • Space everything evenly, so the meat isn't touching.
  • Jerky should be firm and dry, NOT soft & spongy: remember that you're DRYING the meat, fish, or liver, NOT cooking it.
  • Do NOT refrigerate in plastic bags: it causes sweating. Use plastic containers.
  • Leave the oven door slightly ajar, to enable moisture to escape. You may have to use a well-soaked wooden spoon, or ball of aluminium foil, as a wedge.
  • Oven temperature should be 160ºC / 140º (fan ovens). This may need adjusting – ovens differ!

Method

Lamb or Chicken Liver Jerky
  1. Remove all sinew
  2. Slice into strips
  3. Space on a baking tray lined with baking paper sprayed with non-stick spray. Make sure the strips are not touching
  4. Bake/dry for two hours – turning after one hour
  5. CHECK a sample. Make sure it's DRY before you take it out
  6. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes

Keeps for two weeks in the fridge, or four months in the freezer.


Fish Jerky
Use fish fillets, and ensure the fish is lean, not an oily fish.
[Editor's note: Robyn says, "Our Australian Barramundi has the highest Omega 3 content of any white fish. Basa is cheap. Use only fillets!" European or North American readers may be unable to source these species, but ask your fishmonger for a sustainable fish that could be substituted. You can find out which fish are okay to eat at the Marine Conservation Society's Good Fish Guide website.]


Because of its high water content, fish needs to be cut larger – TWICE as big
  1. Space in baking dish or on your oven tray
  2. Bake/dry for two hours, turning after one hour
  3. CHECK: is it DRY and FIRM?
  4. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes
Keeps two weeks in a fridge or freezer.

Chicken Breast Fillet Jerky
  1. Place sliced fillets in the oven on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray
  2. Bake/dry two hours, turn after one hour
  3. CHECK: is it DRY and FIRM?
  4. Cool on a wire cooling rack
Keeps for three weeks in the fridge, or eight months in the freezer.

Meat Jerky
Use gravy beef, stewing steak, lean pork, or lamb. The leanest and most nutritious is kangaroo. Check supermarket shelves for specials close to their expiry date.
  1. Place jerky strips directly onto a rack in the oven or use a rack in a baking dish
  2. Bake/dry for up to three hours, and turn regularly
  3. Cool on a wire cooling rack
Keeps for three weeks in the fridge, or eight months in the freezer.

Marinades

DO NOT ADD SALT OR SUGAR!

I make small quantities of jerky (about 500g at a time), and I don’t marinade, but if you want to, all jerky is human-friendly: here's some tips …
  • To marinade 1kg of meat, you'll need two cups of fluid
  • Marinades should just cover the meat, fish, or chicken 
Oils
Use flaxseed oil (expensive but highly recommended), coconut cooking oil, or extra virgin olive oil (cheapest). Olive oil does not lose its anti-oxidant qualities when heated.

Berries
Use ½ cup of blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, or cranberries (these may a little tart for some dogs).

Grapes and grape by-products are toxic to dogs – NEVER USE THEM. 

Use a blender to mix your marinade, and sweeten with honey if desired. Slice meat/fish/chicken, and place in a plastic bag, along with your marinade. Seal and refrigerate overnight. Here's some marinade ideas:
  1. Unsweetened pineapple juice, minced ginger to taste
  2. Equal quantities of apple cider vinegar and unsweetened apple juice
  3. Peanut Butter – blend and add oil until liquefied to runny consistency
  4. Applesauce – blend and add oil until liquefied to runny consistency
  5. Add one of the recommended berries to your blender to enhance the marinade

A big 'thank you' to Robyn for these recipes. Give them a go: we think you'll find that your dog loves them even more than shop treats, and they make excellent training aids. And snacks for yourself!

If your interest in homemade doggy treats has been piqued, then why not take things a step further? We have two books that are guaranteed to make your dog's mouth water … and yours, too.

Dinner with Rover – Delicious, nutritious meals for you and your dog to share
Share breakfast, lunch or dinner with your canine friend. This book is packed with scrumptious recipes that you and your dog will love! Tried and tested by Rambo and his doggy chums, and approved by a vet for nutritional value, the recipes in this full-colour book will transform mealtimes!
HH4313 • Paperback • 205 x 205mm • 144 pages • 109 colour pictures • ISBN 978-1-845843-13-7
UPC 6-36847-04313-1 • Published November 2010 • ONLY £5.99! eBook edition available



Dog Cookies – Healthy, allergen-free treat recipes for your dog
Do you enjoy treating your dog every now and then with something delicious? The answer is, of course you do! Whether you want to reward him for an achievement during training or just give him a treat from time to time, these little extras will increase his motivation and strengthen the bond between the two of you.
HH4380 • Paperback • 205 x 205mm • 96 pages • 47 colour pictures • ISBN 978-1-845843-80-9
UPC 6-36847-04380-3 • Published April 2011
ONLY £9.99! eBook edition also available

Just a few of the recipes from Dinner with Rover … now doesn't that look appetising. Vegetarian options, too!



Stop the 77

Did you know that 77% of dog bites come from the family dog, or a friend's dog? 

Many people think that the majority of dog bites come from unfamiliar dogs, or in unusual circumstance, but the truth is that most dog bites occur with a family pet, or the pet of a friend.

If you're a parent of humans, as well as dogs, how can you ensure that your dogs and children will be safe together? That's where stopthe77.com comes in: over to them …


Watch this video to the end.

You'll never see kids and dogs the same way again.




Did you see it coming?



Now that you've seen our video, you know the other side of the story — the side that often goes unseen.

Since 77% of bites come from a dog your kids may know and love — how do you protect them? By teaching them. And by keeping your kids safe, you're keeping dogs safe, too.

We're two dog-trainer moms, with four kids and five dogs between us — and we're here to help! Since we know you hate nagging as much as we do, we've created some hip music videos to do the hard work for you. They’ll teach your kids exactly what they need to know and they're so much fun they won't even know, they’re learning!

Visit our website – here – scroll down. Click. Play. Print. Smile — your kids will be safer now.




So, now you've seen the video, checkout Stop the 77's approach, based on three simple steps:



The website has a print-at-home poster, and videos aimed at children that will help them learn how to respect a dog's space.




Dogs don't speak human, so understanding dog behaviour, including body language and subtle signs of discomfort, are vital. Watch the video … show it to your children … and get more tips on the website. 


Don't keep your new-found knowledge to yourself: speak out and be a hero
Respect dogs … listen to them, help them, and protect them: they don't have a voice, so make your voice heard.
Teach your own children how to respect dogs … just one way YOU can make a real difference.


And speaking of speaking out, if you're a trainer or an educator, why not become a presenter? The website has resources and information to help you spread the word in schools, libraries, shelters … anywhere! 

Finally, of course, what better way to tell your friends, than through Facebook or Twitter? Use #stopthe77.

If you work in a school, and would like a trainer to talk to the kids in your community, email questions@thefamilydog.com with your details. 

Now you have this new-found knowledge, why not take the How safe is your family now? test …


Once you've perused its website, watched the videos, and (of course) taken the test, don't forget to share your experiences with others in the comments on the 77's website … what you've learned, what you've changed in your household … and help to spread the word.

You could also get yourself a copy of Babies, Kids and Dogs, from our online store. With information and guidance on how to develop a safe and harmonious relationship between children and dogs, the book includes step-by-step exercises to prepare dogs to be around babies and children, help manage first interactions, and teaches children how to behave appropriately around dogs, encouraging positive relationships.


Babies, kids and dogs
Creating a safe and harmonious relationship

£13.99 • HH4890 • Paperback • 205 x 205mm • 96 pages • 110 pictures • ISBN 978-1-845848-90-3 • UPC 6-36847-04890-7 • Also available in eBook edition


Click here for more



We also have a fantastic forthcoming book from our very own Literary Lurcher, Worzel Wooface. Worzel says hello! is a warm and humorous children’s book by Worzel's mum, Catherine Pickles, beautifully illustrated with watercolour pictures by Chantal Bourgonje. The rhythmic story-telling, and entertaining but accurate illustrations show children the secret language of dogs. Endorsed by dog trainers, parents and teachers, this book is invaluable reading for all children with dogs, or anyone thinking of introducing a new dog into their family. 

Worzel says hello!
Will you be my friend?
Catherine Pickles. Illustrated by Chantal Bourgonje.

£6.99 • HH5160 • Hardback • 20.5x20.5cm • £6.99 • 32 pages • ISBN 978-1-787111-60-8 • UPC 6-36847-01160-4 • Due August 2017

Click here for more

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

MOB rules!

It’s anything but anarchy with this MOB …


When it comes to animal training, there are many different methods that one can employ. Of course, some have more merit than others, but it's generally accepted that force-free positive reinforcement methods are the best, being both the most effective, and the kindest to the animal.


That's where our MOB comes in. Actually, it’s Liam’s MOB. And isn't an actual mob, of course: MOB is an acronym for 'Men On Board' … and getting more 'men on board' with its way of thinking is the aim. Liam's MOB was founded by Liam Landymore when he was just 15 years old, with the help of Sarah Fisher. At the time, statistics showed that 60% of dog bites happened to men, leading to Liam’s MOB's unique mission: to inspire and encourage male dog owners to be proactive in the use of force-free, positive training, and to educate on dog/child safety.


With the help of Dogs Helping Kids, Liam has been training his own Personal Support Dog, Charlie – that's him in the photo at the top of the post – who is not only the first dog of his kind with the charity, but also helps Liam to overcome PTSD. Liam, it turns out, is a pretty good dog trainer (and not only dogs, actually … chickens … cows … tigers …), and he wanted to share his passion for force-free training, and demonstrate the help, support, and companionship that comes from being with a well-trained, happy dog. In Liam’s own words:
“I am really lucky to have a great team behind me, and we are all committed to showing everyone that building a relationship with your dog through loyalty, friendship, trust, kindness and respect can create a fun, lifelong bond with your dog.”
Here's Liam at WOOF! 2017, talking about Liam's MOB and its aims, in this Dog Log vlog


No man is an island, of course, and Liam has assembled a great MOB team, too, including a few names that H&H readers will no-doubt be familiar with … we've already mentioned Sarah Fisher, but there's also Nando Brown, Anthony Head, and Chirag Patel to name a few!

Take the Liam's MOB Pledge!
Why not show your commitment to force-free training by taking the Liam’s MOB pledge to stand united for force-free training? Find out how you can make the commitment and take the pledge here … and, no, it’s not just for men!

Personally (and as a fellow man) I think Liam is doing an absolutely fantastic job with the MOB, so come on, chaps and chapeses … take the Liam’s MOB pledge!

Liam is currently in the process of updating the MOB's website – head on over to liamsmob.co.uk to find out more … and you can expect to see some very exciting new projects from Liam very soon  …

Follow, support, and keep up with Liam's MOB on Facebook and Twitter …


 







Friday, 31 March 2017

#BringYourDogToWorkDay 2017

Britain’s most memorable day at the office is all set for this year!


Bring Your Dog To Work Day 2017 has been announced for Friday 23rd of June … plenty of time to show the boss!


Last year’s #BringYourDogToWorkDay was a massive success, with businesses across the UK welcoming dogs into the workplace … from vet surgeries and pet product manufacturers, to private jet charters, a regional police force, and … uh … us! And we'll be partaking once again this year, with hounds aplenty to keep us company during the day.

Organised by HOWND®, the cruelty-free pet grooming product company, this year will be the fourth BYDTWD, and it's looking to be bigger and better than ever. BYDTWD is intended to encourage businesses and their employees to bring dogs into the workplace. Why? Well …

As well as raising funds for good causes (last year it was All Dogs Matter), HOWND wanted to raise awareness of the benefits of having dogs within safe working environments. Numerous scientific studies have concluded that having pets around can reduce stress levels in the workplace. Workers who spend the day with their pets report increased job satisfaction, better team co-operation, and higher morale. Now, isn’t that something we’d all like?

Margaret May …
H&H's Dog Resources Administrator!
The great thing about BYDTWD is that ANYONE can join in and share their experience on social media … using #BringYourDogToWorkDay, of course. Now, not all workplaces are fit for dogs, and not all Bosses will say yes to a pooch in the workplace, but you can still get involved, even so. If you’re unable to bring your dog to your workplace, then your business – or any dog-loving employee – can become an official sponsor of the event. Donations can be made online, where businesses can upload a company logo (displayed on a dedicated sponsors page), and individuals can upload a ‘Pooch Selfie’ onto the ‘Dog With A Job Hall of Fame.’ Business sponsorship starts at £50, whilst individual donations – which can be made all year round – are a minimum of just £2!

No dog? No problem, Ziggy. 
What if you haven't got a dog? Well perhaps you can bring another pet into work … take Ziggy here, one of last year's participants … most definitely not a dog!

Head over to the Bring Your Dog To Work Day website to find out more …

https://bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk

… and to find out more about becoming a business or personal sponsor, follow this link …

https://bringyourdogtoworkday.co.uk/sponsors

We'll bring you news and photos from Hubble & Hattie's Bring Your Dog To Work Day in July's Animal Magic.


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Mike&Scrabble's Brighton Book Signing Adventure

Hubble & Hattie’s favourite graphic duo have been book signing. Cue cute pooches … 

Mike Dicks and Scrabble are one busy combo, but that hasn’t stopped them from meeting public and pooches alike whilst book signing at Zorian Artworks gallery, on Brighton beach.


Book signings are great opportunities for authors to meet the public, and a great way to discover first-hand why someone likes a book. Of course, in Mike and Scrabble’s case, it’s not only people who are queueing-up to meet the authors, but also the wise dogs who are training their own humans.

So, with a profusion of pooches expected, provisions were made to ensure that all dogs and their humans would be as comfortable as could be … delicious and refreshing (or so we’re reliably informed) Chicken and Beef flavoured dog beer from Snuffle was on tap, and doggy bags full of goodies, including water bowls and poop bags, courtesy DogBuddy, were handed out. Well-behaved humans were also catered for, of course.

Loki, and owner, Sarah. 
“It’s been glorious today,” says Mike, “meeting dogs from Brighton and meeting people who have followed Scrabble and I on Twitter or Facebook and suddenly figured out we are down here is amazing."

As any fans will know, Mike and Scrabble’s relationship came about during difficult times for Mike, so it’s no surprise that there were plenty of people in attendance who had also been supported through difficult times by their dogs, and found a real connection with Mike&Scrabble.

Mike says, “The stories that people tell are just amazing – it’s been a joy. You sit there on social media or writing in your PJs at your desk, and you do get likes and affirmation from people – but when you meet somebody who's actually touched by your story then it’s a whole different feeling.”

Of course, we all know you want to see the dogs who attended … extra special thanks to Brighton Journal, Alex Finn, and Adam Heppell for letting us use these  …



You can read the full article on the Brighton Journal’s website, here, and its full interview with Mike Dicks, and Scrabble, here.

Expect to see many more exciting projects coming from Mike and Scrabble this year … watch this space!





Click the book covers in the pic above to find out more … and don't forget to keep up-to-date with Mike and Scrabble's latest news and happenings on social media … 

            


Friday, 3 March 2017

A world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free



In today's post, we take a look at Whale & Dolphin Conservation, an organisation undertaking some amazing work, helping some amazing animals.


Minke can sometimes be seen off Dorset's Jurassic Coast.
Being situated along Dorset's Jurassic Coast, many H&H staffers are used to seeing dolphins and porpoises … you may even be lucky enough to see Minke and Long-finned pilot whales, around the Lyme Bay area. In the last few years, some of our local harbours have had 'summer residencies,' with a dolphin or two deciding to stay and enjoy the warm seas and watch our antics.

So, in a change to spotlighting a land-based charity, we thought we'd focus on a charity that deals with marine mammals. Dedicated to the protection of cetaceans throughout the world's oceans, Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has become a true authority on these animals.

The critically endangered Vaquita.
WDC aims to make the world a place where every dolphin, whale, and porpoise is safe and free. Established in 1987, it has grown to become a leading NGO in this field, operating globally from offices in the UK, North America, Latin America, Australia and Germany.

As with all charities, its work is pretty varied, and, aside from the usual campaigns to engage the public and raise awareness, it carries out vital field work and research, as well as education and outreach programmes to ensure that people are aware of the threats faced by these animals. Public awareness is vital, of course, but so is communicating the science behind its work, and a large part of WDC's work involves advising governments on the latest scientific findings, and fighting attempts to restart commercial whaling, stopping the practice of keeping cetaceans in captivity, banning the trade in whale meat, and managing marine environments to create protected areas … enough to keep them pretty busy, as you can imagine.

A Blue Whale – Balaenoptera musculus. Looks pretty musculus to me.
WDC Kidzone. Not just for kids.
Unsurprisingly, WDC's work covers many areas, so there's no better place to explore its work, and see its latest projects in action, than on the WDC website. You can also learn about the 80-plus species of whale, dolphin, and porpoise that make up the cetacean 'family' – from the highly endangered, 1.4m Vaquita, to the mind-blowingly enormous 29m Blue Whale. If you've children, checkout the WDC Kidzone … not only is it a great introduction to the issues confronting our seas and cetaceans, but there are also plenty of fun facts and activities. In fact, it's a pretty good place for adults to learn stuff, too.

Download your own 
colour-and-keep mobile!
For all you teachers out there, you can download resources and activities for your students, too – from the award-winning Dolphin Diploma initiative, to colouring sheets, cutout-and-keep mobiles, and education packs.

Of course, all charities need supporters, and there are plenty of ways you can help the WDC to help these animals. From whale or dolphin adoptions, to sponsored walks, swims (of course), and even an Icelandic trek, to name a few. Or, of course, if you're more of an 'armchair participant,' you can make a donation to help WDC. And no charity would be complete without an online shop.

If you're more of a 'days out' person, then the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay should most definitely be on your bucket list. From land-based dolphin watching, wildlife walks, and other events and activities, to an interactive exhibition that lets you control dolphin and river cams … all without getting your feet wet! There's plenty of gifts, too, and a café so you can refuel … or why not check out the recommended places to stay, and make an adventure of it! You can even volunteer and help with the Centre's vital work. In the words of Simon King OBE;
"Scotland is one of the best land-based dolphin-watching hot spots in the world"
… and there's nowhere better placed for a spot of cetacean spotting than the Scottish Dolphin Centre.

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and goings-on at Whale & Dolphin Conservation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube


Monday, 13 February 2017

Mike & Scrabble in Dogs Monthly

Hot on the heels of February's Your Dog article featuring Mike and Scrabble, comes Dogs Monthly …  and there's something very familiar about the interviewer …

Pick up a copy of March's Dogs Monthly
I'm sure you're all familiar with Mike&Scrabble by now (but head over to the H&H website if not!), and we have some great stuff lined up this year from them both. In the meantime, both Scrabble, and her Human, Mike Dicks, are being interviewed, photographed, quizzed, and queried in the doggy press.

Mike&Scrabble in Feb's Your Dog
Dogs Monthly's March issue features a very interesting, open, and revealing interview with Mike, covering the background to how Mike&Scrabble came to be. It's a great interview: click here to read, or better still, pick up a copy of March's Dogs Monthly.

As chance would have it, Mike was interviewed for Dogs Monthly by non other than Catherine Pickles – possibly better-known to Hubble & Hattie readers as Worzel's Mum! Anyone who's read even a small portion of one of Worzel's books will know that being Worzel's 'Momager' is a pretty full-time job, so it's great to see Catherine has been able to squeeze in an interview with Mike, and give us a chance to enjoy some of her fantastic journalism.

As we've mentioned, this year will see some great new projects from Mike&Scrabble … and Worzel, so watch this space.

And keep up the great work, Mike&Scrabble!

And Catherine, too.

And Worzel, of course.  

Mike&Scrabble – A guide to training your new Human is available now in Hardback and eBook formats.






Margaret Green Animal Rescue – 2017 Events


Margaret Green is providing plenty of opportunities to get out and about in 2017 … and give a helping hand at the same time


Founded in 1965, Margaret Green Animal Rescue cares for over 1200 animals each year across its three centres. Very close to Hubble & Hattie's heart (we even made a nice Christmas donation), and very close to H&H HQ, being just a few miles away at Church Knowle, Dorset, where it has a 35 acre rehoming and visitor centre, in the heart of the beautiful Purbeck countryside.

Why not pop along to one of its 2017 events for a fun day out? There's something for every age and animal lover …
  • 9th April  ::  Sponsored Walk  ::  Devon
  • 9th-23rd April  ::  Easter At Church Knowle  ::  Dorset
  • 15th- 20th May  ::  Margaret Green Week Everywhere!  ::  Event to be added very soon for the 20th May
  • 11th June  ::  Wingletang Companion Dog Show  ::  Devon
  • 6th August  ::  Companion Dog Show  ::  Dorset 
  • 3rd September  ::  Tri-4-Rescue  ::  Devon
  • 24th September  ::  Country Fayre  ::  Dorset
Event

Of course, every year is a busy year at Margaret Green Animal Rescue, and planning and running events can be very time consuming … so why not come along and volunteer?!

The help and support of volunteers, at events, and at its centres, is always welcome, and really does make a difference. Tasks include such things as …
  • Helping set up event fields 
  • Manning stalls
  • Serving refreshments and cake 
  • Helping in the car park 
  • Baking for our event 
  • Selling raffle tickets 
  • Face painting
… and a whole lot more, of course!

Get in touch now with Jazmin on 01929 477074, or email jazmin.house@mgar.org.uk, and see how you can help … and have fun and help animals at the same time!