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Charity of the Month - HULA Animal Rescue

03 November 2014
Charity of the Month

HULA Animal Rescue is a small registered charity that has been helping animals and their owners since 1972.

HULA was founded by a concerned vet, his wife and other animal lovers, because a lady brought her young puppy into their veterinary surgery and asked for it to be put down “as I’m going on holiday and can’t afford to put the dog in kennels”.

At that time, there were no animal rescue centres in Bedfordshire. The vet refused and Blackie became the first rescued animal.

So HULA was started in a back garden in Luton, but due to the rapid increase in the numbers of animals needing help moved to its current site in Aspley, Guise, in 1978 after many days and months fundraising.

HULA takes in unwanted and abandoned small animal pets (cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs etc.) for re-homing, but also rescues large animals and has goats, pigs, 3 ponies, chickens, ducks, geese and sheep as well as two very lively cows (1 x steer and 1 x heifer to be strictly correct) who will stay with us for the rest of their lives.


As you can see, Esther is a real sweetheart who is still looking for her new family.

Sadly Esther has been at HULA for 8 months now and we just can’t understand why this is?

Esther was previously in emergency boarding waiting for a rescue space for 6 months so all in all this poor lady has been in kennels for over a year!

This hasn’t dampened Esther’s spirts though, she is still the happy go lucky lady that we all know and love, however we know she dreams of being in a home for Christmas, sat round the tree waiting to open her presents!

It is such a shame that Esther is still with us as sadly the reasons why are mainly because of her breed.

Due to some media publications the Staffordshire Bull Terrier has been portrayed as aggressive, well we all know that these dogs are loving, kind and loyal companions and Esther will prove this to you if you would only give her a chance.

To help dogs like Esther we have teamed up with Battersea cats and dogs home to launch their ‘Staffies are softer than you thing campaign’. This is very important to us, Battersea and many rescue across the UK as we are all struggling to find such amazing dogs a great home.

Esther would love also for you to come down and see us for a visit we have dogs, cats and small animals up for adoption and also our resident farm animals love a fuss too.

Why not visit our website to see who we have looking for homes, along with our opening times and contact details. We will look forward to meeting you.

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