09 Dec

Cyprus reacts to donated pallets for rescue dogs

SPDC Saving Pound Dogs Cyprus

Christmas came early at SPDC – Saving Pound Dogs Cyprus

Sue has lots to tell you about, but firstly we are sharing a message that Constantina posted in the SPDC Facebook Group (you can join the group by clicking here).  Read the full post here.

“On Monday and Tuesday this week we took delivery of a huge amount of wonderful goodies for our dogs. Blankets, food, treats, leads, coats, carpets….. the list is endless.”

“We are enormously grateful to our adopters supporters and sponsors who donated for SPDC Nicosia dogs.”

Sue Nuttall is the person who has made this possible. Sue and her team (Sue please feel free to mention the names of your team) thank you SO SO much for organising this once again. And not only for organising it but for spending a back breaking day with Tina Shields under rain and cold wind, unpacking it and making sure that all the rescues received their donations. I know that you had already put it a huge effort in the UK packing it all up so beautifully as well.”

“I am very moved by support like this. People have put in their own time, a lot of effort and a lot of thought and organisation into making this happen. Our dogs will benefit hugely from everything that was donated.”

“THANK YOU ALL SO SO MUCH FOR ONE MORE TIME!!!!”

SPDC Saving Pound Dogs Cyprus - rescue dogs

Constantina Constantinou, “We are enormously grateful to our adopters supporters and sponsors who donated for SPDC Nicosia dogs.”

You will probably be aware that one of our co-founders, Sue, has just spent 3 days in Cyprus helping unpack and deliver the seven pallets worth of donations that were shipped at the end of October for the benefit of rescue dogs.

On behalf of those who rescue dogs – thank you!

We would like to thank every one of you who donated goods or money that made this shipment possible.

Take Away The Tears and our supporters really do make a difference to rescue dogs and we will be sharing the thanks with you over the next few days. We’ll also profile some of those we have helped this time.  A very special thanks goes to:

  • to Marina Nicolaou Toumba for her invaluable advice and her support of TATT;
  • to Constantina Constantinou who so kindly allowed us to have the pallets delivered to her sanctuary.  We’re so thankful that she had big banners that could be used to protect the pallets from the storms the island has been battered with;
  • and to Tina Shields, who so kindly picked up Sue and took her to Constantina’s and spent all day at the sanctuary, unpacking the pallets and helping load the donations into the various vehicles that came to collect them.

Want to get involved in the next shipment?

You can be part of the team responsible for more pallets to help rescue dogs in Cyprus by supporting one of our fundraising campaigns:

Donate your Christmas card spend

Make a donation to support the rescue dogs

27 Nov

Christmas Card Campaign

Instead of sending Christmas Cards this year, would you consider making a donation to help abused dogs?

A few people have asked if they can make a donation in lieu of their Christmas cards this year and we would be delighted to have your festive support!

All funds raised are used to help neglected, abused and abandoned animals in Cyprus, by supplying the volunteers who rescue and rehabilitate them with much-needed food, medication, equipment and monetary support.  As an example, check out the amazing SEVEN huge pallets of donated goods that you, our supporters helped ship to Cyprus.

Make your Christmas Card Donation here

You could help us to send even more support overseas. Feel free to use our virtual Christmas Card. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!

Christmas Card Campaign

24 Oct

7 Pallets to Cyprus!

We can’t quite believe it – but we’ve DONE IT 😁😁😁😁. 7, yes 7 pallets packed and wrapped ready to begin their journey to Cyprus tomorrow.

There’s been a few sleepless nights wondering how on earth we’d pull this off but the Newcastle depot of Doree-Bonner International came to our rescue, offering the space we needed to sort out donations and pack the pallets. We literally couldn’t have done it without them. Or you 😘.

Thank you to each and every one of you who over the last 6 months have donated to TATT for us to distribute to those we support, and to those who donated for a specific pound or shelter.

This shipment will cost nearly £1500, more than we budgeted for but we had so much we wanted as much as possible to go across as we know there is a great need. Although it’s a lot of money, with over £2000 worth of food alone, plus at least another £1800 worth of items it is worth every penny.

There’s a description below each picture so you can see how much we’re sending to those we support.

Together we make a difference ❤️

20 Oct

Fun Dog Show Winners

Well with 213 entries this year, it has taken us ages to type up all the entries. But we’ve done it now and here are all the results from the classes.

Class 1 – Best Condition Veteran (29)
1st – Polly – Miniature Dachshund
2nd – Alfie – X Breed
3rd – Jess – Staffordshire Bull Terrier
4th – Kai – Whippet

Class 2 – Best Condition Adult (40)
1st – Poppy – Rough Collie
2nd – Baxter – Golden Doodle
3rd – Bonnie – Samoyed
4th – Poppy – Labrador

Class 3 – Best Condition Youngster (42)
1st – Hanzo – Border Terrier
2nd – Finn – Border Collie
3rd – Boo Boo – New Zealand Huntaway
4th – Crystal – Fox Terrier

Class 4 – Most Appealing Eyes (73)
1st – Bert – Border Collie
2nd – Maverick – Siberian Husky
3rd – Meg – Border Collie
4th – Mason – Staffy/Collie X

Class 5 – Best Rescue (35)
1st – Flynn – Greyhound
2nd – Benji – Carpathian X
3rd – Arora – Husky/Malamute X
4th – Fozy – Tibetan Spaniel X

Class 6 – Scruffiest Mutt (19)
1st – Lucy – X Breed
2nd – Fergus – Lurcher
3rd – Tessa – Scottish Deer Hound
4th – Pixie – Jack Russell X

Class 7 – Best Child Handler (24)
1st – Daisy – Coton de Tulear
2nd – Gucci – Poochon
3rd – Dexter – Pug
4th – Rolo – Pug

Class 8 – Best Trick (18)
1st – Tilly & Ruby – Miniature Poodles
2nd – Loki – Dalmation
3rd – Oscar – German Shepherd
4th – Nova – Jack Russell

Class 9 – Prettiest Bitch (61)
1st – Silver – Greyhound
2nd – Pebbles – Labrador/Collie X
3rd – Honey – Labrador
4th – Meg – Border Collie

Class 10 – Most Handsome Dog (67)
1st – Lloyd – Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2nd – Bertie – Corgi
3rd – Kobe – Doberman
4th – Elvis – Pug

Class 11 – Waggiest Tail (40)
1st – Beaux – Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2nd – Dani – Cocker Spaniel
3rd – Minnie – Chihauhau
4th – Baubau – Poochon

Class 12 – Best Fancy Dress (44)
1st – Digit – Miniature Dachshund
2nd – Bear/Poppy/Elsie/Rose – Chihuahua/Miniature Schnauzer/Doodle/Toy Poodle
3rd – Angel/Violet – Chihauhau
4th – Kiara/Marley – German Shepherd

Best in Show
Silver – Greyhound

Congratulations to each and every one of you.

17 Jul

Pre-entry opens for Fun Dog Show

HOW TO PRE-ENTER YOUR DOG/S

To pre-enter your dog, you need to download, complete and return the Fun Dog Show Pre-Entry Form 2018 (it’s a Word document so use a PC/Laptop if you can).

Simply click the yellow button.  Click ‘Save as’ adding your name to the File Name (so we can easily identify you and your dog/s), then complete all of the details, save the document again and email it back to us on info@takeawaythetears.co.uk or post with your payment.

12 Jul

The ultimate comforter for your dog

A fab new addition that will take away the tears.

Treat your dog to a Jumper Bed to help them feel safe when they can’t be near you.

Each one has been lovingly upcycled from old jumpers by Take Away The Tears volunteers.

Have you thought about bringing us one of your own jumpers? We can make a Jumper Bed that smells of you. They’ll love it!

 

Pop over to the Take Away The Tears Shop to place your order.

03 Jun

4 pallets head off to Cyprus

We did it 😁 We’ve packed four pallets full of dog beds, cages, food, treats and so much more; all ready to be shipped to Cyprus to help support 5 separate dog rescue pounds.

Thank you to each and every person and organisation that donated goods. There are far too many to name – but you know who you are.

Thank you to everyone who made a last minute donation and allowed us to send the 4th pallet. Your generosity means we have started our fund for the next shipment of items to support dog rescue heroes later in the year.

Huge thanks again to Jules and Max of Clutter Mouse who stepped in and helped with the transport which was so desperately needed.

And thank you to Paul and Bob from ProFleece, who once again allowed us to use their premises to pack the pallets, donating the tape and wrap and fleece pieces.

And finally, thank you to John for his support and for putting up with Sue over the last few weeks!

28 Sep

Donating Items to Help Rescue Dogs

Donating Items to Help Rescue Dogs

Take Away The Tears helps abused and neglected rescue dogs abroad.  You have already helped us send pallets to Cyprus and Romania – find out how the rescue dog carers felt about the pallets they received.

We collect the following to send to those at the front line of rescue:

  • Collars
  • Leads
  • Harnesses
  • Dog coats & jumpers
  • Dog beds – hard & soft
  • Bedding – including duvets
  • Bowls – metal & plastic
  • Metal cages
  • Plastic travelling crates
  • Dog food – wet & dry
  • Towels
  • Dog treats & toys
  • Wormers & flea/tick treatments

These can be dropped off at one of the following locations;

North Shields – Jacana Limited, 75-79 Howard Street, NE30 1AF
Morpeth – Four paws hydrotherapy, Unit 9, Whitehouse Farm Centre NE61 6AW

Thank you so much!

28 Sep

Fun Dog Show Results

Fun Dog Show Trophies and Rosettes

Fun Dog Show Results 2017

Well done to everyone who took part in the Take Away The Tears Fun Dog Show this year and a very special shout out to all our winners!  Here are the Fun Dog Show results:

Fun Dog Show Class 1 – Best Condition Veteran -15 Entrants

1st – Willow Border Collie Cross
2nd – Meg Staffordshire Bull Terrier
3rd – Big Dave Labrador
4th – Deva Springer Spaniel

Fun Dog Show Class 2 – Best Condition Adult – 43 Entrants

1st – Jasper Cocker Spaniel
2nd – Cooper Cockerdor
3rd – Xena German Shepherd
4th – Nell Manchester Terrier

Fun Dog Show Class 3 – Best Condition Youngster – 20 Entrants

1st – Hagrid Scottish Deerhound
2nd – Nala Golden Retriever
3rd – Leo Chi Pin
4th – Harper Cockerpoo

Fun Dog Show Class 4 – Most Appealing Eyes – 47 Entrants

1st – Kara Siberian Husky
2nd – Fluke Springer/Collie X
3rd – Shilo Border Collie
4th – Alaska Siberian Husky

Fun Dog Show Class 5 – Best Rescue – 29 Entrants

1st – Kobi XBreed
2nd – Harvey Springer Spaniel
3rd – Tiny Tim Lurcher
4th – Boris Boxer

Fun Dog Show Class 6 – The Scruffiest Mutt – 9 Entrants

1st – Indie Labradoodle
2nd – Scamp XBreed
3rd – Lucy XBreed
4th – Rocco Wheatador

Fun Dog Show Class 7 – Best Child Handler – 16 Entrants

1st – Beaux Staffordshire Bull Terrier
2nd – Nala Chow Chow
3rd – Patch Collie/Spaniel X
4th – Coco Labradoodle

Fun Dog Show Class 8 – Best Trick – 9 Entrants

1st – Meg Australian Kelpie X
2nd – Loki Dalmatian
3rd – Ziva
4th – Alfie Cavalier Kings Charles Spaniel

Fun Dog Show Class 9 – Prettiest Bitch – 46 Entrants

1st – Gemma German Shepherd
2nd – Lunar Rough Collie
3rd – Poppy Miniature Schnauzer
4th – Keela Finnish Lapphund

Fun Dog Show Class 10 – Most Handsome Dog – 39 Entrants

1st – Logan Boxer
2nd – Mutley Shitzu/Poodle X
3rd – Loui Chihuahua
4th – Ice Greyhound

Fun Dog Show Class 11 – Waggiest Tail – 25 Entrants

1st – Oz Labrador
2nd – Bart Cocker Jack
3rd – Teddy Chihuahua
4th – Chester Cavashon

Fun Dog Show Class 12 – Best Fancy Dress – 19 Entrants

1st – Angus Lurcher/Deerhound X
2nd – Bow Westie
3rd – Rose Toy Poodle
4th – Loui & Rosy Chihuahua

Best in Show (or the dog the Judge would most liked to have taken home)

Best Condition Youngster winner – Hagrid – Scottish Deerhound

(Apologies for the missing breed type, but no data was provided on the registration form)

Watch out for official photos coming soon.

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