Save Our Kennels
Please read this message from our Founder, Kymm on March 25th 2020
This is, without doubt, the hardest post I have ever had to write.
Today is SEDR's 11th birthday, and the first year I haven't celebrated the occasion.
This is because SEDR's entire future is in jeopardy now that the kennels we rent have been sold to developers and are being knocked down for houses to be built.
We have until September to find a new home for all of our dogs. I started SEDR back in 2009 as a home run rescue with a view to taking in one dog at a time…which didn't last long! Over 11 years we have rehomed well over 1000 dogs, taken in some of the absolute worst welfare cases, given sanctuary to those dogs who couldn't cope in homes, helped with neutering and food for those in a financial struggle, helped foster dogs whilst families got back on their feet and operated on a never wavering no-kill policy throughout. We have been the last resort to so many dogs who have gone on to live happy and healthy lives under on wing.
We have seen the absolute worst in humanity in so many welfare cases and the absolute best thanks to all of the amazing supporters and volunteers. I have given everything I have emotionally, mentally and physically to building SEDR and to the dogs and I would not change that for the world. I have also never taken a wage from running the rescue…nor would I want to! It is no secret that the dogs save me just as we save them. Being a single mum throughout this journey hasn't been without its challenges but I am blessed with an amazing daughter who is my rock and of whom I am so proud. And I am so proud of all we have done as a rescue which is why this news is just devastating. We have no money sitting in the bank to buy somewhere. The prospect of finding a suitable place to rent near enough to Skye's school in Ashford seems an impossible task but we are trying. All I have ever wanted to do is secure a safe and happy life for dogs and right now I am unable to do that for even just our 11 sanctuary dogs.
I am exhausted, overwhelmed and heartbroken at our current situation.
If anyone can help, in any way then please do get in touch. We have to carry on. For our sanctuary dogs, the Tegan's, the Bugsy's and all the other dogs who need our help that we haven't even met yet. If anyone knows anywhere that may be suitable, please please get in touch. Or please ask those who may know someone…
Or has any ideas about how we can secure the future of SEDR. And thank you to everyone for all of their support each and every day…none of this would have been possible without you.