OMG 85 volunteers now coming to the Bath and West, should be awesome. Going to be a good get together as we haven’t seen some of you in ages.
51 volunteers now signed up for Bath and West Hot Dog Crew, get in contact quickly if you want to join this formidable crew and have a lovely half term week.
We will also be running an accredited stewarding course whilst we are there if any of you are interested in getting this award
We had a great week. A big ‘Thanks’ to the 61 volunteers that gave their time for free, walking car park’s and finding dogs locked in hot cars. Of the 117 dogs we had to call out the RSPCA inspectors to check 48 of them. Of which 6 were of concern and one needed the police, with the support of the vet and RSPCA to brake the window and rescue the dog that was baking to death in the back, even if it was a £60,000 new car with personalised number plates! And we are doing it all again at the Bath & West show at the end of the month and we need more volunteers so sign up now.
kate found the car . temp 29.5c. rspca inspectors agreed dog was in distress . then the vet agreed , then the police agreed and now we see kate waiting to see the police brake the window of a £60,000 new landrover discovery
kate found a dog at #badminton with the #rspca boiling to death in a car in one of the car parks with the temp in the car of 29.4c !!!!!
Day 4. A smaller crew, but a much larger crowd 100,000 people. Most of them brought their dogs ( but walked them). Only 23 dogs were found, but it was the amazing ‘Kate Allen’ who spotted a distressed 13 year old dog, sitting in 32 degrees of heat, for far too long.The Inspector was called and time was found to be running short for the pooch, so the window was smashed and he was taken out.Tomorrow we pack up to go. We have had a lovely time and our eyes have been opened up to different types of lifestyles. Thank you to everyone who made this possible and the 97 dogs you found and looked after, are very grateful too!
Oh, and by the way. The RSPCA based in Wales are really impressed with the work the crew undertook and have asked if we would like to help them?
we only spent the afternoon looking for dogs locked in cars as it rained in the morning. but we still found 38 dogs!!!!. giving us a total of 73 to date of which the #rspca inspectors looked at 25 and were unhappy with 5 and will be following up with owners after the show
After finding 37 dogs left in cars during the first two days at the Badminton Horse Trials today our volunteers found an amazing 38 dogs in a single day. Fortunately all of the dogs were checked over by staff from the RSPCA and given a clean bill of health but without the dedicated patrols of our young people it could well have been a different story.
Well done to everyone involved.
Day 1. It was hot and intense with a new events crew for the Hot Dog and Chipping crew. We arrived from all over the South West and struck camp near the vast shopping area. Team members were briefed and then they were off to find any dogs left in ‘hot cars’. Total count for the day 18.
Day 2. A busier day at the show with hot weather disappearing under a blanket of cooling clouds. The crew worked well and this time found 19 dogs. Everyone was great fun to work with and the RSPCA thought we had done a very good job. They are looking forward to tomorrow as apparently it will be getting busier!
Come along and say hello to the crew at the ‘Big Blue Bus’ next to the RSPCA blue and white striped marque, if you are at the show.