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Rescue threatened with closure

ALTHOUGH WICCAWEYS Rescued Border Collies and Working Sheepdogs may not be a household name to everyone, it’s likely that if you've been to an agility show recently, one of their rehomed collies will have been competing.

Wiccaweys specialises in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming Border Collies. Some have gone on to winning ways within agility circles, whilst others are beloved pets and companions. Minnie, another one of their rescued dogs is now a member of the Leicestershire Fire Service Search and Rescue Team. After her training is complete, Minnie will be travelling all over the world helping to save lives.

Now though, Wiccaweys needs help find a new home of their own. "We've been looking for alternative accommodation for over nine months now, but no-one is interested as soon as they hear about the rescue," explains Sarah. "Even rural properties that used to be part of the farming community are now refusing to take animals - even if you only have one dog! Most Letting and Estate agents are quite unhelpful. We're getting desperate to find somewhere so our work can continue."

Wiccaweys is looking for a property with a little land, where the dogs can be exercised and housed, and most locations in England and Wales will be considered.

Even if the property needs some work, Sarah and Paul have plenty of supporters and volunteers who have offered help and assistance with decorating, and light renovation work. This would be a good opportunity for someone who has an empty rural property that needs renovation work carried out but might not have the funds to be able to do so.

* Wiccaweys estimate that they've rescued and rehomed hundreds of Border Collies over the years, and want to continue this work to help hundreds more. If you can help them find new premises, contact Sarah or Paul on 07905- 203254 or contact them through the website at