Kennel 35 at Manchester Dogs’ Home
I volunteer for Manchester and Cheshire Dogs’ Home and I shall be fronting an event like no other. Join me as I live in dog like conditions for 35 days to raise money and awareness for the Manchester Dogs’ Home. After just few weeks of volunteering for the Manchester Dogs’ Home I became shocked to learn the length of time it takes for stray and abandoned dogs to go through the re-homing process.
When a dog is found on the streets of Manchester by the Dog Warden the dog goes to Manchester Dogs’ Home. Upon coming into the home the dog is then checked by the on site vet. Flea and Worm treatment is given and the dog is also given its inoculations. The dog is kept out of public view for 7 days awaiting for the owner to collect or claim them. If after 7 days the owner does not collect the dog, the dog then goes through an assessment to see what home would be best suited to their needs.
Manchester Dogs’ Home gets around 15 dogs each day brought to the home by the warden and members of the public who can no longer care for their best friend. The sad thing is only around 34% of dogs that have been found on the streets of Manchester shall be reclaimed or reunited with their owners. Manchester Dogs’ Home have been helping dogs for over 100 years. The home is in need of cash to refurbish the kennels and make the place more secure as its repeatedly sought by vandals and thieves. I attend a few days a week where I give what time I can to help this fantastic charity and the 4000 dogs they re-home each year. The average time a dog spends in the home is 35 days. I plan to spend 35 days in a dog kennel at Manchester Dogs’ Home to raise money and awareness. I will eat nothing, only drink for the first four days. This is the average time some dogs take to eat when in an alien environment. My food shall be brought to me free of charge by a local business. I shall be allowed out of my kennel for just 1 hour each day. This will be the time I use to freshen up and take toilet breaks.
From the time the staff leave the building at around 17:00 I shall not be allowed food or be able to leave my kennel until they return at around 08:00 the following day. While the on-site security are present they shall take no part in my care.
Each day I will be sharing my kennel with at least one dog. This will be my kennel mate for the day. I will have my water and blanket with no bed. I will living just like any dog in the Manchester Dogs’ Home. All my activity shall be seen on webcams linked to my kennel. I will be asking subscribers to pay just £5 to access my Kennel Cams for the 35 day event. Every penny will be going to help Manchester Dogs’ Home refurbish their home that can house 600 dogs when full.
I shall have various guests attending my kennel each day to talk about dogs. All subjects shall be covered and I will welcome questions from my subscribers. I shall be caught by the Manchester Dog Warden on Saturday 05th October and my journey and story will begin. The best is yet to come. I am working on inviting celebrities to share their dog related tails with me. I am sure I shall have a great line-up to keep you all on the edge of your seats. I hope you will join me to watch the changes that happen to me over the 35 day period.
If you feel you can help with anything then please get in-touch with me.