Sit Stay Leave Wait Campaign

C.A.R.I.A.D. LAUNCHES SIT-STAY-LEAVE-WAIT CAMPAIGN

If like us, you become incendiary when you see a dog left in a car, especially in warm weather; or people walking their dogs at the hottest time of the day; or a dog tied up outside a shop – then let’s do something about it together!

Clearly, we can’t rely on messages being seen purely on social media. This educational process urgently needs to be out there in high streets, supermarket car parks – highly visible to people who aren’t like you and us and don’t follow animal welfare issues on social media.

We’re desperate to help and prevent a potential tragedy, but obviously we don’t have the money to print tens of thousands of posters and distribute them across the UK. So, with your help we’re hoping to do the next best thing. We’re equipping you, our wonderful dog loving friends, to make a difference in your local communities.

We’ve created four posters, each addressing a specific issue. And we’ve taken a different approach by using common dog-training phrases such as Sit, Stay, Leave and Wait to train humans in what to do to keep their dogs safe all year round – but with a particular push during warm weather.

Wherever you live in the UK, could you download and print out a poster with a message that matters to you? Or if you’re able to – print out all four posters (maybe even ask a friendly local printer to do it as a favour) and urge your local shops, supermarkets, vets, pet shop, dog groomers – wherever you think will have the most impact in your area to display a poster in their windows, where people can easily see them.

Wouldn’t it be amazing if just one of these posters prevented a dog dying from heatstroke, or from being stolen? And wouldn’t it be amazing if thanks to all of you, the wider public finally got the message about how to protect their canine companions from harm? Click on images to download.

SIT POSTER

STAY POSTER

LEAVE POSTER

WAIT POSTER

Foster First Packages for Rescues

C.A.R.I.A.D. BEGINS FOSTER FIRST PACK ROLLOUT TO RESCUES

The C.A.R.I.A.D. team had a very busy and productive weekend recently putting together the first batch of Foster First leaflets and poster packs for smaller rescues to help them attract more fosterers in their local communities. Even little Alice bichon lent a paw to help her fur friends!

Foster First was launched just before Christmas last year and thanks to the exceptional dedication and compassion of Ana Cossart, our Foster First Co-Ordinator, and the overwhelmingly positive response from smaller rescues across the UK who are already involved in this initiative, there are dogs, cats, rabbits and other homeless animals beginning their journeys to happier new lives.

Our spotlight on fostering as a lifeline for rescue pets initially came about in preparation for the greater numbers of puppy farm breeding dogs being surrendered as a result of Lucy’s Law. We know from personal experience that in order to start the rehabilitation process, these special dogs need to be in a home environment, normally with a calm resident dog, so that they can start learning how to be dogs and living the lives that should always have been theirs.

But of course, this is only one aspect of the vital work fostering animals fulfills. From companionship for the elderly who are increasingly isolated, to helping provide a safe haven for animals so that human victims of domestic abuse can flee to safety, to freeing up valuable kennel space for a pound dog that may otherwise be euthanised, fosterers are amazing people and the small rescue world would collapse without them.

And there’s another key reason for Foster First. We want to encourage potential first-time puppy purchasers to stop and think before they leap into a purchase they may regret. To give first timers a taste of what having a dog in your life really means, how it affects your daily life, your routine, your environment and your finances – we are urging anyone who thinks they want to buy a puppy to foster a dog or puppy first – before making that huge, life-changing commitment. With one in ten pups being surrendered to rescues within a month of being purchased, we are committed to doing whatever we can to get people to stop and take a breath before taking home the ‘dream’ and then using local rescues as recycling depots when they decide their cute fluffball is a noisy, destructive, pooing, weeing nightmare – or whatever excuse they decide to come up with in order to ‘get rid’ of their costly mistake fast.

Yes, there is still a great deal of work to do in order for Care And Respect to Include All Dogs. But this is our name and this remains our aim. For nearly ten years we have been working tirelessly to bring about an end to the suffering caused by the exploitation of dogs and puppies through puppy farming. And we will continue to do so. But our work has always included a focus on adoption and supporting the work of small local rescues wherever we can as well. In creating Foster First our aim is to provide a resource for rescues to use to help them in their own vital work.

With the majority of our work carried out behind the scenes it’s great to be able to share one of the highly visible ways your donations are helping us to make a tangible difference to our animal friends. We have other initiatives in the pipeline which will come to fruition if, or when we have enough funds.

We’re so very grateful to the small number of supporters who have set up monthly direct debits, and to those groups and individuals who donate to us from their amazing fundraisers. This is what makes it possible for us to plan campaigns and make them a reality. We do all of our creative work and design in-house which means there are no costs involved there, but printing, packaging and postage for campaigns like Foster First are costly. So, if you’d like to support an organisation that always puts the real needs of dogs first, and you like what we’ve done over the years, please help us do even more by setting up a monthly direct debit now, or by making a one off donation. We promise that with your help we will continue to make a difference.

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C.A.R.I.A.D. loves Hownd

C.A.R.I.A.D. LOVES …

C.A.R.I.A.D. are thrilled to have launched our new website page C.A.R.I.A.D. Loves … where wonderful companies have agreed to donate a percentage of your purchase to our campaign when you shop with them.

Please visit our C.A.R.I.A.D. Loves … page where you can shop with HOWND, Dicky Bag and Molle Collection.

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C.A.R.I.A.D. Loves HOWND!

C.A.R.I.A.D. Loves Dicky Bag!

C.A.R.I.A.D. Loves Molle Collection!

The Rainbow Dogs by Nicky Jevon

THE RAINBOW DOGS BY NICKY JEVON

The Rainbow Dogs – written during Year of the Dog 2018 by Nicky Jevon.

Our dear friend and supporter Nicky Jevon has so very kindly shared with us The Rainbow Dogs, which she wrote during Year of the Dog 2018.

We are thrilled to be sharing this with our friends and supporters, we hope it too brings you love and light.

To view and download The Rainbow Dogs, click the following link: The Rainbow Dogs

 

 

 

 

Peter Egan

AMAZING NEWS! PETER EGAN HAS BECOME PATRON OF C.A.R.I.A.D.

Care And Respect Includes All Dogs (C.A.R.I.A.D.) is proud to announce that the brilliant actor and passionate animal advocate, Peter Egan, has agreed to become Patron of the organisation.

The much-loved and respected actor is passionate about rescue dogs and has five adopted dogs as part of his family. Of his new role with C.A.R.I.A.D. he said: “I have admired and supported the great work C.A.R.I.A.D. have been doing for many years now, so I am both proud and thrilled, in equal measure, to become their Patron.”

C.A.R.I.A.D. Founder Linda Goodman said, “We are honoured and thrilled that Peter has agreed to be our Patron. It is an amazing start to what we hope will be another extraordinary year of progress for the Lucy’s Law campaign with Wales launching its consultation on 22nd February. We have many ambitious plans for this year as part of our solutions-based approach to dog welfare issues and this is a huge boost for the morale of our small team. Peter has always been an active supporter of our work over the years and an incredible friend. His compassion for all animals is an inspiration to us and to millions around the world. He is a national treasure.”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT – HAPPY NEW YEAR!

As we move into a new year with new challenges ahead, we want to thank you all for your support throughout 2018. To those of you who have and continue to support our work through donations and fundraising, we are so incredibly grateful to you for believing in us.

2018 has been an extraordinary year – a year where our actions have seen genuine results – from providing evidence that has resulted in raids on unscrupulous breeding establishments, and exposing dealers trading in misery, to contributing to documentaries and TV programmes and helping journalists expose puppy farming and puppy dealing like never before. We’ve rallied, protested, exposed, educated, petitioned, campaigned and lobbied our hearts out and will continue to do so for as long as it takes to rid the UK of those who exploit, neglect and abuse dogs and puppies.

We’ve had the enormous pleasure of working with some absolutely amazing animal champions who are also committed to actually putting dogs at the centre of the expression ‘dog welfare’. The incredible Marc Abraham, Julia Carr, Lisa Garner, Sarah Clover, Peter Egan, Beverley Cuddy, Andrew Penman, the Boycott Dogs4Us crew, the Linton Pet Shop Protesters, Eileen Jones, Leigh-Catherine Salway, Dr Lisa Cameron, Eluned Morgan AM, Vikki Howells AM, Kirsty Keenan, Andrew R.T. Davis AM, Cllr Maureen Webber and so many more. We thank each of you so much for your passion, dedication and hard work to help make our world a better, happier and more compassionate place for dogs, cats and other companion animals.

Being part of the Lucy’s Law team is an honour and a privilege – in the same way that we believe having the love, loyalty and companionship of a dog is an honour and a privilege.

Sadly not everyone who has a dog, or buys a puppy, appreciates this yet. And it’s up to all of us as true animal lovers, to remain vigilant and active for our animal friends and never imagine that ‘someone else’ will do something about a situation where an animal is suffering. We all have the power to make a difference, to save lives and prevent suffering.

There is still a lot of work for C.A.R.I.A.D. to do and there are still many who will do whatever they can to oppose our aims in order to protect their financial interests. We’ve learned never to underestimate the lengths some people will go to. But over the last 8 years we’ve also grown as individuals and as campaigners and we are no longer as naïve as perhaps we once were when it comes to knowing who we can trust to genuinely have the best interests of animals at heart.

2019 will see more campaigning, educating, lobbying, events and no doubt more exposing of those who continue to consider animals as commodities and not sentient beings. But we are more than up for this challenge. And we have more initiatives to bring to the table in an attempt to find solutions to problems, not band aids that maintain the status quo. Our first big initiative, Foster First is gaining momentum by the day and we’re thrilled to say that people are coming forward to become fosterers and more rescue and rehoming organisations are getting involved every day – not just for dogs, but also cats, rabbits and even ex-battery farmed chickens and other animals. And we want to say a special thank you to Ana Cossart Hall for not only embracing #FosterFirst and running with it so brilliantly and with such enthusiasm, but for being such an amazing fosterer herself.

We’re also thrilled to announce the launch of a new Group called Friends of C.A.R.I.A.D. Campaign and a huge thank you goes to Jackie Bartholomew for volunteering to help us co-ordinate fundraising for our work with likeminded dog lovers. Please do get involved if you think you can help out.

Finally, we want to take a moment to remember three very special women who were friends and fellow campaigners and who were tragically taken from us all too soon this year. Each has left an enormous hole in the world of animal welfare. They contributed so much, cared so passionately and truly had hearts of gold. They are and will continue to be missed beyond words. We will never forget you Sue Rouhan, Fiona Scourfield and our very own #TeamLucy colleague, Philippa Robinson.

We wish everyone and their animal friends a happy, safe and peaceful 2019.

With love from Linda and Sue xx

fosters-first

C.A.R.I.A.D. LAUNCHES FOSTER FIRST

C.A.R.I.A.D. announces the launch of its latest initiative which is called Foster First.

Foster First puts the vital role of fostering pets in the spotlight and the website is a resource for rescues and the public.

Animals requiring fosterers will also be posted on the @FOSTERFIRST1 Twitter account and it is hoped that this initiative will help to make a difference to thousands of pets needing temporary accommodation. #FosterFirst

Watch this video to find out more …

 

Visit the Foster First website – www.fosterfirst.co.uk

Follow Foster First on Twitter – https://twitter.com/FOSTERFIRST1

If you would like to support C.A.R.I.A.D.’s vital work, please visit our Support Our Work page.

GUMTREE

GUMTREE INTRODUCES COMPULSORY PAYWALL IN PETS CATEGORY

Transparency and traceability have always been an enormous obstacle in the online pet classified environment because both lead to accountability, the lack of which is something the unscrupulous pet selling trade have literally made a killing on for many years.

GUMTREE

https://www.petgazette.biz/20599-gumtree-introduces-measures-to-clamp-down-on-illegal-pet-trade-and-improve-animal-welfare/

The announcement by Gumtree to introduce a nominal fee for advertising pets online represents a step forward. Whilst the selling of any animal as a commodity is not something we can ever feel comfortable with, the reality is that it is not about to disappear overnight. And as we have also said for a very long time, as welcome as the PAAG standards and guidelines are, they have not prevented unscrupulous traders to operate.

The end of the free listings of pets for sale on Gumtree means that those who do use this medium will no longer be able to disappear without trace once they’ve made a sale. They will now have to pay for their advertisements which will require a method that requires a bank account, which in turn requires an address. This will serve to improve public protection against unscrupulous sellers and aid the authorities and other organisations in tracing offenders.

Along with other proposed measures yet to be announced, this is another step in the right direction to help combat not only puppy farming and the puppy trade, but the appalling and merciless trade in exotic animals.

Eliminating free classified advertising for pets via a nominal payment system is something that we have recommended on many occasions over the years, so we are relieved that Gumtree have changed their policy with immediate effect.

Gumtree have set a benchmark for the classified industry, and it is now incumbent on all classified advertisers, whether online or offline, that allow pets to be advertised for sale, to follow suit without delay – including social media platforms such as Facebook.

Auction Teaser

C.A.R.I.A.D. LITTLE GEMS AUCTION

We’re really excited to be holding our first ever fundraising auction which we hope will help fund some of the ambitious projects we have coming up for the dogs.

Auction Teaser

Dogs are incredibly precious and it’s rare for us to show you something totally upbeat. But our auction is sure to make you smile because it’s an auction of beautiful, dazzling jewellery! So, we’ve called it our Little Gems Auction because it’s all about raising money to help all those precious little gems out there who need us.

The auction is now LIVE, visit the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/Cariad-Little-Gems-Auction-Page-476596949478299/

There are items to suit all budgets and all occasions including precious genuine gemstones set in precious metals. Perfect for treating yourself, giving as gifts for family and friends, or stocking up early for Christmas.

HAPPY BIDDING!

C.A.R.I.A.D. Crunch Time

C.A.R.I.A.D. CRUNCH TIME

C.A.R.I.A.D. Crunch Time

To all our wonderful friends and supporters, we have a confession to make.

Because we have spent all our time investigating breeders and sellers of sick puppies, supporting and assisting families left devastated by unscrupulous puppy traders, obtaining evidence to provide to local authorities and the RSPCA which has led to raids and in some cases prosecutions, negotiating the safe release of unwanted breeding dogs to rescues, working with documentary makers and the press to expose the barbaric puppy trade and keep the plight of puppy farm breeding dogs front and centre so that the focus isn’t always just on puppies, and of course lobbying for legislative change, we have had no time to do any fundraising for our work or even look for sponsors. In fact, to be honest, we’ve been so 100% focused on our work for the dogs, that the urgency of our need to fundraise didn’t hit us until last week.

What began as a small campaign around a kitchen table in our spare time eight years ago, quickly required full-time commitment by us, seven days a week. And although we are still small in terms of people, we hope you will agree that we have made a big impact with our initiatives over the years.

Ironically about 90% of what we do continues to be covert and behind the scenes – work we can’t share publicly. But we are and have always been happy to be the quiet achievers because taking credit isn’t what we’re about. We’re about developing solutions and getting results for dogs.

However, as we enter a new era in the fight to end puppy farming, we still have an enormous amount of work to do for the breeding dogs and their puppies. And now we need your help to keep going for them, and to keep being the voice of our exploited, abused neglected canine friends.

It is out of character for us to ask for financial support, but as we are now on our knees we need your help to keep going for the dogs that need us. Whatever you feel able to donate, it will be appreciated beyond any words we would write here.

Thank you so much.

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