Weʼve raised £6,305 to help us supply our veterinary clinic for the dogs of the homeless and vulnerable!
- Liverpool, United Kingdom
- Funded on Tuesday, 31st October 2017
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In 2014, Ruby Shorrock, then a veterinary student at the University of Glasgow, formed the founding committee of The Trusty Paws Clinic.
Ruby became concerned about the homeless and their pets in Glasgow after discovering there were no hostels which allowed dogs, or any accessible veterinary care for them. Taking inspiration from a similar charity at Nottingham vet school, Ruby and her peers soon had the first clinic up and running, with the London branch following soon after!
In January 2017, we realised Liverpool was facing a similar problem to Glasgow, so we began to explore the possibility of opening our own clinic. After many phone calls and emails, we are now on our way to running our first clinic this winter!
They are organised in partnership with a local charity, Care for the Paw and y are run once a month out of our drop-in centre. All treatment is carried out by vet students, under the supervision of a qualified vet. This not only provides an amazing learning opportunity but also helps raise awareness of homeless hounds with the newest members of the profession. We encourage a friendly and informal environment at our clinics, this helps both the dogs and owners to feel more comfortable. It’s incredible seeing the bond between them, and it’s a wonderful job ensuring the health of the dogs.
However, this comes at a cost! We have a huge list of essentials that we require prior to our first clinic such as bandages, stethoscopes and medicines.
Therefore, we are organising a Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge for the University of Liverpool Vet School to take part in on Sunday 8th October 2017. This gruelling 23 mile hike will take us to an altitude of 2388 feet and it's not for the faint hearted!
We would be grateful for any money that you can donate and please tell family and friends about our trip and who we are so that we can get The Trusty Paws name out there.
Scott, Emily, Amelia, Kathryn, Josh, Freya, Grace, Aisling, Alice and Alex
(Trusty Paws Liverpool Committee)
- 10 months ago
The Trusty Paws Clinic - Liverpool10 months ago
Hello everyone! Thanks so much for the donations so far, with just under 2 weeks to go we've now exceeded £1,500. Keep on sharing our page and spreading the word!
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Oct 31, 2017
Well done on your 3 peaks challenge. Good luck with your venture.
Oct 27, 2017
Well done ladz xxxxx
Oct 25, 2017
Well done everyone for such hard work and such a great cause, wishing you the very best with the project.
Oct 23, 2017
Congrats bic boys hoping this helps towards saving those doggos xx
Mrs B Couzens
Oct 23, 2017
Well done Elizabeth and the team.
Oct 22, 2017
Woof woof well done Chester x
Oct 22, 2017
I wish you all the best.
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The Trusty Paws Clinic - Liverpool
Liverpool, United Kingdom
We are a group of veterinary students from Liverpool University. Following the success of Trusty Paws Clinics in London and Glasgow, we are now looking to set up our own Liverpool Branch! However first we need to raise funds so we can stock our clinic.
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