Saturday, 25 June 2011

The Magnificent Seven - life begins!

A few weeks ago DDA Watch were asked to help with a number of dogs. The dogs had all been held as banned breeds by the police but further examination showed they were Not Guilty!

On 23rd June 7 of those dogs came into our care. Five of the seven were one year old males who were born in and spent their life to date in secret kennels. Their Mum, was also relased as was another female.

Now named Josie, Molly, Tigger, Harry, Cooper, Merlin and Boo their life starts now but they need your help.

Most of them have special diets and have or had skin complaints. All are entire and need neutering. All have great temprements but lack the training and socialisation they should have had. We will look after all seven dogs, rehabilitate them, neuter and eventually rehome them but we need your help to fund this fantastic journey. When they arrived they didnt even have a collar and costs are over £100 per day.

If you can help please donate even a few pounds. You can donate via paypal

or by bank transfer to

Lloyds TSB Bank PLC. 1 West Street, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 6AA.

Bank account name: DDA Watch

Sort code 30-94-41 Account number 31464960

Please help us to help them, we cant do it with out you !

And please keep checking back for updates on the magnificent seven as their life starts now!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

No Voice No Choice Grand Raffle

No Voice No Choice Grand Raffle!

Tickets for the No Voice No Choice Grand ARE NOW ON SALE! Each ticket costs £1 each. Draw will take place at No Voice No Choice at 4.30 pm on Saturday 6th August. When buying your tickets please include your Name, Telephone number, address and email so we may notify you should you win! Once purchased we will email you your ticket number/s via email. A full list of winners will be posted by Monday 8th August. GOOD LUCK!

All prizes listed below

Number of Tickets

Prizes Include:

A one night stay at the beautiful Powder Mills Hotel worth £140 donated by Power Mills Hotel. Winner will receive a voucher for a one night stay in a standard double/twin room for up to two people. Full english breakfast included. Dogs allowed with prior arrangement with hotel, subject to hotel policy(please see hotel website for details). £10 charge per dog to be paid by the winner. Voucher valid until 31st May 2012. Not valid over bank holidays, Christmas, New Year or the Easter Season.

A black Nintendo WII console with WII Plus controller and WII sports and WII sports resort.

A 24 x 32cm, full colour pet portrait from Pastel Pet Portraits worth £60

A Studio Photoshoot worth £50 with James Grist Photography

"Your A Star" Gift Box Kindly donated by Lush

A SIGNED First Edition, specially bound by the publisher hardback copy of A Darker Domain courtesy of author Val McDermid

A SIGNED copy of Thorn In My Side courtesy of author Sheila Quigley

A SIGNED copy of From The Dead courtesy of author Mark Billingham

A SIGNED Hardback copy of Black Flowers courtesy of author Steve Mosby

A SIGNED copy of The Oath courtesy of author Michael Jecks

A selection of SIGNED CD's by the amazing Maria Daines

A SIGNED copy of The Canine Commandments written and donated by Kendal Shepherd.

A SIGNED copy of One Dog At A Time AND No Place Like Home courtesy of author and canine rescuer Pen Farthing and Nowzad, rescuing dogs from war torn areas.

A SIGNED copy of Vet On Call: My First Year as an Out of Hours Vet courtesy of Marc Abraham

6 bottles of wine - 3 red, 3 white

A 70cl Bottle of Famous Grouse Whisky - kindly donated by Kathy Wardley

An A3 professional print of the picture of YOUR choice from Just Nice Photos

A made to measure cooling top coat embroidered with your dogs name - kindly donated by Carole Pesci

A £10 Pets At Home Voucher - kindley donated by Annie Gash

Lorenzo - The Flying Frenchman, tells the amazing story of French horseman Lorenzo and his rise to fame as a trainer and stunt rider, Kindly donated byThe K9 Project

Collectable Plate "Catch of the Day" by Jim Lamb from the puppy playtime collection. Plate no 0281G Kindly donated by Endangered Dogs Defence and Rescue

Collectable Plate "Double Take" by Jim Lamb. First issue in Puppy Playtime collection. Plate no 4593L Kindly donated by Endangered Dogs Defence and Rescue

"Just Pink" gift set by Next Kindly donated byEndangered Dogs Defence and Rescue

Freixenet Cordon Negro 75cl Endangered Dogs Defence and Rescue

No Voice No Choice grand raffle licensed by Horsham District Council. Promoter : A Green Horsham West sussex.

Monday, 13 June 2011

John Robinson

On Monday 6th June we recieved a call telling us that John Robinson, DDA Watch supporter, volunteer and friend had passed away.

Johns name may not ring bells with many as John didnt step out in the limelight but many of our supporters have met John. He was a driving force behind DDA Watch having been working alongside us before we even had a proper name. The very first vigil held for Bruce outside the Northern Ireland office was organised by John in just two weeks. If you received an email in response to the Saving Bruce campaign, you got your email from John.

If you attended Not Guilty! in 2010 you attended because John helped organise it. If you saw any of the tv or radio interviews you saw them because John calmed us down beforehand and helped us make sure we didnt mess it up. If you have been on our website and found it useful you have John to thank. He donated and designed and maintained the website.

If you think we can help get a repeal of BSL you think that because we had John always there, holding us up and pushing us on. He believed we could do it.

John was a true hero we were honoured to know and love and I know many felt the same way.

John will be making his final journey at 1pm on Monday 20th June. If you would like to say goodbye please attend:

Putney Vale Cemetery
Stag La
SW15 3DZ

and afterwards at

Kingston Lodge Hotel
Kingston upon Thames

Everyone is welcome. No flowers but if people would like to make a donation in Johns Memory the two closest to Johns heart were
Rescue Remedies
DDA Watch

We will miss you John xx