|Grand Finale at Garlieston
The Birthday celebration walk at Garlieston brings the series of walks to a tremendous close!
|Our latest Charity Shop
Thornhill Shop Opened 29th April!
|Kilco donates to our dogs
Local firm makes donation to the kennels
"Waggy Tales" is launched to coincide with our tenth anniversary
|Scrap Cars raise cash for the dogs!
Do you own a car you need to get rid of? Then please consider donating it to us through Giveacar!
|GLADD DAY 2012
GLADD day 2012 in Dumfries Town centre raises lots and even makes it on the TV!
|Christmas Cheer from Pets at Home
Pets at Home send Christmas donation to our dogs
|Give a Dog a Christmas Bone!
Spoil your dog this Christmas!
|Dalbeattie Coffee Morning Raised £550! Well done everyone!
A big thank you to everyone who came along to support the coffee morning held on Saturday 3rd November! We raised a fantastic £550!. Thank you to all who helped run the event too! Well done everyone
|Send us your Doggy Stories
Dogs put the fun in life!
As we approach our tenth anniversary in March 2013, we have many successes to reflect on and much to celebrate such as the sound reputation we have established as a professionally run rescue and rehoming centre which not only serves the needs of local people and dogs but has extended help to those further afield and found Forever Homes for dogs right across the UK. Perhaps our greatest achievement is still to come as we will soon be rehoming dog number 3000.
However, there is a constant cloud hanging over us in that we lose thousands of pounds of legacies which were clearly intended to help the Glencaple Centre but due to circumstances outwith our control are claimed by our predecessors. It is not possible to give an accurate sum but it is certainly well into six figures.
Many of these situations we are only aware of because they are dealt with locally but, of course, many people all over the UK and beyond have roots in Dumfries and Galloway and may have made wills in favour of Dovecotewells. Unfortunately, unless the name of the Charity is correct on the will, the money can be legitimately claimed by the national charity that formerly operated from Dovecotewells. The legal position is quite simple, any legacy must go to the named individual or organisation irrespective of their current address and the fact that they have moved away is completely irrelevant.
This situation has, of course, occurred because:
1. Many wills were made a long time ago and have not been updated.
2. We occupy the same premises so, sadly, many people believe that we are still the same Charity.
3. In spite of numerous letters to local solicitors and press releases, we have simply failed to make the desired impact. This sad situation has two very unfortunate consequences viz:
a. Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre is losing huge sums of money which could be put to such good use to benefit the local area, increase our range of services and, of course, help even more dogs. Every penny we receive is spent on directly caring for dogs.
b. Most importantly, the wishes of the deceased are not being fulfilled as they intended which is particularly sad as many of these “lost legacies” are from people who have supported this Charity in recent years.
Please help us to rectify this situation by making as many people as possible aware of the problem and ensuring that if you or any of your family or friends wish to leave a lasting legacy, it is vitally important to specify it is for DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY CANINE RESCUE CENTRE, DOVECOTEWELLS, GLENCAPLE, DUMFRIES, DG1 4RH.
Likewise, if you made out your will some time ago, please ensure that it is updated to reflect your wishes.
If you would like more information regarding legacies, please contact the Kennels on 01387 770210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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