on Jul 15, 20

The gift of shelter and safety for dogs in need

Instead of receiving gifts for her birthday this year, Hanna has created a registry for her favourite charity, Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming NZ (CDRRNZ).

Hanna recently became involved in helping CDRRNZ through her work at a council animal shelter, and by wanting to find more ways to help dogs in need find new homes.

“They are amazing, and have helped us re-home more dogs from the Shelter. Some dogs need more training, expensive vet care or socialisation that can’t be done whilst staying at the shelter, so by having such a great relationship with CDRRNZ, we are able to help find homes for more dogs in need.”

Hanna has enjoyed fostering a few dogs herself, and says it gives them a nice break from the shelter before they find their forever homes.

“A lot of dogs experience many firsts with us and I love it!”

After seeing a friend create a charitable birthday registry through The Good Registry, Hanna thought it was a great idea and decided to create her own.

“I’m hoping I get a few donations and it feels like a great way of helping out my favourite rescue.”

Hanna says she hopes her registry will also bring more awareness to the work that CDRRNZ does, and provide another way for people to help animal rescues.

Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming is a registered charity that is fighting to end the life-chaining of dogs in New Zealand. They’re a non-judgemental rescue that exists to help change the lives of our furry friends who cannot speak for themselves. CDRRNZ rescues all sorts of dogs — big and small, young and old, some with serious medical conditions — and helps as many as they can. They also work to empower people to become better dog owners, and give them the tools to do so.

CDRRNZ helps hundreds of dogs a year throughout New Zealand, including life-chained dogs, dogs that they re-home, and community dogs they assist.

  • $10 buys a dog 5 meals — and means 5 full bellies!
  • $25 buys a dog a microchip — so if anything happens, a dog can be found and identified
  • $50 buys a Parvovirus vaccination — so no dog has to suffer needlessly

Hanna knows how hard CDRRNZ works to improve the quality of life of dogs all throughout New Zealand.

“They don’t only help chained dogs, but they help a lot of dogs from council pounds. They do everything with council registration, and thorough checks of their foster homes as well as new homes. They take training very seriously and do everything they can to help the dogs find their right homes.”

For her birthday, Hanna plans to have lunch with her friends, and catch up with family. Pictured with Hanna is her own beautiful pup Taz.

You can find out more about Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming at their website, Facebook or Instagram. And if you’d like to support them through Hanna’s registry you can do that here.

You can also set up your own registry, for your birthday or special event here.

- Ainsley Harris

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