Millbry Hill join Animal Friends of Turkey for a sponsored dog walk ...

Millbry Hill join Animal Friends of Turkey for a sponsored dog walk ...

 The past few weeks, our team at Millbry Hill head office have been busy collecting sponsors for the amazing charity, Animal Friends of Turkey.
Animal Friends of Turkey was set up in 2018 by Carol Holbrook, a frequent visitor to Turkey and a long-time activist in animal welfare, with the aim of rescuing dogs with little to no chance of a future in Turkey.
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The charity was brought to our attention when one of our team members decided to rehome a dog in need and now we have a new Millbry Hill team member, Ronnie (previously Kenny).
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Just like the majority of dogs the charity help, Ronnie didn't have the best start to life. He was obviously a dog that had a family to start with, but was sadly dumped on a highway when his family couldn't be bothered with him anymore. He was found darting in and out of traffic, risking his life to get to safety and will have been terrified looking for his family. Its horrible to think of what could have happened to him if wasn't rescued by an animal welfare volunteer.
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Ronnie will be making his way to his new home shortly and is expected to arrive in the first two weeks of June. Needless to say, we all cant wait to meet him and we know that he will have the best life!
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The walk was held on Sunday the 22nd of May in Richmond, we all got together with our dogs and family members and the team from Animal Friends of Turkey and off we went.
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As you will see when you look at their website, the animals that are in need of a new home are some that have merely been abandoned, while others have suffered levels of cruelty that at times that are beyond belief. 
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The walk was around 6km in the beautiful countryside and we all had a great time on the way around.
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The guys from the charity were all so easy to get on with and we had a great chat with them all and their dogs were great.  

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 We got the chance to walk past the Abbey, which was really impressive to see and much larger in person than we expected.

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All of our dogs had so much fun exploring and getting to know one another. They even had a little dip in the river. 
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After walking up and down some rather steep stairs and banks, we were back on the flat for a while, we all had a chance to stop for two minutes and regroup, as we had some power walkers in the group.
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The final set of stairs was ahead before we knew it at the castle walk. 
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We took this opportunity for a quick group photo.
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It was so important for us to help this amazing charity, with all the hard work they put in to make sure the dogs are safe and off the streets and receive the medical attention they require in some/most cases.
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It costs a great deal more than the £490 adoption donation they ask for to bring just one animal back. The commercial transport cost of one place for a dog on a van is now around £1,000 alone. It is more if travelling to Scotland, thus the reason for the request for £590 donation to this location. This means the charity then have to raise the remainder, along with all vet bills, food and foster care. All donations are vital.
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We strongly urge anyone interested in getting a new puppy or dog to adopt and not shop. Help support charities and the animals in need.
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In total, Millbry Hill have raised £1000 for the Animal Friends of Turkey, we would like to thank all of the staff that have taken part in this walk, along with their family, friends and dogs.
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We kindly ask, if you are able to spare anything, then please do so to this charity and help them keep up all of the work they are doing.
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