The fire which happened over night on the 4th April 2019 at the Jerry Green Dog Rescue, Nottinghamshire Centre, thankfully, injured none of the staff or rescue dogs.

However, there was considerable damage done to the boiler room and equipment where the fire started. 

This boiler ensures the centre is able to house dogs searching for their forever home. In the short term, centre staff have purchased heaters to ensure the kennels continue to be a safe and warm environment.

The cost of these alone has had an impact and with the boiler needing to be replaced and repairs looming to ensure the future heating of the centre, we wonder if you would be able to help.

Shelley Wilks, Head of Welfare and Operations for all of our centres has been coordinating work at the Nottingham Centre to ensure we can re-open it as soon as possible has said, “Although we thankfully have had warmer weather today, the nights remain cold and there’s no guarantee that the weather won’t take a turn for the worst. Being able to have staff on site and keep the kennels warm has been the main focus today while we try and get everything back to normal.” 

We would like to thank our staff for their quick thinking actions and ensuring none of our dogs were in danger, the Fire Brigade for their brilliant efforts to put the fire out as quickly as possible and all of the supportive messages we have received from our supporters.

The main reception area at Jerry Green Dog Rescue will be open as normal tomorrow. 

Jerry Green Dog Rescue are grateful for any donation you are able to make to help cover the cost of the temporary heating, and to maintain the warmth while we plan for the long term future solution.