The German Shorthaired Pointer Club
Unfortunately, like most pedigree breeds, there is a need for a rescue organisation and the German Shorthaired Pointer is no exception. Sometimes there are genuine reasons for people having to give up their dog, but there are also the cases of mistreatment and neglect. GSP Rescue relies on the generous donations of various GSP people, the public and by fund raising.
GSP Rescue is run by Sue Pitman who took over approximately 13 years ago. In this time, she has re-homed just over 2500 dogs.
It costs anything between £10,00 - £15,000 a year to keep this essential service running the majority being spent on vets bills and feed. Sue keeps the dog in her own home as the cost of kennelling would make the costs too high.
In an effort to raise funds the following items are available:
Cheques/Postal Orders should be made payable to GSP
In addition there are two or three fund raising events held every year. Donations of food are also gratefully received.
People looking for a slightly older dog, rather than a puppy are encouraged to contact GSP Rescue to see if there is a suitable dog waiting for a loving home. Thankfully it can be reported that there are many lovely stories of dogs finding new, loving homes.
Every dog that comes into GSP Rescue is accessed, behavioural problems dealt with, house trained if required. They will be castrated or spayed by the vet, fully inoculated, micro-chipped and wormed before going to their new home. Other necessary work required to be done by the vet is also carried out. The usual flow through is between three - six weeks, depending on the condition of the dog.
If you would like to help with fund raising, or a donation, or are interested in purchasing any of the merchandise, then please contact:
46 GSPs have been rehomed this year and at present, Sue is delighted to report that there are no dogs currently in rescue with her.
Sincere apologies, but there will be no 2012 GSP Calendar. This is due to the fact that Sue is moving around what would have been the closing date for the photo competition and she did not want to risk losing any photographs between her current and new address. Sue is moving around the 26th August but not to her new permanent address so if you need to get hold of her in an emergency, her mobile number is: 07877 361703. She hopes to get the rescue number diverted to her mobile as well.
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