What is the Saving Hope Foundation?
The Saving Hope Foundation rescue litters who are in urgent need, providing foster care and finding homes.
Saving Hope Foundation is a non profit organisation that campaign for the end of ineffective breed specific legislation and for all shelter to have transparency, accountability and be required to meet a minimum and humane treatment standard, nationwide.
They also run desexing and responsible ownership campaigns.
I was made aware of Saving Hope Foundation through a good friend of mine, Kim. They had been given another litter of malnourished puppies and it was called the E litter, which means all the names had to begin with E. Kim thought it would be nice if one of the pups was called Emma after my daughter who passed away in 2017, aged 22.
If you have time and love to spare, have you considered fostering? Their superstar Saving Hope Foundation foster team care for dogs in need while they wait for their forever homes. This is a rewarding role and can fit around your lifestyle. They can only save as many dogs as they have fosters for, so if you can welcome a dog or puppy into your home on a temporary basis they would love to hear from you.
Why was the Saving Hope Foundation started
A PUPPY CALLED HOPE
“The Saving Hope Foundation story begins with our namesake, a pit bull puppy named Hope.
We first met Hope as a sick and scared 4-week-old pup at Silverdale Animal Shelter. She was malnourished, dehydrated and without medical care and attention.
She was scheduled to be destroyed because of her breed. The council-run shelter would not release her for adoption or to a rescue agency, even with all usual rights waived.
The public outrage and resulting social media campaign resulted in Hope being seized by the SPCA and fostered until she was old enough for her forever home with a Saving Hope Foundation family.
She has grown into a happy, healthy and gentle dog and we are lucky to have her as a reminder of both how much we’ve achieved so far, and all the innocent lives at stake if we do nothing. There are so many dogs still to help and we are just beginning our journey!”