Mutts in Distress is an animal shelter located at Normandale Kennels,
in Little Hallingbury near Bishops Stortford on the Hertfordshire / Essex border.
We rescue dogs from local pounds that would otherwise be destroyed, and offer them for rehoming.
We also provide:
A qualified and approved microchipping centre
Identity Discs sold and engraved while you wait
Dog leads and collars for sale
Find us at:
New Barn Lane, Little Hallingbury, Bishops Stortford
Hertfordshire, CM22 7PR.
Tel : 01279 656633
Charlie calls in with some presents
A massive thank you to ex Mutts dog Charlie, who came to see us and brought
Christmas goodies for his fellow Mutts. 44 brand new dog toys, new treats and
cat presents. Thank you to Charlie's family too, for remembering the dogs who
haven't found their own families yet. We've got so much wrapping up to do !
We urgently need your help
Can you offer a foster home to one of the needy dogs waiting for their chance at home life ?
Foster homes are urgently required as there are too many dogs for the kennel spaces available.
We also really need a homechecker for the Brentwood area.
Volunteers are always needed to help with the rescue dogs, cleaning kennels and veterinary runs etc. particularly on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday mornings and all day Saturday. If you can spare any time to care for needy animals, please contact the kennels to arrange some volunteer work.
Our thanks to Sara Williams for buying a much needed chest freezer for Mutts. Also, thanks to the kind couple that donated a second hand fridge/freezer. Both will be used thoroughly.
Does anyone have some spare fencing panels or patio/paving slabs ?? If you have any that are surplus to requirements, please call the kennels who will gratefully take them off your hands.
Our thanks to those who donated kitchen units, wall tiles and lamps. They are all much appreciated.
Donations of vet bed and fleece type bedding
Now that the wet weather is here, we are finding it extremely hard to dry all the blankets so kindly donated throughout the summer.
We need bedding that is soft and cosy, but easier to dry. We are appealing for vetbed type bedding, it looks a bit like sheepskin, usually cream coloured but comes in all colours and patterns. It's very warm and very easy and quick to dry. We are also looking for the soft fleece blankets. Again, very warm, cheap to buy and easy to dry. We are also in need if some more dog coats -all sizes. We do have lots of dog coats but with record numbers of dogs in this year, many have just worn out or been destroyed by the dogs! Winter creeps in fast in rescue!
Can you offer a tin of dog food please ?
Due to living as strays and eating whatever they could find, we have several dogs arriving with poorly tummies. The six puppies due in soon will need a bland diet also. We are getting through so much tinned Chappie, that we are stripping the shop shelves of the stuff!
This is an appeal for donations of tins of Chappie dog food please. We are desperate for more tins due to a huge demand.
Can you add a tin or two to your shopping please ? (We do have drop off points for people in Harlow if it's not convenient to come to the kennels).
Help find missing guide dog Tess.
Tess is a 6 year old black curly coated Retriever. She went missing in Nairn, Scotland on 23rd July while out on a walk with her owner Fraser.
Her disappearance was very sudden and frequent searches of the area have been fruitless, not one sighting of Tess has been reported. It is very likely she was snatched at the time or found later by someone who decided to keep her. There has been some publicity local to Nairn which might force someone to pass her on or abandon her elsewhere. As it is two weeks now, she could be anywhere in the country.
Tess is microchipped and at the time of her disappearance, was wearing a guide dogs ID tag on her collar. Her collar is black with a pink and grey squared design.
We urge anyone who has seen a dog that matches her description or who may have taken Tess in for safe keeping, to get in touch with the
Guide Dogs Association on 0800 6888409. Please spread the word and hopefully, she will be home soon.
Thank you to Ellie
Twelve year old Ellie Carveth-Ames of Harlow won a 'good citizens' award by doing charity work and helping in the community. She won £100 and donated it to Mutts.