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
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.
She is microchipped and at the time of disappearing, was wearing a guide togs ID tag on her collar. Her collar is black with a small grey and pink square design.
If you have seen or are aware of this dog, please contact the Guide Dogs Association on 0800 6888409.
Please pass these details on to as many people as you can. Thank you.
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.
Maria needs our help
Mutts in Distress are bringing this beautiful German Shepherd (Alsation) from Bulgaria, where she was spotted on the Internet as looking for a home.
A year on from rescuing Sandy, the white German Shepherd from Greece with the same condition, we are now going to work with Chaim, the vet who repaired Sandy, to fix this little girl and give her a better life too.
Her surgery will be carried out free of charge by this very caring vet and all follow up care will be carried out by Mutts in Distress.
We would like to find Maria a home of her own, so that like Sandy, her sad life will become happy ever after.
Maria is now safe in the care of Mutts in Distress and on 10th March, we are taking her to see Chaim for her initial visit and x Rays, ready to start the next part of her journey to a better life. We will share all costs involved with Chaim, to get Maria's legs straightened - just as we did with Sandy.
Donations are urgently required for her pain killers, pre-op scans, bandaging etc. These are needed in order for Mutts in Distress to help this poor dog.
Together, we WILL make it all better for Maria.
Update 12th March 2015
Well, Maria's journey to a happy, healthy life has begun. She is currently being operated on.
Here she is, all smiles and oblivious to what is to come.
Please keep a look out for this dog
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).
Donation of materials needed for hospital unit
Does anyone have a tumble dryer they no longer need please ?
Dimensions are h 690mm x w560mm x d500mm
We appeal for help sometimes, to save Mutts funds to pay vet bills, which are expensive and ongoing.
If we don't have to buy equipment whenever possible, we can pay more off our vet bill.
Thank you for looking.