Sherry the double amputee dog from Dogs4Rescue is inviting the people of Manchester to walk the last mile of her marathon with her, this coming Sunday 15th September at Heaton Park, Manchester.
Sherry has been running one mile a day for 26 days on her new wheels to raise £15,000 to help create a new Visitor’s Centre at the dog rescue she calls her forever home.
Shot and paralysed in her home country of Bulgaria and rescued there by Twitchy Noses, Sherry was brought to the UK by a kindhearted family who later found her injuries too much to manage.
Dogs4Rescue took her in 5 years ago and paid for both legs and her tail to be amputated to give her a better quality of life. Sherry took delivery of her new custom wheels in August and has been joined by different supporters every day for her mile. She is now asking dog lovers of Manchester to join her for her final mile.
Sherry’s 26th Mile will take place at Heaton Park, Manchester meeting at the back of Heaton Hall at 11am. Dog friendly dogs are welcome. Organisers ask that all dogs be kept on the lead and under control whilst walking with Sherry.
Emma Billington founder of Dogs4Rescue said: “Sherry has been in her element during her marathon. She’s so confident on her new wheels and is raring to go every day. She has loved meeting so many people and we are hoping many dog lovers will come and cheer her on for her final mile. She is so friendly and loves meting people and has made appearances at The Beech Inn Chorlton, The Oasthouse in Spinningfields and Missguided offices in Trafford. Posing for ‘Selfies wiv Sherry’ is the dream for our queen and she inspires everyone she meets.”
Dogs4Rescue has pioneered kennel-free rescue in the UK saving dogs on death row in pounds over here and abused dogs from around the world including Bulgaria, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Romania, Oman and the meat trade in China. They have rehomed over 1200 dogs in the Greater Manchester area and hope to significantly increase that number by creating the new Visitor Area.
Emma Billington said “The rescue is located at our home and we only have our kitchen for visitors, so currently we can only welcome those looking to adopt and a few regular volunteers. So many supporters want to come and see our free-running rescue in action and we are hoping it will encourage more to consider adopting a rescue dog. The new visitor area will be transformative for us and out-of-hours can provide another area for our specialist enrichment volunteers to work with the more frightened dogs. We also hope to be able to welcome community groups such as lonely pensioners who would benefit from an afternoon with our dogs.”