The UK Romanian Dog Rescue was founded in 2014 by Jennifer Gilbert and Lisa Webster, two dedicated animal lovers, who brought 28 imprisoned dogs to the UK from a horrific existence in Romania, where laws allow inhumane treatment of captured stray dogs. The kennels were established on the land at Chimney Farm thanks to the kindness and generosity of fellow animal lover Julia Stephenson, the owner, who is also passionate about rescuing dogs.
Lisa and Jen have been rescuing these dogs and rehoming them in the UK for over 2 years now. By joining forces with Chimney Farm, they will be able to expand and develop an international rescue program focusing on helping dogs from other countries as well as Romania, and developing overseas neutering programs. The name has now changed to Chimney Farm International Dog Rescue.
At Chimney Farm the dogs are housed in beautifully converted stables with a secure one acre grass paddock to explore and remember what it feels like to be a dog again! They are loved and walked daily by a team of dedicated volunteers. As part of the rescuing mission the dogs are rehomed to suitable adopters, who undergo a strict rehoming process.
Chimney Farm Project pupils have the opportunity to interact with the dogs and take them for walks in the beautiful grounds.