I would like to introduce our Charity to you, with some of the background to how and why the Charity was born. MuffinPug Rescue, a breed specific registered Charity (Charity Number: 1164018) was formed in October 2015.
From small beginnings, our charity has expanded somewhat since its formation with the rescue of MuffinPug. A cruelty case, and a Pug being used as a bait dog. Very poorly at the time, and so badly injured it necessitated amputation of her hind leg, MuffinPug herself today is very well, and copes brilliantly with her life changing disability. She is the figurehead of the rescue, helping to spread the MuffinPug magic word as we actively rescue, rehabilitate, spay/neuter, foster and rehome an ever increasing number of pugs and pug crosses up and down the length of the country with a network of volunteer FairyPug Mothers and Fathers.
In the begiining we had taken 4 pugs into rescue. At this moment, this now stands at over 500.
We have an amazing group of over 450 FairyPugParents who share our aims and objectives. The popularity of the breed continues to grow, unfortunately many come into rescue, some as obvious cruelty and neglect cases, others when owners that know nothing of the breed with their often related health issues, find they simply cannot cope. Pugs are renowned for breathing problems being a brachycephalic breed, and BOAS, often requiring surgical intervention. As they command high price tags, there has been a surge in back street breeding. Many of these pugs not being suitable to breed with, many requiring caesarean sections, and often kept in horrific and unsuitable conditions. There are an alarming number of unregistered puppies always being advertised, the Kennel Club having no control over this. When a breeding bitch can no longer make any money, she will be discarded, being sold on often unspayed for the next person to breed with. We are constantly taking these poor girls into rescue, where we spay and neuter immediately to end this cruel trade.
We are also often asked for help and advice, and part of our work is to educate and not always to judge. There are many reasons that a pug will be surrendered, we will always go down the route of what is best for the pug, and advice accordingly.
As with all charities, we are constantly and actively fundraising, apart from our on going auctions, donation appeals and any other ways to generate funds we can think of, we also hold specific major fundraising events throughout the year.