PLEASE NOTE THAT AS FROM 1ST NOVEMBER 2012, STAFFORD RESCUE VICTORIA IS NOW A REGISTERED CHARITY WHICH MEANS THAT ANY DONATIONS OVER $2 ARE NOW TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
The Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of Victoria Inc Rescue Service was started in 1985.
The intent was to establish a central point of contact for those who had lost or found a Stafford. Unfortunately this service provided by the Club is fast becoming one of the most used. Today our aim is:
To operate an adoption scheme for the protection of these dogs and above all, to provide a last chance for a happy and secure home.
With the increasing popularity of the breed more Staffords are ending up in animal shelters or as unwanted pets. In some cases the ‘Staffy’ has become the fashion accessory of youth, purely as a macho status. For some it’s a fleeting encounter as they are faced with the needs of an energetic dog that quickly becomes too demanding on their time. It’s a fact that Staffordshire Bull Terriers need to be ‘Part of the Family’. They simply cannot be left in the backyard. (Put yourself in their shoes… would you like that??)
With a deep knowledge and passion for this wonderful breed the current rescue co-coordinators are Linda Szirer and Jan Hutton, along with several other support volunteers. There is no ‘used- by date’ placed on these rescue Staffords, they are cared for and loved as long as needed until a suitable ‘Forever Home’ is found. They are Desexed, Microchipped and Vaccinated prior to being re-homed. With the knowledge and love for the breed a lot of care is placed into matching the right Staffy to the perfect family.
This rescue service is run entirely by volunteers and relies on donations.
We are all here for the same reason – A Love for Staffordshire Bull Terriers.