To whom it may concern.
A Way Out is a charity that supports vulnerable women, children and families. In April 2016, a woman came into our service in crisis, after fleeing domestic violence her home had been broken into and her dog Tasha was missing. A Way Out supported the women to secure a safe place to stay and the search for Tasha resulted in her being picked up and taken to the pound in Stockton-On-Tees.
The pound was only able to hold Tasha for 7 days, unfortunately they could not rehome Tasha as she was aggressive around other dogs, therefore she was facing being put down. Her owner was devastated by this as she was not able to have her in her new accommodation, however we did not give up hope.
After numerous calls to dog agencies the NASSL in Darlington saved the day. Not only did they take Tasha in at no cost but they looked after her with such wonderful care and attention with daily walks and lots of love and affection.
The National Animal Sanctuaries Support League has gone above and beyond to help Tasha and her owner. The owner has now moved into a safe flat of her own where she has been reunited with her beloved dog. The NASSL have gone above and beyond providing Tasha with food that will last a substantial amount of time, a winter coat, a lead and food bowls. In addition to this they have had Tasha checked out at the vets where she luckily got a clean bill of health.
At A Way Out we cannot thank the wonderful NASSL enough for their amazing love and support, the difference this provided to Tasha’s owner cannot be overstated. Both Tasha and her owner are now on the path to recovery and doing extremely well.
Thank you NASSL
(Complex Support Worker)
I am writing personally to offer my heartfelt thanks for taking in ‘Blackie’ at such short notice. Without your assistance, this dog may have needed to be put to sleep. Without sen/ices such as yourselves, all parties involved with this dog would have been left significantly distressed. Your prompt intervention has stopped this from happening. The service you provide and the way you provide it speaks volumes.
Refugee Support Worker
Peterlee Women’s Refuge
On behalf of the women and children of the Hartlepool Refuge, I would like to express my appreciation toward the service offered by the National Animal Sanctuaries Support League. Pauline Wilson of NASSL is a valuable asset in the support she offers to our families, she understands the nature of our service, deals with clients sensitively and thoughtfully. When a family move into the Refuge NASSL acts immediately accommodating the family’s pet. This is very important to us as it is a relief knowing that the animals are going to be looked after by caring and professional people. We will continue to use the service as a vital support to families fleeing domestic violence.
Peterlee Probation Service