Dog charity based in St Albans set up competition to raise funds

The money raised will be used to cover the costs of looking after the dogs.

The money raised will be used to cover the costs of looking after the dogs. - Credit: Archant

A dog charity has organised a prize draw to raise funds to cover canine medical costs.

The French Bulldog Saviours Hertfordshire, which is based in St Albans, has arranged the draw with support from local businesses to raise funds to cover the costs of looking after the dogs they home.

French Bulldog Saviours specifically look after French bulldogs and aim to find permanent homes for them.

The question-led prize draw will run until Halloween and the public is asked to donate £1 through the charity’s Just Giving website. Participants will be asked ‘When is Halloween? December 25 or October 31’ and should state their answer in the comment box that appears when submitting a donation.

Vouchers for the Pudding Stop, cinema tickets to the Odyssey and £300 worth of paintballing vouchers are among the prizes that have been donated.

Area coordinator, Alex Kerr, who lives in St Albans, said: “I’m also trying to raise the profile of French Bulldog Saviours; we are entirely volunteer run and we need foster carers and people to adopt.

“Medical care is not cheap for the breed, which a lot of people underestimate when buying a puppy.”

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The charity is also calling for more volunteers and people willing to re-home the animals in order for them to keep taking in dogs.

Alex continued: “We have an incredible network of volunteers but the rise in numbers of dogs needing our help means we need assistance.

“We are desperate for new foster carers as there are more and more dogs coming into the charity all the time and we can’t take them if we don’t have anyone to look after them.”

To enter the competition or to donate, visit

For more information about volunteering contact the charity through their Facebook page, French Bulldog Saviours Hertfordshire.