Hope Springs Eternal Dog Rescue, Rehoming and Retirement Inc
What does this organisation do?
HSEDR manages a small breed dog rescue in South Australia. We take in dogs that need to be rehomed for a range of reasons and provide all vet services, training and socialisation prior to finding a permanent family for the pet, whose needs match those of the pet.
The organisation has reviewed a number of the reasons that small breed dogs are surrendered to rescues and is implementing programs to help “Keep Pets and People Together” by providing short term boarding (up to 3 months) of pets where their owners are homeless or hospitalised, assisting people experiencing financial stress to pay for urgent medical treatment for their pets via our Pay it Paw-ward Program, and providing food and basic needs for pets of homeless people along with basic vet care via pop up vet clinics.
We work collaboratively with other rescues and services and educate regarding responsible pet ownership. We assist those doing it tough without judgment and promote the concept of paying it forward primarily by helping others who might be in the same situation, when personal circumstances permit.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.