Aspley Guise-based charity Hula Animal Rescue has become a subsidiary of the rescue and rehoming charity National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT).
After many years of dedicated service, the HULA Trustees handed over to the NAWT Trustees late last month, so NAWT is now responsible for all aspects of HULA’s work and operations.
For some time the HULA Trustees had been considering how they could best secure the long-term future of HULA Animal Rescue to ensure the charity continues to provide such important services to the local community.
HULA has had a long-standing and supportive friendship with NAWT and both organisations share the same values with regard to animal welfare and rehoming pets, as well as the welfare of their employees and volunteers.
The HULA Trustees concluded that NAWT could provide the support and expertise of a rescue and rehoming organisation along with the knowledge and resources to help HULA develop, whilst allowing HULA to retain its unique character and remain part of the local community.
NAWT now has six rehoming centres across the south of England and has grown mainly by merging with existing charities. Prior to HULA, their most recent merger was with Clacton Animal Aid in 2011.
In a joint statement, the outgoing HULA chair of trustees Robin How and Laura Magee, chair of trustees of National Animal Welfare Trust said: "This is very exciting news for both organisations, and we want to thank all the HULA employees, volunteers and supporters for their continued commitment and support.
"We look forward to the future as NAWT continues the great work of HULA."
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