In August 1995, it was decided there was a need for a registered charity and "Staffordshire Bull Terrier Welfare" was created, to work alongside the other SBT rescue groups in the country, but to have a different unifying role. The “hands-on” work would be left to the regional groups, whilst "SBT Welfare" would become a support group, encouraging the others to work together, as in unity there is strength.
Charitable status was conferred on “The Welfare” (as it's colloquially known) on 14th October 1996.
The Right Honourable Lord Hattersley of Sparkbrook became patron of the charity in 2011.
“The Welfare” offers financial help to those who have Staffordshire Bull Terriers and are in need of financial assistance, for veterinary fees, kennelling and similar contingencies. Requests for such support are subject to a majority approval of the trustees.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Welfare relies entirely on public donations for its continuing existence. In their turn, many Staffordshire Bull Terriers rely on “The Welfare” to help them lead a healthy life.
You can help us to help Staffords in a number of ways: by joining as a Friend, by making a donation, by Standing Order, a charity cheque, remembering SBT Welfare in your will. You may also be interested in rehoming a Stafford currently in need, which you can do by contacting your nearest affiliated group.
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