New charity launched by Norfolk husky owner

by Leanne Thompson on January 22, 2014

A Husky and German Shepherd dog rehoming charity has recently been set up, using its founder’s heroic canine pet as its inspiration.

Blue-eyed Siberian husky Bolt is unique, because since being rescued by Yarmouth-based Thomas Marriot last year, he has been offering companionship to people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Previously neglected, Bolt’s story is a special one. His previous owner would leave him on his own for hours and rarely took him outside for exercise. When his new owner noticed that he was underweight and underappreciated, he offered to care for the animal full time. Speaking about the pooch, he said:

“Bolt is a brilliant dog. He’s got an amazing temperament, and is calm and friendly.”

Soon after welcoming the dog into his life, Marriot founded Bolt’s Norfolk Rescue for Huskies and GSDs. He was inspired by his grandfather, who also devoted his time to GSD foster caring.

When the charity was officially launched on December 31, Bolt began accompanying people on nature walks. The 100% non-profit organisation rehomed seven dogs in just two weeks. Signs of behavioral probems, malnutrition and mistreatment were focused on to ensure in-need animals were cared for and matched with a new owner in a timely manner.

Speaking about the kind of owners the team is looking for, Marriot said:

“Ideally it needs to be someone who loves walking, because it’s important they are exercised on a regular basis.”

Those who want to donate money to the charity can call 01493 856694 or find out more on the group’s Facebook page.

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