During these uncertain times our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Now is the time for all of us to stay safe. Therefore please be advised that the trustees have agreed to cancel both the AGM due to be held on Sunday 19th April 2020 and the Scottish Gathering due to be held on Sunday 17th May 2020. There are no plans to reschedule either of these events to later in the year. All current AGM business will be deferred for 12 months and we will provide more clarity in the Autumn Newsletter.

Please also be advised that the Vita Canis – Style to Rescue Show as advertised on page 5 of the Newsletter and which was due to be held on Sunday 26th April 2020 has been cancelled.

For the time being the Annual Party due to be held on Sunday 2nd August 2020 is still expected to take place. This of course remains under review and the event may be cancelled if the Coronavirus outbreak has not fully subsided before then. Please check our website and Facebook page nearer the time to find out if the party is still going ahead.

Please note that the STECS Newsletter was printed immediately after Crufts in early March and it has not been feasible to edit and reprint the original document. At the time of printing the Newsletter the UK was still in the Coronavirus containment stage and it had not been anticipated that the situation and infection rate would accelerate so rapidly. Our top priority is for the protection and welfare of our volunteers and supporters, but at the same time ensuring that we remain available to help any Scotties urgently in need.

If you need help with your Scottie during the Coronavirus crisis STECS will do all that we possibly can. If anyone feels isolated with no family close by please get in touch with any of the officers listed on the back page of the Newsletter.  However please remember that our officers and volunteers may themselves be self-isolating or may have succumbed to the virus.

In the event that you may become poorly we suggest that you write down your dogs’ routine especially if any dogs are on medication, and identify each dog if there are multiple dogs in the household. For example, Sally Brindle Bitch, red collar, age 10, 2 meals a day at 8 am 6 pm of mixer and wet food. List the medication for each dog and your vet’s contact details. List the emergency numbers of your friends, family and of STECS – 07891203212 (Welfare Officer).

Rest assured that we will do all that we can to keep your dogs safe if you are taken poorly over the coming months. Thank you for your understanding.

The Trustees
Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme

STECS – Rescuing Scottie Dogs

We are Scottish Terrier Emergency Care Scheme for the UK, our aim is to provide new homes for all Scottie dogs (Scottish Terriers) in need.

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Crufts 2018: Ben Parkinson MBE and STECS

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Summer Party

In addition to our normal fun and activities, Paul and Gill Simms will be organising a Scottie agility competition. ...
02 Aug 2020
12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Thompson House
Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan WN6 0PP
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