Haslemere Hound to Have Its Day Raising Funds for Local Charity

Humanimal Trust is delighted to be involved in 2019’s ‘Haslemere Hounds’ project after local artist Wendy Richards approached the charity having been inspired by its founder, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick.

The project has seen local artists and schools decorating more than 100 fibreglass Hounds that are being displayed throughout the area from May until September, as The Hound Parade.

Wendy’s Hound, named ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’ features portraits of famous dogs, from Greyfriars Bobby to Lassie, and also includes Professor Noel Fitzpatrick’s beloved Border Terrier Keira.

Signed by Professor Fitzpatrick, ‘Every Dog Has Its Day’ will be auctioned off following the display period in September and comes complete with a copy of Professor Fitzpatrick’s book, ‘Listening to the Animals’ with funds raised going towards supporting the work of Humanimal Trust, the charity he founded in 2014.

Wendy comments, ‘Having read Noel’s story I was so inspired by the need he identifies for human and animal medicine to collaborate and share knowledge where there are similarities between species. I wanted to contribute to Humanimal Trust in working to bring this about and this seemed a fantastic opportunity to do just that.’

Jo Blake, Humanimal Trust spokesperson adds, ‘We are extremely grateful to Wendy for her kind support and quite simply bowled over by her talent in producing something so beautiful. We hope everyone will share our admiration for all of the Hounds as part of this year’s initiative and are very excited to be involved in the project.’

Humanimal Trust is a registered charity that drives collaboration between vets, doctors and researchers so that all humans and animals benefit from sustainable and equal medical progress but not at the expense of an animal’s life. This is a concept known as One Medicine. For further details of the charity and its work, please visit www.humanimaltrust.org.uk.

Further details of the Haslemere Hounds project can be found via www.haslemerehounds.co.uk.

Wendy, Noel and Keira
Wendy Richardson and her Haslemere Hound, 'Every Dog Has its Day,' pictured with Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and Keira