11.06.2020 08:15 am

Wild at Heart Foundation believe in dog. We believe that a dog can lift our mood, change our day, keep us active and transform a house into a home. They are our fierce protectors, guard us and perform heroic feats. They offer freely what humans can spend a lifetime learning, which is to love unconditionally. They save our lives in many ways.

This is why Wild at Heart Foundation wants to end the suffering of these amazing creatures. Through our international dog rescue and adoption work, we are working towards a day when every dog, no matter where in the world they come from, can live a life free from fear and pain.

2015 saw the launch of the Wild at Heart Foundation, founded by Nikki Tibbles, London's most sought-after florist and creator of Wild at Heart.

As a lifelong dog-lover, and with six rescue dogs of her own, Nikki was compelled to create an organisation which addressed the severity, scale and urgency of the global stray dog crisis - currently estimated to be some 600 million - and so Wild at Heart Foundation was born. In May 2015 the charity was officially registered by the UK's Charity Commission.

Since then, Wild at Heart Foundation has gone on to rehome sterilise over 25,000 dogs, rehome over 1,400 dogs from overseas to the UK, and educate some 25,000 children. Our work spans some 20 countries, with projects, rescue campaigns and partner shelters all around the world. The work that Wild at Heart Foundation undertake focuses on getting to the root of the problem, creating lasting solutions to the problems of neglect, cruelty, abandonment and mistreatment that dogs are subject to the world over.

The Foundation is part funded by a donation of profits from the Wild at Heart business and by funds raised through public and private donations, fundraisers, events, and corporate partnerships.

Useful Facts & Figures

• The charity was founded in 2015 by Nikki Tibbles

• Since starting up, the Foundation has: Rehomed over 1,400 dogs. Spayed and neutered over 25,000 dogs. Educated over 25,000 children

• We rehome an average of 30 dogs a month

• It costs an average of around £25 - £50 to spay or neuter a stray dog

• It costs £10 to give a puppy their DHPP vaccines, protecting them against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus.

• If one stray dog has puppies, that one litter will result in 67,000 puppies on the streets in just 6 years.

• The vast majority of the shelters overseas operate a 90%+ kill rate, with dogs euthanised within 48 hours of arrival

• Our international rescue work includes projects in such countries as: Bahrain, Bosnia, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Greece & The Greek Islands, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Lebanon, Moldova, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Thailand, and here at home in the UK.