Dogs Trust to deliver hampers to homeless dogs

Homeless dog hampers are to be handed out. Picture; contributed

Homeless dog hampers are to be handed out. Picture; contributed

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Dogs Trust is to deliver hampers to homeless dogs this Christmas after 170 homelessness organisations requested parcels for 1200 dogs.

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The charity will be delivering gifts to homelessness organisations in Scotland for more than 90 dogs.

The hampers contact coats, blankets, collars, leads, treats and toys to dogs and their owners.

Clare Kivlehan, Dogs Trust Hope Project Manager, said: “Everyone knows that the bond between a dog and its owner is a strong one but for homeless people their dog can often be their only friend. Christmas can be an especially difficult and lonely time for people in housing crisis so we’re delighted to be able to distribute these hampers to help make Christmas happier for them and their dogs and it is amazing that this year we will be able to reach over 1200 dogs.”

“With 82%of homeless people saying that their dog is their best friend, we are proud to have provided our Christmas parcel service, as well as essential and life-saving veterinary care, to thousands of dogs over the years”

Homelessness organisations or veterinary surgeries interested in finding out more information about the scheme should call Dogs Trust on 020 7837 0006 or email hopeproject@dogstrust.org.uk.

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 16,000 stray and abandoned dogs each year.

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