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Dogs Trust Loughborough Wins National Pet Award

Dogs Trust Loughborough has won the National Pet Month ‘best charity event’ award after their endeavours were officially recognised by the National Pet Month Trustees. Under the banner ‘Celebrate Your Pets’, Dogs Trust showed us how to do just that in style. With an event that drew in the local community, there were many activities going on from craft sessions for children to a Mr Darcy weekend, Mr Darcy being the much loved sponsor dog.

Dogs Trust wins NPM charity event award

Dogs Trust Loughborough has won the National Pet Month ‘best charity event’ award after their endeavours were officially recognised this week by the National Pet Month Trustees.

Under the banner ‘Celebrate Your Pets’, Dogs Trust showed us how to do just that in style. With an event that drew in the local community, there were many activities going on from craft sessions for children to a Mr Darcy weekend, Mr Darcy being the much loved sponsor dog. 

Phil Sketchley, National Pet Month Chairman commented: “National Pet Month is all about celebrating pets and the amazing role they play in our lives whilst at the same time helping local pet charities raise much needed awareness and funds. Through this event, Dogs Trust Loughborough raised almost £250 and more importantly 41 dogs were re-homed over that period. We’re absolutely thrilled!”   

Says Nikki Smith, Dogs Trust Loughborough Re-homing Centre Manager: “At Dogs Trust we love dogs and we’re delighted to have been part of the ‘Celebrate Your Pets’ campaign. To hear that we’ve been selected as having the best charity event is something we never expected and our event found homes for 41 dogs, meaning there are 41 families with new pets!”          

National Pet Month 2015 will run from 01 April – 04 May, see how you can get involved at www.nationalpetmonth.org.uk

To find out more about Dogs Trust Loughborough please call the team on 01509 880 070 or visit the team at Hill Farm, Wide Lane, Wymeswold, Loughborough, LE12 6SE. www.dogstrust.org.uk

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Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with 20 Rehoming Centres across the UK and one in Dublin. Dogs Trust cares for over 17,000 stray and abandoned dogs every year.

For more information, please contact the Dogs Trust Press Office:

Hannah Baker

Press Officer

020 7833 7616

hannah.baker@dogstrust.org.uk

National Pet Month is a registered charity number 1114880 which works to promote responsible pet ownership whilst celebrating the bond between people and their pets.

National Pet Month’s Top 10 tips for responsible pet ownership are:

1. Think carefully before getting a pet and learn about its special requirements.

2. Ensure your pet is sociable and well trained.

3. Provide a nutritious and well balanced diet.

4. Provide suitable housing and bedding.

5. Clean up after your pet and worm it regularly.

6. Protect against disease. Your vet can provide you with advice.

7. Prevent unwanted litters and neuter your pet when appropriate.

8. Groom your pet regularly.

9. Control your pet and ensure it is properly identified.

10. Take out pet insurance for dogs, cats, rabbits and horses to cover against unexpected veterinary fees

Trustees are the Petfood Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) and NOAH (National Office of Animal Health).

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Nicole Paley on 020 7379 9009 or Alison Glennon on 020 8370 3688

 

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