Donate £ 5 for a rescue dog to receive a Christmas treat
Canine welfare charity calls on people to donate Â£ 5 each this month to make sure the rescuing dogs get some treats or a toy this Christmas.
The move comes as new research shows Britons will spend an average of Â£ 94.97 on doggie grooming this Christmas, with 30% of us spending more than Â£ 100 – making special Christmas dinners, shopping for matching sweaters and let their puppies get away with everything. for a few busy weeks.
The charity behind the initiative, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust (KCCT), supports thousands of rescue dogs each year through grants to shelters and rescues in the UK and is on a mission to making sure they are making a difference for all dogs this holiday season and beyond.
In 2020, KCCT awarded over Â£ 180,000 to welfare projects and increased this amount to Â£ 209,000 in 2021 to support a wide range of dogs in a variety of situations.
Since 2020, the Trust has supported incredible projects such as the ones below, but donations are urgently needed to ensure they can continue this great work into 2022:
- Young Gloucestershire – The Trust funded the provision of a therapy dog ââas part of an early intervention service or marginalized and vulnerable young people, committing Â£ 20,900
- Phoenix Enterprises – Trust funded training of assistance dogs to help adults with learning disabilities – Â£ 3,024
- Refuge4Pets – Funded Treatment for Dogs in Temporary Foster Care Following Domestic Violence Cases – Â£ 5,000
- Our Special Friends – The Trust makes sure that donations reach this Animal Welfare Support Fund, and in April 2021 they awarded Â£ 5,000 with the grant being used to pay for veterinary care and boarding that change the lives of dogs whose owners struggle to cope with the responsibilities of looking after their canine companions
The Rev. Bill King, chairman of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: âOne case that really moved us is that of an 11-year-old Cocker Spaniel called Tate, and his elderly owner, Maureen. Their story reminds us of how well charities like Our Special Friends fully understand the unique relationship people share with their dogs. It also says better than we ever could, why supporting dog organizations is at the heart of our work at KCCT â.
Dr. Belinda Johnston, Founder of Our Special Friends, adds: âWe are very grateful to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust. With his continued support, we can give dogs like Tate the urgent veterinary care they need. â
Reverend King said: âRight now, in the midst of these cold winter months, there are more dogs in need of help than at any other time of the year and as a nation of Self-proclaimed dog lover, it is so important that we look outside of our own canine companions and give what we can to help the lives of others less fortunate.
Toys are not only fun, they are an important part of a dog’s enrichment and well-being, especially when in an unfamiliar and therefore intimidating environment of a rescue center. They are also a vital bonding tool between dogs and their human friends â.
To help with donation efforts, please refer to www.kennelclubcharitabletrust.org/christmas-2021