Trout mousse will be one of the items on the menu at the Waggy Tails Dog Rescue centre at Canford Magna thanks to a donation of healthy dog food worth over £13,000.
Graham Smith, Chief Executive of Worcestershire based pet food supplier Fish4Dogs Ltd met volunteers from Waggy Tails at a recent fun day organised by PamPurredPets and felt compelled to donate to the charity after meeting some of the rescued dogs by the dedicated team. The Fun Day also generated over £1,200 for the charity.
PamPurredPets Marketing Manager Charlotte Sturmey visited the charity to see how the 16 rescued dogs awaiting re homing were enjoying the healthy diet on behalf of Fish4Dogs.
Shelagh Meredith, founder and chairman of Waggy Tails Rescue, said that the high quality food will help feed the dogs in their care, including dogs with foster families, for six months.
“PamPurredPets have supported Waggy Tails since 2008 and raise about £5,000, which is wonderful as the situation with stray and unwanted dogs gets steadily worse,” said Shelagh. “Unfortunately most members of the public who buy dogs from unknown sources do not appreciate the problems they may have. They may be very interbred resulting in health issues not apparent until they are older. Dogs and puppies are now being imported from Eastern European countries, where the conditions may be even be worse. All this means that the demand for rescues grows and more and more dogs are put to sleep every year by local authority pounds because there are no spaces in rescue centres for them.”
Anyone who can offer any support to Waggy Tails, or would like to foster or rehome an animal, should call 01202 875000 or visit www.waggytails.org.uk