Dogs Trust

Animal Welfare charities are experiencing unprecedented calls for help as a result of the cost-of-living crisis.

dogs trust logoAccording to Karolina Kovács, Trusts and Foundations Manager at Dogs Trust, calls have doubled compared to last year:

“Our contact centre received over 2,000 handover request calls in the first 12 days of January this year; in the same period of 2022, we received just over 1,000 calls.”

To help support struggling pet owners, the charity set up a Temporary Relief Fund and applied to Petplan Charitable Trust for a grant. We were delighted to donate £10,000.

“Thank you for your kind donation to our Temporary Relief Fund, which aims to help will keep dogs and their families together during this cost-of-living crisis,” says Kovács.

“Your support will help provide relief to people struggling with high and unexpected vet bills where the alternative would be to rehome a dog with us. Through our Temporary Relief Fund,  we hope to ensure that our kennel capacity is not overstretched – ensuring that we can focus on finding new forever homes for stray, abandoned or relinquished dogs that come to our centres through no fault of their own.”

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