Wonderful Canine Welfare
Since 2013, our players have helped Dogs Trust make a lasting impact on the lives of millions of dogs
June 24th, 2019
Thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery, over £11.7 Million has been raised, to date, for supported-charity Dogs Trust.
Six years ago, our players began supporting the charity in their vision to improve the dog welfare landscape in the UK - and have a lasting impact on millions of dogs. This includes the 15,000 dogs the charity cares for each year through its network of rehoming centres across the UK.
The money raised so far has allowed the charity to invest in additional highly skilled and passionate staff in several different rehoming centres including the roles of:
- canine carers,
- greeting staff,
- transfer drivers,
- maintenance operatives,
- training and behaviour advisors and assistants,
- volunteer co-ordinators,
- foster home co-ordinators,
- vet nurses and assistants, and
All of these roles play a vital part in ensuring dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages receive all the TLC they need whilst they wait to meet their forever families.
A Lasting Impact On Millions Of Dogs
The funding has also helped enable Dog Trust to maintain and improve its rehoming centre facilities. Funding is currently contributing towards the redevelopment of its Darlington rehoming centre into a world-class facility, better catering to the needs of thousands of dogs, staff and visitors in the North East.
Jim Monteith, interim chief executive at Dogs Trust said, "We are incredibly grateful for the phenomenal level of support we receive from players of People's Postcode Lottery. Our achievements over the last six years are testament to this support and can be seen in the day to day running of our 20 rehoming centres across the UK, with our amazing staff and the work they do with our dogs to get them ready to find their special someone.
"Every pound raised has been vital in allowing us to look after the canines in our care and to improve our centres. We're really looking forward to hitting future milestones together and supporting more dogs than ever before."
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