Pawprints Dog Rescue in Rugby listed for two awards

Pawprints volunteers Emma Howells and Holly, with Tim Bosworth and Jenson
Pawprints volunteers Emma Howells and Holly, with Tim Bosworth and Jenson
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An animal charity in Rugby has been nominated for two awards this year.

Pawprints Dog Rescue, formerly Rugby Pawprints, has been nominated in the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards 2015.

The national awards scheme is run by industry body, the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH), in partnership with specialist insurance providers Petplan.

Pawprints Dog Rescue has been nominated for Animal Charity Team of the Year and founder Anita Twigger has been nominated for Animal Charity Employee of the Year.

She said: “We are completely overwhelmed by the nominations.

“Since starting Pawprints, our aim has been solely to rescue and find safe, loving homes for the hundreds of dogs we help who are found straying or abandoned in the local area.

“Team PDR is bigger than just the volunteers who physically run the rescue; our Facebook group has over 3,000 members now and it is this community spirit which reinforces our mission and keeps us moving forward.”

Winners will be announced in April at the Petplan & ADCH Animal Charity Awards.

Pawprints Dog Rescue has just purchased its first van.

The charity, founded by Anita Twigger, has been busy for over a year trying to raise the funds to buy its own transportation to support the remarkable work it does caring for rescue dogs in and around the Rugby area.

With grants from Support Adoption for Pets of £14,000, Pawprints has finally been able to purchase its new van.

Anita said: “It’s taken a long time but we finally have our own vehicle.”