Money '˜paws' in for dog rescue charity

Fundraisers in Rugby '˜pawsed' for thought at the weekend to help a dog rescue charity.

Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 2:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th August 2016, 3:40 pm
The money helped Pawprints Dog Rescue.

A fundraising day took place at Pets at Home Rugby in aid of Pawprints Dog Rescue.

Games included ‘splat the manager’ and a raffle with a car as top prize.

Staff are continuing to raise money for the charity for the next two weeks.

Phil Bevington, senior store manager at Pets at Home, said: “We also took this opportunity to present them with a cheque for £8,800 so they can redevelop their vet room and set up an agility area for their tenants.

“We have been a longstanding charity partner of Rugby Pawprints Dog Rescue. In the past we have raised money for them, supplied them with pallets of food etc. A few years ago we even bought them a van.”

Pawprints began as a Facebook group offering advice and guidance on responsible dog ownership within Rugby and the surrounding areas.

They actively assisted owners in searching for their lost or stolen dogs and were allowed access to local pounds to help reunite strays with their loving owners.

Pawprints has now helped save hundreds of stray dogs facing euthanasia having served their statutory time in the council pound.

Phil said the store was proud to be associated with the rescue charity.

“They do such good work in the area,” added Phil.

“We even witnessed a small piece of the good they do on the day when they successfully reunited a lost dog with its owner. We hope to carry on our association with them for many more years.”