Dogs looked after at Cardiff Dogs Home are £40,000 closer to new kennels, following the award of two grants, applied for in partnership with local charity The Rescue Hotel.
A £10,000 grant from the Kennel Club Charitable Trust has been successfully secured, in addition to a £30,000 grant from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London.
Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Michael Michael, said: “Together, these two grants represent a huge boost to plans to refurbish the Dogs Home so we can provide the dogs who find themselves in our care the kind of comfortable, stress-free surroundings that will allow them to thrive until we can find them a permanent home.
“With 64 dogs coming into the Home last month alone, the fundraising efforts of Sam Warburton and everyone at the Rescue Hotel are needed as much as ever, and we’re grateful to everyone who has generously donated so far.”
Reverend Bill King, Chairman of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “Helping organisations such asCardiff Dogs Home improve their facilities for the important work they carry out with rescue dogs is at the core of The Kennel Club Charitable Trust’s work in making a difference for dogs. We know how important it is for these dogs to have a safe environment and are honoured to be able to help support such a valuable cause”
Margaret Hulme, Grants Manager at Battersea, added: “We hope that this grant will help make a real difference to the lives of animals. At Battersea we want to support rescues and shelters, not only by awarding funding, but also by sharing the experiences and knowledge we have gained as an animal welfare charity that has been rescuing and rehoming animals for 160 years.”
Cardiff Dogs Home currently looks after between 750-900 dogs every year, prior to reuniting them with their owners, or finding them a new forever home. A new onsite vet practice also operates from the Dogs Home, providing affordable neutering for dogs.