28th Oct, 2016

Dogs Trust bags nearly £4,000 in donations

Laura Kearns 30th Aug, 2016 Updated: 13 hours ago

DOGS Trust has bagged nearly £4,000 from Co-Op shoppers.

Sales of 5p carrier bags have helped raise £3,850 for the rehoming centre in Kenilworth, which say they will put the money towards veterinary and training costs.

Branches of the Heart of England Co-Operative across Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire generated more than £30,000 in carrier bag sales, which has been shared among local charities.

Dogs Trust spokeswoman Helen Barlow said: “This money comes as a welcome donation.

“Here at Kenilworth we have around 180 dogs in our care at any one time. We have a non-destruction policy so rather than put a dog down we are supported in various ways including our network of foster carers and sponsors whose invaluable support is of direct benefit to the dogs.”

Visit www.dogstrust.org.uk to find out more.