A good morn­ing for Dogs Trust

TV pre­sen­ter vis­its Dogs Trust ken­nels

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Goolis­tan Cooper goolis­tan.cooper@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

THIS Morn­ing pre­sen­ter Ea­monn Holmes stopped by the Dogs Trust in Hare­field to sup­port its work in re­hom­ing un­wanted dogs, and to hand over a bumper sized cheque.

A DOGS’ char­ity in Hare­field re­ceived a £5,000 do­na­tion and a visit from morn­ing TV favourite Ea­monn Holmes.

The Sun­rise and This Morn­ing pre­sen­ter vis­ited the Dogs Trust Hare­field ken­nels and of­fices last Tues­day to see the good work the char­ity does and help hand over the bumper cheque.

The money comes from An­i­mal Friends In­sur­ance and is to sup­port the Love Re­hom­ing cam­paign – a pro­gramme which helps aban­doned an­i­mals find new homes and lov­ing own­ers.

The Dogs Trust Hare­field in Harvil Road is a re­hom­ing cen­tre cur­rently car­ing for 150 dogs which helps find new homes for hun­dreds of stray and aban­doned an­i­mals each year.

Mr Holmes, who is mar­ried to his This Morn­ing co-pre­sen­ter Ruth Langs­ford, has a close affin­ity to the Dogs Trust af­ter us­ing the char­ity to get his own spe­cial four-legged friend. He said: “Maggie our dog who I re­homed from the Dogs Trust has com­pletely changed my life. I’m pas­sion­ate about the im­por­tance of re­hom­ing pets as a re­sult

“That’s why cam­paigns like Love Re­hom­ing are so vi­tal and im­por­tant. I just can’t get over the love that Maggie gives to Ruth and I, I would like to urge ev­ery­one that they should get a dog from a re­hom­ing cen­tre like the Dogs Trust.”

On hand to give over the cheque was An­i­mal Friends In­sur­ance founder and MD Elaine Fair­fax. She said: “I am very proud to sup­port the Love Re­hom­ing cam­paign and Dogs Trust and to con­tinue sup­port­ing an­i­mal wel­fare.

“I truly be­lieve that an­i­mal lives are pre­cious, and that it is the duty of pet own­ers to do what they can, not just for their own pets, but for an­i­mals in need all over the world, which is why I sup­port the ef­forts of an­i­mal res­cue cen­tres and the Love Re­hom­ing cam­paign.”

Dogs Trust Hare­field is one of 20 re­hom­ing cen­tres lo­cated around the UK that cares for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Richard Moore, Dogs Trust Hare­field re­hom­ing cen­tre manager said: “We were de­lighted to wel­come Elaine and Ea­monn to Dogs Trust Hare­field and are in­cred­i­bly grate­ful for the gen­er­ous do­na­tion.”

Photo by Katie Lamb WL150670

FURRY FRIENDS: Elaine Fair­fax, Marta Kurpin­ska, Ea­monn Holmes and Ruby the dog at Hare­field Dogs Trust

n DO­NA­TION: Ea­mon Holmes vis­its Hare­field’s Dogs Trust ken­nels

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