Du­vets gone to the dogs


Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

It means lo­cal land­fill is spared and the dogs ben­e­fit Cllr Keith Bur­rows, Hilling­don Coun­cil’s cab­i­net mem­ber for re­cy­cling

HILLING­DON Coun­cil col­lected close to 1,500 dis­carded du­vets when stu­dents left Brunel Uni­ver­sity at the end of the aca­demic year and made a spe­cial de­liv­ery to the Dogs Trust re­hom­ing cen­tre in Hare­field.

The stu­dents’ un­wanted bedding was col­lected by the coun­cil’s waste and re­cy­cling team lor­ries and un­packed at the Dogs Trust, where the grate­ful ca­nines will use the plush new bedding while wait­ing to be adopted into more per­ma­nent homes.

The joint ven­ture be­tween the Hilling­don Coun­cil, Brunel Uni­ver­sity and Dogs Trust means the thrown out du­vets find a great new lease of life in 72 ken­nels and don’t end up in lo­cal land­fill.

Jo Lloyd, as­sis­tant man­ager of Hare­field Dogs Trust, said: “We are very grate­ful for th­ese kind and gen­er­ous do­na­tions. It’s lovely to see our dog­gies bury them­selves un­der the du­vets and get all snug­gly at night. They love it.”

Cllr Keith Bur­rows, cab­i­net mem­ber for plan­ning, trans­porta­tion and re­cy­cling said: “We are re­ally happy to help the uni­ver­sity shift all th­ese du­vets, es­pe­cially as it means lo­cal land­fill is spared and the dogs ben­e­fit.

“It is a great day for the re­cy­cling team too, who love to get in­volved and help.”

The trust is al­ways look­ing for du­vets, tow­els and cud­dly toys for their ca­nine friends and would wel­come do­na­tions any­time.

They are also run­ning sum­mer events in Hilling­don of­fer­ing free ad­vice, mi­crochip­ping and train­ing. Neu­ter­ing vouch­ers will also be avail­able for el­i­gi­ble res­i­dents.

Com­fort zone – Joseph Bran­nan from Hilling­don waste team, with five-year-old Daisy Chain and Jo Lloyd from the Dogs Trust with a pile of du­vets do­nated from Brunel Uni­ver­sity halls

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