September 27th, 2016

Can you give a dog a good home?

Updated: 5:12 pm, May 06, 2015

VALE dog lovers are being urged to re-home a four legged friend as part of a new charity scheme.

Dogs Trust Evesham have launched the ‘Home from Home’ project which aims to get residents to become a volunteer foster carer for dogs who find kennel life stressful.

They are therefore given a temporary home until they are ready to have permanent owners of their own.

The Rehoming Centre held an information evening on the scheme on Wednesday, May 7 which also marked the beginning of

the late night openings, which will see the centre open to the public until 8pm every Wednesday up to September.

Chris Slight, centre manager, said: “Dogs Trust volunteer foster carers provide a lifeline for dogs who need some extra TLC.

“Some dogs cope with kennel life better than others, but for those who struggle, being in a temporary home can make all the difference, helping them to relax and aid their adjustment into a new home.

“All dogs on the scheme need to be cared for during the day and not left for longer than four hours. If you love dogs, but can’t commit to the lifelong commitment they need then this could be the next best thing.”

Families will receive the full support and advice from the centre, and will be equipped with everything they need such as food and bedding, with the vet fees also covered by Dogs Trust.

Anybody interested in re-homing a dog or looking for more information on the scheme can contact the centre on 01386 830613.

Candy. (s)

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