Use the dog and bone to offer fur-ever home - The Evesham Observer

Use the dog and bone to offer fur-ever home

Evesham Editorial 27th Mar, 2020   0

DOG-LOVERS who wish to offer a four-legged friend a forever home are being asked to make appointments to visit over the phone by Dogs Trust Evesham staff.

The UK’s largest dog welfare charity, which has 20 rehoming centres across the UK including its popular venue in Wickhamford, has put in place plans to protect the health and wellbeing of its staff and visitors, whilst continuing to carry out the essential work of caring for and rehoming dogs.

Dogs Trust Evesham now offers an appointment-only system for potential adopters and all centres will be closed to walk-in members of the public until further notice.

The charity will also run appointments for people who wish to give up their dog for any reason. People who have a current reservation or are due to collect their new family member will not be affected and can contact their local centre by phone if they have any questions.

The charity is also postponing all non-essential community events and has suspended Dog School training classes, including those based at the rehoming centre, for the time being. Those wishing to donate any pre-loved items to the charity are asked not to bring donations to the Wickhamford-based centre or nearest charity shops in person, until further notice.

Staff will be limiting all unnecessary social interaction, frequently washing their hands with soap and sanitiser and visitors will be asked to wash their hands or use hand sanitiser before and during their visit.

David Franklin, regional manager at Dogs Trust, said: “The health and well-being of our staff and our local communities is of paramount importance to us. We will continue to monitor and follow advice from the Government and are doing what we can to limit non-essential travel and contact.

“We need to continue our essential work of caring for and rehoming as many dogs as we can in a way which aims to protect everyone involved in the process.

“If you feel unwell or are experiencing any symptoms, or if you or a family member are self–isolating, we ask that you please don’t attend your appointment but call us so we can work out the next steps for you.

Call 0207 837 0006 to book an appointment.


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