This Christmas, NewMed, based in Kent, created and donated gift hampers for local rescue dogs in a bid to raise awareness of the number of dogs who are abandoned during the Christmas period.
The phrase ‘A dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ is a 40 year campaign by Dogs Trust however 2017 saw a 54% increase in calls from people who could not cope with their new dogs1. But the problem is truly a year-round issue; one of the rescue centres receiving a hamper, Karebear Kennels, have 5-10 rescue dogs a week from Swale.
The other centres to receive gift hampers were Labrador Rescue Kent, The Retreat Animal Rescue and the RSPCA. Included in the hampers were a wide range of dog toys and treats so that even dogs without homes could have something this Christmas.