Devon animal charity named finalist in 2015 Animal Charity Awards
Animal charity, K9 Focus Dog Rescue in Devon, has been shortlisted for Animal Charity Team of the Year in the Petplan and Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) Animal Charity Awards.
Now in its third year, the awards celebrate the incredible work, dedication and commitment of animal charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK, identifying charity teams, volunteers and employees that go above and beyond in their mission to improve animal welfare.
The charity was set up by Lynne and Nick Hall with the aim of rescuing abandoned dogs in the local area. The pair also sought to increase public awareness of the plight of many dogs simply left in canine pounds. The charity is run entirely by volunteers, each of whom love to watch the dogs under their care develop into family pets.
The charity said: “The K9 Rescue is both proud and honoured to be chosen as a finalist. It is a credit to all of our volunteers who give their time freely and work endlessly throughout the year to rescue and rehome our dogs.
“They are true K9 Angels and without them the rescue could not exist. To reach the finals is a real boost for our team’s morale, especially in what is often an emotional rollercoaster.”
What stood out for the independent panel of judges was the efforts of the charity team, which is put into rehabilitating the animals under their care.
This was particularly evident in the case of Rolo, a rescue dog taken in by the charity in December 2013. Rolo arrived at the centre as a traumatised 18 month old dog, but with time to settle and constant work by the kennel staff, he began to build up some trust and eventually started to behave like any other puppy. Rolo has gone on to find a permanent home this year.
Petplan’s head of Marketing, Isabella von Mesterhazy, said: “It’s a huge honour to announce the finalists of our Animal Charity Awards. Each and every one of the nominees tirelessly work to ensure the wellbeing of the animals under their care, and these awards seek to celebrate this fantastic work.”
Winners will be announced on the 22nd April 22, 2015 in an awards ceremony at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). For further information, and to view a full list of finalists, pop over to the Petplan website
(from a press release)
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