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Charities split

AT THEIR meeting on 7 November 2001 PRO Dogs' Trustees accepted the decision of its sister charity, Pets As Therapy Trustees, to separate the two charities. The decision was dictated by conditions imposed by Pets As Therapy's successful appeal on GMTV's 'Get up and Give' earlier this year.

The effect of this decision is that Pets As Therapy will move to separate offices and that PAT volunteers need not initially join PRO Dogs. Those members of PRO Dogs who are also PAT visitors will, it is hoped, continue to support both charities, and those now joining Pets As Therapy will, of course, be welcomed by PRO Dogs, should they wish to join.

Both charities have declared their intention to continue to co-operate closely for the benefit of dogs and the people they serve.