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Nestlé Purina donate food for homeless dogs


Photo by Nigel Sutton
Pictured with Bumble (NCDL Top Dog!) are (l-r): Annette Hayes,
Friskies Winalot brand manager; Clarissa Baldwin, NCDL chief executive.

THANKS TO Purina Ltd, many homeless dogs won’t go hungry this summer. Purina has donated £1,000 worth of its dog food, Friskies Winalot, to the NCDL’s Hope Project.

The NCDL runs the Hope Project to help homeless dogs, by providing free preventative veterinary care for dogs belonging to owners who are homeless or in housing crisis. The Hope Project helps hundreds of dogs at a monthly clinic at the Beaumont Animal Hospital in central London. In addition, the Hope Project runs an outreach service in key cities across the UK, enabling dogs to have neutering operations at no cost to their owners.

Purina have made this very generous donation to ensure that any dogs visiting the London clinic can receive a free big bag of Friskies Winalot after their treatment.

Ruth Alsopp, Nestlé Purina Corporate Relations Manager, explains: ‘We’ve supported the NCDL for many years now, and think their Hope Project is an exceptionally good initiative.

Not only does it help the dogs who receive the treatment, it also benefits their owners, as in many cases their dog is their only comfort n a difficult situation. We are only too happy to support this work in any way we can.’

Clare Kivlehan, manager of the NCDL’s Hope Project, comments: ‘On behalf of all the dogs and owners at the Hope Project we would like to thank Purina for their generous donation.

The food will make a lovely treat for all the dogs visiting our clinic at the Beaumont Animal Hospital – I’m sure we won’t have any leftovers!’.