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Lincolnshire Great Dane charity to receive £3,500 grant from Pet Plan

The Great Dane Adoption Society based in Boston, Lincolnshire, is to receive a £3,500 grant from The Petplan Charitable Trust.

The Great Dane Adoption Society was formed in 2000, with the aim of relieving the suffering and distress of Great Danes, many of whom have been neglected by their owners and are now homeless. Great Danes are very ‘people friendly’ dogs who desperately crave home comforts. The Society provides temporary shelter and veterinary treatment before eventually re-homing them.

The Society has a dedicated team of two staff who work tirelessly to help over 160 dogs per year, roughly 30 at any time. Whilst the majority of the dogs that are brought to the Great Dane Adoption Society stay in the charity’s kennels before they are re-homed, some are placed in 'foster care' until a suitable permanent home can be found. The £3,500 grant from the Petplan Charitable Trust will fund the installation of a central heating system in their new Hamlet kennel block.

Fiona Pinkney, communications manager for Petplan comments "When the dogs arrive at The Society they have often literally outgrown their owners and their homes – they are big dogs requiring huge amounts of personal attention which many people don’t realise when buying them as a puppy. Therefore, the Petplan Charitable Trust is delighted to offer them significant financial assistance to help them upgrade their facilities and really make a difference."

The £3,500 grant forms part of The Petplan Charitable Trust’s annual financial awards. This year over £125,000 has been donated to a variety of deserving welfare charities. Now in its eleventh year, The Petplan Charitable Trust was set up by Petplan, the UK’s number one pet insurance provider, to improve the wellbeing of dogs, cats and horses by funding education and welfare projects. To date over £3.75m has been raised.

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