Dogs Trust celebrates two wins at charity awards

Dogs Trust’s Public Affairs team has won two ComRes Parliamentary Charity Awards for ‘Best Parliamentary Campaign’ and ‘Best Animal Welfare Campaign’. 

The final shortlist and winners of the new annual ComRes Parliamentary Charity Awards have been announced, with Dogs Trust collecting not one, but two sought after accolades.  Alongside this, Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, were also shortlisted for the ‘Biggest improvement in its relations with Parliament’ category. 

The awards, run by ComRes, recognise the campaigning charities that lead their field in communicating with parliamentarians across nine categories. 

Claire Calder, Head of Public Affairs at Dogs Trust said:

“We are absolutely delighted to have won awards in such prestigious categories and to have also been shortlisted in another category. Given that these are the only Parliamentary awards which are nominated, and judged, by MPs themselves, our successes really are testament to the hard work of the team and charity as a whole.

“We faced tough competition, so it’s fantastic to get recognition for our longstanding work on putting an end to the cruel puppy smuggling trade and many other issues to ensure the welfare of dogs is always taken into consideration by policy makers.

“We’ll continue our political work across the UK and are looking forward to the awards next year already!”

The awards are unique in that MPs themselves are asked to name the charities that lead across each category, in a completely open process - 150 MPs took part in the nominations.

Dogs Trust’s Public Affairs team engage with policy makers in Westminster, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the European Union with the aim of improving any legislation that impacts on dog welfare.