David Simpson MP visits Dogs Trust Ballymena
David Simpson, Member of the Democratic Unionist Party and MP for Upper Bann recently visited Dogs Trust Ballymena Rehoming Centre and was greeted by a number of VIPs (very important pooches).
Mr Simpson is passionate about animal welfare and at the County Antrim-based Centre he met with front line staff to discuss key dog welfare issues including dog fighting and Dogs Trust’s ongoing puppy smuggling campaign. He also toured the Rehoming Centre with the charity’s Northern Ireland Campaigns Manager, Adrianne Peltz, and met some of the dogs currently awaiting forever homes.
Adrianne Peltz, Dogs Trust Campaigns Manager for Northern Ireland:
“We were delighted to welcome David Simpson to Dogs Trust Ballymena today. All of our dogs were all on their best behaviour and had extra waggy tails to make him feel welcome.
“Like all of us at Dogs Trust Ballymena, David is passionate about animal welfare. It was a fantastic opportunity to discuss key dog welfare issues that we both feel so strongly about.”
David Simpson said:
“I was delighted to visit Dogs Trust Ballymena today. It was a pleasure meeting all of the staff and some of the wonderful dogs in their care.
I have so much praise for Dogs Trust and all the work they do. We discussed a number of important issues including the charity’s ongoing work with the Police Service of Northern Ireland on dog fighting and Dogs Trust puppy smuggling campaign. I look forward to working with and supporting Dogs Trust, including their community events, rehoming and nationwide campaigns, in the future.”