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MSP for Glasgow Shettleston meets some Very Special Pooches (VIPs)

John Mason MSP for Glasgow Shettleston paid a visit to Dogs Trust Glasgow recently to meet with some very special constituents; rescue dogs looking for new homes to call their own.

Mr Mason was greeted with lots of waggy tails and spent time with staff during his visit to find out all about life at the Rehoming Centre.

Mr Mason has been a supporter of Dogs Trust for many years, having previously visited the centre.

Sandra Lawton, Rehoming Centre Manager for Dogs Trust Glasgow, said:

“We’re grateful to John for popping in to see us. It was a great opportunity to highlight the dedication of our staff and how the charity’s presence in Scotland has expanded to include even more teams, who do a wide variety of work in the animal welfare sector.

“Like all of us at Dogs Trust Glasgow, John is passionate about animal welfare and it was really beneficial discussing key dog welfare issues we feel so strongly about, such as the impact public firework displays have on the wellbeing of dogs at the centre, throughout the festive period; and our hope that we can work towards reducing the number of these locally in the future.”

John Mason said:

“It was a pleasure meeting all of the staff at Dogs Trust Glasgow and some of the wonderful dogs in their care. As well as their rehoming efforts I got to hear all about the varied work of the charity, including its Dog School, their campaigns and all the public engagement work they do in schools and local communities.

“I have so much praise for Dogs Trust and all the work they do. We discussed important issues, including the importance of promoting responsible dog ownership in a bid to ensure more dogs remain in happy homes. I look forward to working more closely with and supporting Dogs Trust in the future.”

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for more than 14,000 abandoned and unwanted dogs a year. For more information about Dogs Trust, call 0141 465 0839.