Member of 'paw'-liament visits VIPs (Very Important Pooches) during visit to Dogs Trust West London
Member of Parliament for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Nick Hurd, visited Dogs Trust West London on Friday (14th September) and was greeted by plenty of waggy tails from dogs looking for new owners.
Mr Hurd was given a tour of the rehoming centre based in Harefield, and met a number of dogs currently awaiting their forever homes, including Dan the two year old Trailhound.
Following the visit, Dogs Trust West London’s Assistant Manager Jo Lloyd said:
“We were delighted to welcome Nick to our rehoming centre and it was a great opportunity to show him the work we do for the dogs in our care – all of which were on their best behaviour and had extra waggy tails to make him feel welcome.
“Like all of us at Dogs Trust, it was great to hear that Nick cares about animal welfare and it was a fantastic opportunity to discuss key dog welfare issues that we feel so strongly about, including designer puppy breeds such as French Bulldogs and Pugs being smuggling into Britain from Central and Eastern Europe.”
Nick Hurd MP, commented:
“I enjoyed my visit to the Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Harefield and especially meeting Dan the Trailhound. It was fantastic to see the wonderful efforts of staff at our local rehoming centre who work so tirelessly to ensure that all of the dogs in their care are incredibly well looked after. I was so impressed by the huge range of facilities available to their canine residents and delighted to learn that they are going above and beyond to rehome so many unwanted dogs in Harefield London.”
Last year the rehoming centre rehomed 653 dogs and has already rehomed 450 dogs this year. If you are interested in adopting one of the centre’s pooches please call 0300 303 0292.