Time for a Festive Paws at Dogs Trust Ilfracombe

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is giving local dog lovers the chance to have a look behind the scenes at their rehoming centre next month.

The rehoming centre is going to be hosting its first virtual ‘Festive Paws’ Tweetathon on Friday 4th December, where supporters can find out what goes on at the centre, meet some of the team – and of course, some of the dogs looking for homes.

Supporter Relations Officer, Amy Bingham, will be in the social media hot seat, guiding you through breakfast time, walkies, training, rehoming and dinner time with our dogs.

She says:

"Around Christmas time, I’m usually out and about, speaking to people about the work of Dogs Trust, thanking them for their support, as well as helping with some festive fundraising. However, as this isn’t possible this year, we thought we would open up our doors virtually, so our supporters can still see how we’re working hard for our dogs.

"As well as our rehoming work, the Festive Paws Tweetathon will also be a chance to reflect on some of our other services, such as the Canine Care Card, a service that gives you peace of mind that your dog will be cared for should the worst happen to you. We hope it will help give supporters an insight into just how far their kind donations go – and how we look forward to welcoming them back to the centre, when we’re able to reopen to the public once again." 

As part of the interactive event, there will be lots of opportunities to see the dogs being cared for by the West Down based rehoming centre, have a look around the centre and ask questions. To join in the on the day, please go to Dogs Trust Ilfracombe’s Twitter feed on Friday 4th December between 8am – 5pm and follow the hashtag #festivepaws.

Dogs Trust Ilfracombe is currently closed to members of the public but we are still able to rehome dogs, using our socially distanced ‘handover at home’ process. If you have space in your heart to give a dog a new home, now and after lockdown, check out our website to see who’s up for adoption.

We estimate that up to 40,000 more dogs could need support as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Experience tells us that many dog owners will face the heart-breaking decision to give up their dog. We want to change the tale and be there when dogs and their owners need us most. To see how you can help, please visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/changethetale.