George Howarth, MP for Knowsley, visits Dogs Trust Merseyside
George Howarth MP for Knowsley visited Dogs Trust Merseyside to meet with the rehoming centre’s dedicated staff and some of the canine residents waiting for new homes.
It was the first time Mr Howarth had visited the Huyton-based rehoming centre and after enjoying a tour of the site and meeting some of the dogs, he discussed the charity’s wider work, including the rescuing and rehoming of illegally smuggled pups and the Lets with Pets scheme which encourages landlords to accept tenants with pets.
Speaking following his visit, Mr Howarth, said:
“It’s a great site and it was wonderful to see how well the dogs are looked after as well as hear about how much work goes into making sure a dog looking for a forever home is perfectly matched with its new owners.
“It was also shocking to hear about the evidence Dogs Trust has uncovered of unscrupulous breeders and dealers in Central and Eastern Europe transporting underage puppies into Great Britain illegally under the Pet Travel Scheme and selling them online to unsuspecting buyers. I applaud Dogs Trust’s work to highlight this issue and for providing care and support for any puppies seized at the border.”
Dogs Trust Merseyside Manager, Georgina Lowery, said:
“We were delighted to welcome George to Dogs Trust Merseyside and introduce him to some of the dogs currently in our care. He was really keen to understand our rehoming process as well as the wider issues that Dogs Trust campaigns on.”
If you would like to know more about the dogs waiting for their forever homes at Dogs Trust Merseyside please call 0300 303 0292.