MP meets VIPs (Very Important Pooches) during visit to Dogs Trust Newbury
Member of Parliament for Newbury, Richard Benyon, visited Dogs Trust Newbury last week (Friday 26th January) and was greeted by plenty of waggy tails from dogs looking for their forever homes.
Mr Benyon was given a tour of the brand new state-of-the-art rehoming centre which officially reopened on 18th January and met a number of dogs currently awaiting their forever homes, including Eddie and Poppy, a father and daughter doggy duo.
Speaking following the visit, Jenny Hopkins, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Newbury, said: “We were delighted to welcome Richard to our brand new rehoming centre and it was a great opportunity to show him the work we do for the dogs in our care who were all on their best behaviour and had extra waggy tails to make him feel welcome.
“Like all of us at Dogs Trust Newbury, it was great to hear that Richard is passionate about animal welfare and it was a fantastic opportunity to discuss key dog welfare issues that we feel so strongly about, including the importance of training when it comes to being a responsible dog owner”
Richard Benyon MP, commented: "I really enjoyed my visit to Dogs Trust Newbury and it was a privilege to see the wonderful efforts of staff at the rehoming centre who work so tirelessly to ensure all the dogs in their care are so well looked after. I was so impressed by the new facilities and to hear that they are going above and beyond to rehome so many unwanted and abandoned dogs in Newbury.”