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ŠKODA renews partnership with Dogs Trust

ŠKODA renewal its partnership with Dogs Trust as the official vehicle supplier to the charity.

As Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, the core function of Dogs Trust is to reduce the number of stray dogs that are destroyed in Irish pounds each year and to educate the public about responsible dog ownership. Since opening its state of the art rehoming centre in Finglas, Dublin in November 2009, Dogs Trust has helped save the lives of over 4,000 stray and abandoned puppies and dogs. Dogs Trust also launched a new Puppy Wing this summer, in response to surging levels of puppies being abandoned in Ireland. The new wing spans over 300 sq ft and will save the lives of an additional 500 puppies and their Mammies each year.

The partnership sees ŠKODA adding a ŠKODA Yeti and a ŠKODA Roomster to the charity’s existing fleet of ŠKODA vehicles. Ciara Walsh, Marketing Communications Manager, ŠKODA Ireland said; “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Dogs Trust. Both the Yeti and the Roomster are designed for those with an active lifestyle boasting impressive interior spaciousness and functionality which makes them perfect for dog-loving families. The Dogs Trust team are on the road every day rehoming stray and abandoned dogs and we’re proud to be part of this journey helping thousands of dogs find loving homes in Ireland.”

Mark Beazley, Executive Director, Dogs Trust added “Our mission is to prevent the unnecessary destruction of dogs and to allow the dogs that we do re-home to live long and happy lives in their new homes. Fundraising is crucial to Dogs Trust as we re-home over 1,500 dogs a year yet we receive no government funding, so the help from ŠKODA is hugely appreciated. Our new Puppy Wing, which will cost an additional €400,000 a year to run, will be home to 6 mothers, their puppies and up to an additional 30 puppies at any one time, providing the veterinary care, socialisation and, most importantly, a safe and loving environment to get these puppies on their paws and ultimately into loving homes.”