Dogs On The Street (DOTS), a charity providing help for dogs belonging to the homeless community, has been given a boost to its funds in the form of a cheque for £3,000 from Davies Veterinary Specialists.
A small animal referral practice based near Hitchin, Davies raised the money for DOTS as its charity of the year for 2020. DOTS operates mobile weekly street ‘stations’ across the UK offering food and dietary advice as well as providing accessories such as coats, bedding, collars and leads. The charity creates pathways for owner rehabilitation to overcome mental health issues, which can often only be achieved with their dogs by their side.
Team members at Davies undertook a distance challenge for National Walking Month in May and a Time to Talk Walk for World Mental Health Day in February, as well as generating TerraCycle scheme donations from recycling bins in the staff room. This year the team will raise funds for CHUMS, a mental health and emotional well-being service for children and young beople based in Silsoe.
Picture: Deputy client care supervisor Vicky Clayton, patient care assistant and oncology technician Emma-Louise Hidle and client care and green group coordinator Rachel Evans with items ready for delivery.
Published on page 17 of the March 2021 issue of RAD Magazine.