Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, is encouraging local people to adopt not shop following a visit to Dogs Trust rehoming centre in Pen-y-Fai.
During his second visit to the centre, Chris Elmore met with members of staff to discuss a range of issues from the breeding and selling of dogs, to puppy smuggling and breed specific legislation.
He also met a number of dogs currently waiting for their forever homes, including two bearded collie puppies, Polly and Pixie, who were abandoned because they’re blind.
Dogs Trust Bridgend cares for around 80 dogs at any one time, with a team of 24 staff and an excellent group of dedicated volunteers to help with tasks from dog-walking to fundraising.
If you’re interested in volunteering or fostering a rescue dog until they find their forever home, or you want to view the dogs currently up for adoption, check out the Dogs Trust website here.
Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:
“The work Dogs Trust Bridgend do is second to none, rescuing and finding the perfect home for hundreds of dogs a year.
It was brilliant to visit the rehoming centre in Pen-Y-Fai near Bridgend for the second time, and chat to the team about the key issues they’re facing, in particular puppy smuggling. I urge the UK Government not to turn a blind eye to puppy smuggling and include visual checks in their plans to tackle puppy smuggling.
As well as helping scores of dogs in need, Dogs Trust is also a fantastic place for local people to volunteer at, with Dogs Trust Bridgend also particularly in need of people who live in a household with no children or other pets to join their dedicated foster carer team.
If you think you could offer a rescue dog a forever home, or have some time to spare to volunteer or foster, get in touch with Dogs Trust Bridgend today. Please consider adopting before buying.”