Dogs Trust Newbury can now care for more dogs than ever thanks to the ongoing funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Since the state-of-the-art rebuild was completed earlier this year, rehoming centre team has doubled in size after recruiting three extra Canine Carers, a Veterinary Nurse, Training and Behaviour Assistant, Dog Trainer, Receptionist & Volunteer Coordinator, and are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Operative and additional training and behaviour staff.
To date the charity has receives £9.4 million over the last four and a half years thanks to the support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, which means our dedicated staff can provide dogs with even more TLC whilst they await their new owners.
The new-look rehoming centre has the capacity to care for up to 80 dogs at one time and features specialist facilities for dogs who need more dedicated training and behaviour care and attention. The new features include a real-life room, as well as a brand-new veterinary room for on-site check-ups.
Nicki Barrow, Dogs Trust Newbury’s Rehoming centre Manager, said: It’s been all systems go since we officially re-opened back in January and a larger site means we needed more staff to keep the cogs turning – from staff who are hands on with the dogs, to receptionists and maintenance staff, each and every one is so important to keep everything running smoothly.
“It’s with thanks to the support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery who have helped us to grow our team and ensure that every single dog we care for is looked after during their time here.”
To find out more about People’s Postcode Lottery and the support Dogs Trust receive from players, you can visit www.dogstrust.org.uk.