Member of Parliament for Loughborough, Nicky Morgan, visited Dogs Trust Loughborough last week (Friday 31 August) and was greeted by plenty of waggy tails from dogs looking for new owners.
Mrs Morgan was given a tour of the rehoming centre on Wide Lane and discussed issues affecting the welfare of dogs, ranging from the illegal importation of puppies into Great Britain under the Pet Travel Scheme to the health issues affecting dogs as a result of breeding for extreme features.
Following the visit Lily Woodford, Assistant Manager at Dogs Trust Loughborough, said:
“We were delighted to welcome Mrs Morgan back to our rehoming centre to show her the work we do for the dogs in our care. Like all of us at Dogs Trust Loughborough, it is wonderful that Mrs Morgan also cares deeply about animal welfare and it was a fantastic opportunity to catch up on key dog welfare issues that we feel so strongly about.”
Nicky Morgan MP said:
“It was a pleasure to visit the Dogs Trust again. They look after hundreds of dogs a year in their Loughborough Centre and it was really useful to be briefed on the issues they are working on.
“I was so impressed with the individual care each of the dogs receive and the passion and enthusiasm shown by all of the Dogs Trust staff. It is obviously a vocation for them and they go above and beyond to find so many unwanted dogs their ideal forever homes.”