Animalcare Backs Assistance Dogs Charities

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Animalcare backs assistance dogs charities
5th July 2018

By Karen Pickwick
 Animalcare Group, the pan-European Animal Health business, is supporting a new collaboration between Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Purpose Dogs.
 
A pregnant Labrador named Starling arrived in the UK in June with the support and assistance of British Airways and then transferred to Belgium to take part in a breeding project named ‘Purpose Dogs, bred & selected to perfection’, where the ambition is to breed dogs that are suitable to be assistance dogs for people with visual and physical impairments.
 
Chris Cardon, CEO of Animalcare Group, said: “We are happy to be able support organisations such as Guiding Eyes for the Blind and Purpose Dogs. There is a significant need for assistance dogs among people with disabilities and currently only 60% of puppies brought in by assistance dogs associations go on to be placed. This programme aimed at producing dogs with the required physical characteristics and temperament will ultimately lead to an improvement in the number of dogs suitable for this important job.
 
“As a company we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our companions and our range of pharmaceutical products helps to ensure that these animals remain healthy and pain free throughout their lives.”