Debbie Buxcey, founder of Greyhounds 4U, receives a pet food donation from Sean Deere, national account manager for Burgess
Burgess Pet Care has given £6,500 worth of dog food to five greyhound and lurcher rescue centres across the UK.
During a two-week campaign period, 20p from every purchased pack of Supadog Greyhound & Lurcher went straight into the food donation effort.
Burgess encouraged its social media followers to nominate rescue centres as recipients of a large donation of Supadog Greyhound & Lurcher food.
The five rescues that received the most nominations were: Greyhounds 4 U (Hampshire); Greys Eleven Plus (Thetford); Seaside Greyhounds (Lincolnshire); Makants (Manchester); and Forever Hounds Trust (Exeter).
Nicole Fallon, senior brand manager at Burgess Pet Care, said: “The pressure on rescue centres has reached an all-time high due to the impact of the pandemic, not only with an increase in the number of greyhounds and lurchers needing homes, but with their fundraising efforts becoming even more challenging. Day in, day out, these centres and volunteers carry out amazing work to rehome and support the health and happiness of animals.
“It has been hugely rewarding to receive such an incredible response to this year’s campaign; an overwhelming majority (95%) of owners we surveyed said they would recommend one as a pet, which we hope will encourage any future pet owners to consider welcoming a greyhound or lurcher into their homes.”
The rescue centres admitted it had been a difficult year for fundraising because of covid-19 so the Burgess donation was a big relief. Debbie Buxcey, founder of Greyhounds 4U, said:
“We have been really moved by the fact that so many of our supporters nominated us. We receive no government funding so donations are incredibly important in supporting our work.”
Debbie Buxcey, founder of Greyhounds 4U, receives a pet food donation from Sean Deere, national account manager for Burgess.