Burns Pet Nutrition has chosen Makants Greyhound Rescue NW in Tyldesley, Manchester, as its charity of the year.
The centre will benefit from an ongoing supportive partnership with the natural pet food company, which includes meeting all feeding needs for the charity for an entire year. It also includes staff training, dog training, providing feed for rehoming packs as well as promotional opportunities.
Makants is a completely independent self-funded charity whose main objectives is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome retired and injured greyhounds, supported by a team of volunteers who help to raise funds and foster and care for greyhounds.
The charity takes their greyhounds on visits to care homes for older people and to schools and youth groups. Its rehoming teams also remain in contact with adoptive families during the first few months to offer any help or advice that is needed.
The Burns charity scheme, which recognises and rewards the outstanding achievement of animal welfare organisations throughout the UK. has run each year since 2015.
Founder John Burns said: “Myself and the Burns Pet Nutrition team are extremely passionate about supporting and giving back to the community in any way, shape or form possible, and the same goes for charities in need of the support they aren’t currently receiving.
“We are looking forward to working with Makants Greyhound Rescue throughout 2022 and, hopefully, they will feel the benefit of the support Burns Pet Nutrition can offer.”
Makants Greyhound Rescue founder Siobhan Hoppley added: “Being awarded the Burns Charity of the Year Award for outstanding achievement is a great honour. To be recognised for the work we do, and to have a supportive partnership with a company such as Burns Pet Nutrition, can only be hugely beneficial.
“Having all our feeding needs met for a year is especially very welcome in these economically challenging times. We very much look forward to working with Burns Pet Nutrition over the coming year and, with their support, we believe we can help even more greyhounds into homes.”