The dogs at Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home are on the ball again after Warrington Town donated bags of old footballs for their enjoyment.
Yellows defender Evan Gumbs recently visited the Cheshire site on Knutsford Road to make the delivery and learn more about the work done at the dogs home.
We were made aware earlier in the summer that some of the dogs enjoyed a bit of a kick-about, and so we were more than happy to oblige with a large number of footballs and tennis balls.
“Things have been good,” Gumbs said. “It’s a nice change coming down here and doing something different.”
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Cheshire Dogs Home has been based on Knutsford Road since 1999, and relies on charitable donations and support from local businesses to provide its services.
They care for and rehome stray, abandoned and unwanted dogs until they find new homes.
Their hardworking staff are supported by a large team of volunteers, and partnerships with local businesses such as Pets at Home enable them to put details of dogs up for adoption via public noticeboards.
Cheshire Dogs Home also work with a local college to provide extra enrichment to students studying a Level 3 Animal Management course, and have many visits from businesses and schools alike.
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Teresa Chadwick, who works at Cheshire Dogs Home, said: “As a charity, everything you see has been bought by legacies and generous donations for the public.
“We don’t receive any government funding, so everything is reliant on the public.
“We are really well supported, and it’s really nice to know that the community around us and further afield is a supporter of the home.”
More information on their work can be found by visiting www.dogshome.net.
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