A Berwick animal charity is celebrating after striking a sponsorship deal with one of the UK’s leading pet food suppliers.
Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels (BARK) has won the support of Green Dog Food, a Norfolk-based firm that counts a string of celebrities of fans.
Green Dog Food hit the headlines last month after launching ‘Green Dog Gold’, the world’s most expensive dog food with caviar, truffles and lobster.
It has already donated £250 worth of food to the charity, which rehabilitates animals through exercise and nutrition at its base on the Ramparts Business Park.
The food, which is tailor made, supported the wellbeing of a number of dogs including Rocco, a four-year-old Lurcher, Takara, a nine-year-old Akita, and Ben, a six-month-old Rottweiler-cross.
Green Dog Food is also discussing ongoing support for BARK – which relies entirely on donations from the public. The company’s support could help to save some of the region’s most in-need and mistreated dogs.
Jan Ross, BARK’s kennel manager, said Green Dog Food’s ongoing support will hugely benefit the centre, which rehomes up to 300 dogs each year.
“Often when dogs come into us they haven’t had the best start to life so we put in place a routine, training, exercise and nutritional program in order to establish consistency, and to increase their physical and emotional wellbeing,” she said. “But like many small charities, our work – and the charity’s future – is dictated by donations.
“We are, then, extremely grateful to Green Dog Food for its generous donation, and for its ongoing support.”
Simon Booth, the managing director of Green Dog Food, said: “We were pleased to have made the donation of dogfood, and are delighted to hear that it was used to support the rehabilitation of mistreated animals.
“But it is clear that BARK needs more donations – from us and from other leading manufacturers – if it is able to carry on its exceptional work. As such, we are speaking with the charity to see how we can be of further assistance ”