BARK gets £10,000 to create dog exercise area

Jan Ross

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Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels (BARK) has received a £10,000 capital grant from Support Adoption For Pets, the UK’s largest grant giving animal charity to allow the charity to create a new dog exercise area.

BARK manager Jan Ross said: “The £10,000 Ggant from Support Adoption For Pets will allow us to provide an area for the dogs that will enrich their lives, giving them the space and stimulation that makes their stay at kennels so much more bearable.

“It will also allow potential new owners to interact with the dogs, off-lead and in a calm and relaxed environment and also be beneficial when introducing potential new friends.”

The charity works to provide temporary refuge for unwanted and stray domestic animals and aims to get them re-homed where possible.

Help and medical care is provided upon the animals’ arrival and a rehabilitation plan is put into work for the duration of their stay. The level of commitment needed to care for these animals doesn’t come cheap and so the charity relies heavily on fundraising and donations.

Amy Wilson, charity manager at Support Adoption For Pets, said: “It is a real privilege to help an organisation that works so hard to care for and re-home domestic animals. They are doing a superb job.”

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