‘Feed a dog this Christmas’ campaign

A BRECHIN business owner with a love of dogs has organised a collection of dog food to help abandoned animals this Christmas.

Debbie Farquharson of Country Canines dog grooming had previously held a collection last Christmas which gathered enough food to feed dogs at Arbroath’s Angus Dog Rescue, previously called Help for Abandoned Animals, for a year.

Based at Kinaldie Holdings, Angus Dog Rescue looks after the county’s stray dogs.

“Angus Dog Rescue have just finished the food that we gave it to them last year,” explained Debbie.

“We delivered a small van full of food that time.

“Because they are a local charity and not an national charity they do not get so much support and I want to help a local dog rescue that is close to me.

“It is a Christmas present for the dogs and unfortunately a lot of people still buy a dog for Christmas. Despite the saying ‘A dog is for life not just for Christmas’ it is still a problem.

“A lot of rescue centres stop rehoming dogs around Christmas, so any dog that is in the centre at Christmas will not get rehomed any time soon.”

It does not matter how big or small the food donation is, even bags of food that have been opened previously can be taped up and donated.

If you want to give a monetary donation this is still possible as all donations will be used to buy the largest sack of food possible.

Any food donations can be handed into Country Canines at 3 Union Street, Brechin, or contact Debbie on 01356 623007 to organise collection.

Angus Dog Rescue is a registered charity that relies on the generosity and goodwill of the volunteers and the local community to continue with caring for their dogs.

The charity first opened in 1997 and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

For more information visit www.helpforabandonedanimals.org.uk/