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The Dogs Trust Aims to Reduce its Carbon ‘Pawprint’

Friday 17th December 2010

The new rescue centre for dogs being built in Wymeswold has high hopes of becoming the greenest one of its kind in the world.
The state-of-the-art Dogs Trust centre, based at a former pig farm, will reduce its carbon pawprint with an eco-friendly biomass boiler, underfloor heating for all its kennels, solar panels and a rainwater recycling system. It will be able to care for 135 dogs at any one time and will aim to find a home for more than 1,000 dogs a year as well as creating 25 new jobs for people in the Leicestershire area.

The re-homing centre has already employed a full-time education officer who is visiting schools across the East Midlands to teach children about safety around dogs and the importance of responsible dog ownership. Building work on the centre will start in the spring and Dogs Trust Loughborough, as the new facility will be called, is scheduled to open in spring 2012.

Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Their mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. They now have 17 rehoming centres in the UK, (and now one in Ireland), and care for 16,000 dogs every year.

Find out more about the Dogs Trust on their website.

 

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