Left to right: Melvin Crouch, Alan Pantry (Dogs Home), Joe Hill and Denver Knight with Buckley the dog
For over 10 years the team at The Dogs Rehoming Centre at Shoreham had toiled over how they could use their small field to help with their charitable work in supporting their canine residence.
The field had a mountain of soil and so they would need extra help to reshape it into a useful area.
Being a charity organisation, costs are paramount in ensuring the primary business of managing and re homing the dogs can be funded. Assistance came from ClancyDocwra and Stanton Bonna concrete pipes, who worked together with the Management of the Dogs Rehoming Centre to ensure the area in question could be made useful at no cost to the Centre.
ClancyDocwra brought in a JCB and reduced the soil mountain down to ground level. This made a perfect area for the concrete pipes which were donated by Stanton Bonna. The pipes were then laid by ClancyDocwra using one of their fork lifts, to create the perfect training area for the 70 or so dogs housed at the Centre awaiting new homes.
Alan Pantry, from the Dogs Rehoming Centre said ‘We have agonised for over 10 years to what we could do with the piece of land and we had always intended a training area but, as a charity, need to focus every penny to ensure we can give the dogs a comfortable and caring base whilst we find good homes for them to go to’. Alan went on ‘to have such support in taking the mountain of soil down, have the right pipes for training and to have them set out for us is great. We can now give the dogs we have some additional training and exercise, all which helps them and us when seeking new homes. We could not have done this without ClancyDocwra’s and Stanton Bonna’s generous help and it is always good to know that Company’s out there are happy to put something back into the communities they work in’.
Denver Knight from ClancyDocwra expressed his many thanks to Stanton Bonna for their generous donation of the concrete pipes, showing that we can work together in the supply chain to support local communities and charities.
The picture above shows the ClancyDocwra team of Denver Knight (with Buckley the dog), Joe Hill and Melvin Crouch who made this happen.
The Dogs Rehoming Centre at Shoreham is one of many around the country who are part of dogstrust.org charity – find out more >