Founded in 1891 to protect dogs from “torture and ill-usage of every kind”, today Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and cares for over 17,000 dogs each year through its network of 20 rehoming centres in the UK. They have been involved in every piece of legislation affecting dogs over the past 125 years and are now active in ten other countries.
Their modern day work is hugely influential to the welfare of dogs, and has moved far beyond simply being a rehoming charity, to one that also works within the community and alongside the Government to deal with a wide range of issues in society from dangerous dogs, so-called “status dogs”, puppy farming and the online sale of puppies.
The charity continues to advise government ministers at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and has been heavily involved in all the major animal welfare legislation over the last 30 years. Most notably they have been crucially involved in legislation on the animal welfare act, breeding, dangerous dogs, greyhounds and currently microchipping.
Despite the vast amounts of good work in these varied areas, the rehoming centres are still very much at the core of the work they do. This is why Price & Oliver are proud to supply top quality ironmongery to help ensure that centres around the country are fitted to the highest possible specification with Swiss-made Glutz architectural ironmongery, British-made Freeman and Pardoe Arrow door closers, and British-made Cooke Brothers hinges. Only the very best quality will do for man’s best friend!