Dogs for Good joins forces with company

Dogs for Good graduate Obi fetches receipt for his owner, Linda. NNL-160419-153739001
Dogs for Good graduate Obi fetches receipt for his owner, Linda. NNL-160419-153739001

Dogs for Good has been chosen as charity partner by an animal health firm.

Elanco Animal Health has donated £15,000 to the Banbury-based charity to support the training of three dogs with the firm to raise additional funds through activities including a Tough Mudder challenge in May.

Elanco employees will also carry out voluntary work to support Dogs for Good in the three days a year they are given to volunteer for worthwhile charities.

Elanco kicked off its support for Dogs for Good by raising £584 for the charity on the company’s stand at BSAVA Congress through its ‘welcome to the future’ competition.

Gaynor Hillier, UK and Ireland affiliate director at Elanco Animal Health, said: “The Elanco team is passionate about the role of the human-animal bond in enriching people’s lives and we are proud to be supporting the exciting work of Dogs for Good. Our fundraising got off to a fantastic start at BSAVA Congress and we look forward to participating in many more fundraising initiatives during 2016.”

Cathryn Simpson, corporate partnerships manager at Dogs for Good, said: “We are very grateful to the Elanco team for its support. The funds raised will help us train dogs to support people living with disabilities and children with autism or to work in schools and the community.”

Dogs for Good explores the ways dogs can help people overcome challenges and improve lives. For more, visit www.dogsforgood.org or call on 01295 252600.