Popular UK television presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have become patrons of the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, having adopted their own dog from the trust in 2011.
Television presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford have become patrons of the UK’s largest dog welfare charity, having adopted their own dog from the trust in 2011.
The pair rehomed black crossbreed Maggie from Dogs Trust Harefield in July last year after Eamonn met her during the rehoming centre’s fifth birthday celebrations
Eamonn said: “Dogs Trust has made such a difference to not only my life but also Ruth and Jack’s. After meeting Maggie we knew we had to take her home with us and we’ve never looked back. I couldn’t imagine our home without her and Dogs Trust is providing similar happy endings each and every day for the thousands of dogs that they care for and rehome.
“Ruth and I are delighted to be patrons of such a worthwhile cause and urge people to think rescue if they’re thinking of adding a four-legged friend to their family.”
Eamonn also urged prospective dog owners to heed the Dogs Trust motto: A dog is for life not just for Christmas.
Maggie was just one of 16,000 dogs rehomed by the charity during 2011.
Dogs Trust CEO Clarissa Baldwin said: “Ever since Maggie went home with Eamonn and Ruth last year they’ve kept in touch with us and shown continued support for Dogs Trust. They’ve also sat on the judging panel for Dogs Trust Honours and visited one of our rehoming centres in Ballymena to see our work in action. They have been amazing ambassadors for the charity and we’re delighted to call them patrons.”
- For more information on the charity visit www.dogstrust.org.uk