Animal Friends Insurance and TV presenter Eamonn Holmes showed their support for the Love Rehoming campaign by donating £5,000 to the Dogs Trust in Harefield.

Elaine Fairfax and Eamonn Holmes

The Love Rehoming campaign was launched with an aim to raise awareness about abandoned animals and change the negative stigma around animal rehoming.

The campaign recently carried out a survey to look at the attitudes and behaviour of pet owners towards rehomed animals in order provide an insight to how rehoming figures can be improved.

Presenting the cheque to the Dogs Trust on February 3, Elaine Fairfax – founder and managing director of Animal Friends Insurance – said: “I am very proud to support the Love Rehoming campaign and Dogs Trust and to continue supporting animal welfare. I truly believe that animal lives are precious, and that it is the duty of pet owners to do what they can, not just for their own pets, but for animals in need all over the world, which is why I support the efforts of animal rescue centres and the Love Rehoming campaign.”

Dogs Trust rehomed 14,895 dogs in 2014 and have 1,535 currently in their care. Dogs Trust Harefield is one of 20 rehoming centres located around the UK that cares for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Eamonn Holmes said “Maggie our dog who I rehomed from Dogs Trust has completely changed my life. I’m passionate about the importance of rehoming pets as a result; that’s why campaigns like Love Rehoming are so vital and important. I just can’t get over the love that Maggie gives to Ruth and I, I would like to urge everyone that they should get a dog from a rehoming charity like Dogs Trust.”

Rehoming centre manager Richard Moore said: “We were delighted to welcome Elaine and Eamonn to Dogs Trust Harefield today and are incredibly grateful for the generous donation. The money will be put to good use caring for the 150 dogs currently at the rehoming centre looking for their new forever home.”
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