Hearing Dogs for Deaf People has received a donation of £550,000 from the Pets at Home Group, the largest donation from a corporate partner it has been handed since the charity launched 40 years ago.
The donation has been made through the Pets at Home Foundation on behalf of the group, whose brands include Pets at Home, Vets4Pets and The Groom Room.
The money has been raised through the group’s staff and customers and will be used to support 300 of the charity charity’s hearing dog partnerships for a year.
“We’re incredibly grateful to the Pets at Home Foundation for their amazing support,” said Hearing Dogs for Deaf People’s head of marketing David Robson.
“For 40 years we have been training hearing dogs to be partnered with those who need their remarkable skills most. This donation will allow us to continue growing those vital partnerships and help many more people for years to come.”
A double #TongueOutTuesday from siblings Bonnie (left) and Benji, who are both in the final stage of their training 🐶😛— Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (@HearingDogs) August 9, 2022
Our very cute cockapoos are focusing on learning the sounds they will alert their future partners to, such as the smoke alarm, cooker timer and alarm clock 😊 pic.twitter.com/mOZxXAqLeI
Pets at Home Group chief executive Lyssa McGowan added: ““We are so proud and thankful to all our colleagues and customers whose efforts throughout July have enabled us to give such significant support to an incredible charity.
“The work of the Pets at Home Foundation, and our mission to help create a better world for pets and the people who love them, is hugely important to us, and we’re committed to continuing to work together on that mission.”