UK dog owners donated over £850 to the charity Hounds for Heroes as a result of the fundraising efforts of dog boarding company Wagging Tails.
Throughout 2013 Wagging Tails ran a number of fundraising initiatives aimed at raising both awareness and funds for the charity. Mascot “Bernie” (pictured) attended a number of county shows and ran both the 2013 Bath and Reading Half Marathons and the company also encouraged owners to make donations to the charity when booking their dog’s holidays.
Hounds for Heroes goal is to provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services leading to an enhanced quality of life for their clients.
Commenting on Wagging Tails efforts Hounds for Heroes posted the following on their Twitter feed,
“all of the Hounds for Heroes are truly proud and humbled by your efforts to raise not only funds but awareness too!”
Speaking about their association with Hounds for Heroes Jim Suswain, Director of Wagging Tails (and the man in the Bernie suit!), stated,
“It has been fantastic working with what is a genuinely inspirational charity. Everyone at Hounds for Heroes is clearly 100% committed to the work they are doing and their passion for the welfare of both their clients and the dogs they are working with really shines through. We are proud to have been able to help them and look forward to working with them again in the future”.