All welcome to keep warm and meet emotional support dogs in Solihull - The Solihull Observer

All welcome to keep warm and meet emotional support dogs in Solihull

Solihull Editorial 5th Jan, 2024   0

A SOLIHULL dog cafe is offering a warm space and the chance to meet emotional support dogs, after being awarded a grant to tackle fuel poverty.

The Snooty Pooch CIC was handed £10,000 from National Grid’s Community Matters Fund which is supporting 700 local groups to fight fuel poverty this winter.

The Mell Square cafe will be open to all to get a hot drink and something to eat, and have the chance to interact with emotional support dogs from the charity.

Anyone who can’t attend in person will be offered food parcels packed with essential items to help them stay warm this winter.

Sarah-Amie Treanor, from The Snooty Pooch CIC, said: “More than ever, people are feeling the cost of living, and more families are experiencing hardship that means they can’t afford the most basic essentials.

“This funding will enable us to provide those essential items, along with food parcels, friendship, advice and sign-posting services.

“Our in-house therapy dogs will also provide comfort and companionship to those who will benefit from their heart-warming paws.”

Chris Hayton, director of corporate affairs at National Grid, said: “Unfortunately, we know that many people will struggle to keep their homes warm this winter.

“At a time when addressing fuel poverty has never been more critical, our Community Matters Fund will support local groups to deliver help where it’s most needed.

“We’re looking forward to working with community groups like the Snooty Pooch to create positive change and to seeing the results of their hard work.”

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