Charities benefit from generosity of Willows Veterinary Practice - The Solihull Observer

Charities benefit from generosity of Willows Veterinary Practice

Solihull Editorial 27th Apr, 2017   0

A LOCAL vets service has donated £1,000 to good causes following fund-raising efforts at its Solihull centre.

Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Shirley made the gesture after asking animal owners to choose who they would like the practice to donate money to.

Solihull Guide Dogs, a group of volunteers which was originally formed as a branch of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in 1970, has benefitted from a £400 donation.

Branch organisers Tony and Pat Revell said: “We are very thankful to Willows and their clients for their support. The donation will go towards helping guide dog owners and puppy walkers in the local area.”

The group breeds and trains guide dogs, which provide life-changing mobility for those who are blind and partially-sighted. The full lifetime cost of a guide dog from birth to retirement currently stands at £48,800, all of which comes from donations.

Other charities to benefit include the Pet Blood Bank, based in Loughborough, which holds regular donor sessions at Willows, and Cramar Cat Sanctuary, both of which were given £300.

Willows is now raising money for Dogs for Good (formerly known as Dogs for Disabled), Cats Protection and HollyTrees Animal Rescue.


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