Diva Telecom has taken a lead this year in drumming up support and cash for local charity Dogs Trust Leeds, raising £512, while urging people not to get a dog for Christmas but consider adopting one instead.
In the five weeks after Christmas last year the charity took over 5,000 calls from UK dog owners wanting to hand over their unwanted canines. This year Dogs Trust Leeds cared for hundreds of dogs and rehomed over 760.
Diva Telecom MD Erica Lewis said: “The high numbers of abandoned dogs at Christmas is heart breaking and serves as a reminder to take the purchase of dogs as pets seriously. They can’t ask for help, but we can on their behalf. Every penny the centre receives goes right back into giving each dog a happy life.”