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Dogs Trust prepares festive gifts for homeless dog owners
The charity's Together Through Homelessness scheme has seen an 82 per cent rise in enquiries.
Almost 2,000 parcels will be sent out.

The charity Dogs Trust is getting ready to give out nearly 2,000 parcels to help homeless dog owners and their pets this Christmas.

Delivered through Dogs Trust’s Together Through Homelessness scheme, the parcels will include collars, leads, toys and treats. They will distributed through more than 200 partner organisations.

The charity has run Together Through Homelessness for more than 30 years.

As well as distributing gifts at Christmas, the scheme helps dog owners experiencing or at risk of homelessness all year round, providing free veterinary care and working with homelessness services to accept clients with dogs.

The project has seen a big increase in demand for its services in recent months. There was an 82 per cent rise in enquiries in August to October 2023, compared with August to October 2022.


Megan Evans, Together Through Homelessness team leader at Dogs Trust, said: “Everyone knows that the bond between a dog and its owner is a strong one but for people experiencing homelessness, the bond is often unbreakable.

“Christmas can be an especially difficult and lonely time for people in housing crisis, but the company of a canine friend can often help to ease some of this loneliness.

“However, thanks to the generosity of Dogs Trust supporters, this year we’ll spread a little bit of Christmas cheer and help almost 2,000 dogs celebrate Christmas with their best friends.

"Not only that, but we will be able to continue to support them into the New Year and beyond so that more dogs can stay with their owners, regardless of their housing situation.”

Image © Dogs Trust

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Bristol uni celebrates 75 years of teaching vets

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 The University of Bristol's veterinary school is celebrating 75 years of educating veterinary students.

Since the first group of students were admitted in October 1949, the school has seen more than 5,000 veterinary students graduate.

Professor Jeremy Tavare, pro vice-chancellor and executive dean for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, said: "I'm delighted to be celebrating Bristol Veterinary School's 75 years.

"Its excellence in teaching and research has resulted in greater understanding and some real-world changes benefiting the health and welfare of both animals and humans, which is testament to the school's remarkable staff, students and graduates." 

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RCVS HQ to temporarily relocate

The headquarters of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is to move temporarily, ahead of its permanent relocation later in the year.

From Monday, 26 February 2024, RCVS' temporary headquarters will be at 2 Waterhouse Square, Holborn, London. This is within walking distance of its current rented offices at The Cursitor, Chancery Lane.

RCVS have been based at The Cursitor since February 2022, following the sale of its Westminster premises the previous March.

However, unforeseen circumstances relating to workspace rental company WeWork filing for bankruptcy means The Cursitor will no longer operate as a WeWork space. The new temporary location is still owned by WeWork.

RCVS anticipates that it will move into its permanent location at Hardwick Street, Clerkenwell, later on in the year.