Abandoned Dogs set to Benefit from Spar Support

Local people are being urged to support a campaign to help abandoned dogs across Northern Ireland to make a good recovery.

By supporting a campaign running in SPAR stores in Northern Ireland they can donate food to rehoming centres here including the local charity, the USPCA.

The Henderson Group, which owns the SPAR franchise across Northern Ireland, is supporting Pedigree’s ‘Buy One, Feed One’ promotion which will help the dog food company make the largest ever donation of food to rescue dogs across the UK.

Until November 3, every time shoppers buy a special pack of Pedigree dog food, a meal will be donated to a rehoming centre.

Brendan Dumigan, Trading Manager at Henderson Wholesale, said: “No one likes to think of dogs being abandoned or malnourished so we’re really pleased to be able to support this campaign. It will benefit local rescue dogs by providing high quality dog food to the USPCA.

“There are many dog lovers throughout Northern Ireland who will be pleased to know that they can provide support for less fortunate dogs at no extra cost, simply by picking up their dog food in their local SPAR store. We want to help as many dogs as we can.”

David Wilson, of USPCA, said: “We have a great number of dogs that come into our care that unfortunately have not had the best start in life. A good quality diet will greatly aid their recovery, reduce their stress levels and improve their overall quality of life.

“We are grateful to the Henderson Group and its SPAR customers for their support.”

Alex Smith, Customer Development Manager at Mars PetCare UK, which owns Pedigree, said: “Good nutrition is vital for a dog’s health because it supports optimal growth, a strong immune system, a shiny coat, healthy skin and good dental health. A complete and balanced diet like Pedigree, which contains all the essential nutrients a pet needs, means they can look and feel their best, enabling them to find a brighter future in a loving new home.”

Image: Brendan Dumigan, Trading Manager at Henderson Wholesale and Andy Hamilton, Regional Account Manager, Mars Petcare UK, are encouraging SPAR shoppers to support a campaign to help abandoned dogs.