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ROSEMULLION VETERINARY PRACTICE SUPPORTS HOUNDS FOR HEROES

Rosemullion Veterinary Practice is calling on Cornwall’s dog owners to help raise vital funds to purchase a new puppy for the charity Hounds for Heroes by having their dog vaccinated for Kennel Cough and  any cat or dog Microchipped  On Saturday May 11th as part of the vet practice’s Pounds for Hounds initiative.

Established in 2010 by Gulf War Veteran Allen Parton, Hounds for Heroes provides specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK armed forces and civilian emergency services.

Allen spent five years in hospital coming to terms with his injuries after a tragic war time head injury wiped out his memories leaving him unable to walk, speak or write.  He couldn’t even remember his wife or children.  When Allen was partnered with assistance dog Endal, it changed his life and brought his independence back.  Endal could respond to over 100 commands as well as problem solve and once saved Allen’s life by putting him in the recovery position and going for help.

Siobhan McInerney from Rosemullion Vets said: “This is a very worthwhile fund-raising initiative whereby £1.25 will be donated for every dog vaccinated for Kennel Cough and £1.00 from every Microchip to try and help raise £20,000.  We’re urging dog owners to help their pets by getting them microchipped and vaccinating for Kennel Cough and raising money for Hounds for Heroes at the same time.  Kennel Cough is a highly contagious disease that is easily spread from dog to dog and can be caught when dogs are in close contact with each other such as in kennel’s, parks, on dog walks, in training classes and other places where dogs mix.”

Commenting on the campaign Allen Parton says:  “The mental and physical help provided by a trained assistance dog is phenomenal – Endal literally saved my life.  There are nearly one million injured men and women in the country today and if money were no object we would ensure that every single one of them had access to a Hounds for Heroes dog.   It costs £20,000 to fund one of these dogs and it is initiatives such as Pounds for Hounds that help us get that bit closer to our goal.”

Rosemullion Veterinary Practice have been working with  Pfizer Animal Health on this project,Pfizer  will donate 25 pence and Rosemullion Vets will donate £1 for every vaccine administered  and Rosemullion will also donate £1 for every microchip implanted on the day to Hounds for Heroes to help raise £20,000 for another puppy to be trained.

To have your dog vaccinated for Kennel Cough or microchip your pet and help raise money for Hounds for Heroes, Visit Rosemullion Vets in Helston or Falmouth between 2:30pm and 4:30pm on Saturday 11th May.  For further information about Hounds for Heroes visit www.houndsforheroes.com