Dec 28 2012 by Magdalene Dalziel, Dumfries & Galloway Standard
A pair of canine rescue workers will brave the elements this weekend to raise money for four-legged friends.
Sarah Sorbie and Zoe Cuthbert, centre assistants at Dumfries and Galloway Canine Rescue Centre near Glencaple, will spend a night sleeping in a kennel to raise awareness and funds for the facility.
And the animal lovers are looking forward to their sponsored sleepover despite the cold conditions they may face.
Deputy manager at the centre Pam Kelly said: “They are very excited and have all of their warm things looked out. They want to raise money and awareness about the work that we do.
“They also want to see what life in the kennels is like for the dogs – dogs have emotions too and it’s important to be empathetic about this.”
The determined duo will unroll their sleeping bags tomorrow night and hope their efforts will make a difference for the centre, which is run by volunteers and a committee.
Pam added: “Dogs can suffer from kennel stress so they need activities and mental stimulation - things like food balls, rubber toys and activities.
“We are also hoping to build a walkway next year which will help with the mental stimulation.
“We are very lucky here because we have a good team that works to minimise levels of stress, walking them on a daily basis, for example.
“But it is really important that we give the dogs different things to do.
“Most are happy and healthy but we just like to make sure – the dogs’ welfare comes first.”
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