Give a Dog a Bone…and an animal a home was nominated by Resapol Glasgow to receive a £1000 donation from The Resapol Foundation. This award-winning pet charity was nominated by Glasgow’s Ambassador Dean Dragsnes who recognised their efforts to combat loneliness in over 60’s through animal companionship.
Give a Dog a Bone is a unique charity that cares about tackling loneliness and social isolation in our aging years but also about the number of animals in shelters in need of a loving home. In order to tackle this, they made it their mission to provide two key services, the first was to provide financial support to over 60’s who struggle to afford the ongoing monthly costs associated with having a pet. They can also assist with the rehoming fee once an animal has been found by an individual that they would like to rescue from a shelter. It really is a win/win – the person gets a friend, and the animal gets a home!
Secondly, they provide community spaces in Shawlands (Glasgow), Troon (South Ayrshire) and Alloa (Clackmannanshire) where over 60’s are welcome for a free cuppa, biscuit and a chat and to enjoy the company of the companionship dogs and volunteers, plus group activities, all for free! Dog walking groups are also a regular activity in both Shawlands and Troon – and you don’t need to be over 60 or have a dog to be able to take part.
“This charity helps rehome dogs and helps people struggling to afford to keep their beloved dogs. The service they offer is invaluable to combat loneliness, plus anybody offering to help dogs out gets a big thumbs up from me!”
– Dean Dragsnes
The Foundation is delighted to be able to donate to this exceptional charity, as it aligns perfectly with their overarching objectives. On the 12th June, Dean Dragsnes along with Resapol Co-Founder and Managing Director Lloyd Phillips presented the £1000 Resapol Foundation cheque to Kasim Jameel from Give a Dog a Bone, along with Cosmo, one of their companionship dogs.
“We are most grateful to Resapol for recognising the importance that animals make in tackling loneliness. Our innovative project could not continue without support like yours. The Resapol donation will be used towards our Shawlands community space, where Give a Dog a Bone has become an important part of many older adult’s lives. Thank you so much from all from us all.”— Louise Russell, Give a Dog a Bone
For further information about the Resapol Foundation and its positive endeavours, please visit the Resapol Foundation webpage for more detailed information.