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Pendle MP backs ‘dog for life’ campaign

PENDLE MP Andrew Stephenson attended an event at Parliament to raise awareness of the Dogs Trust annual Christmas campaign.

The event aimed to highlight the famous Dogs Trust slogan of ‘a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’, in a bid to combat the problem of dogs being given as gifts at Christmas only to be later abandoned in January.

Laura Vallance, public affairs manager at the Dogs Trust, said: “We are really pleased to be raising awareness about this important issue in Westminster.

“It is vital that dog ownership is seen as a long-term commitment and not just an impulse buy, especially at Christmas time.

“We see an influx of dogs being handed in to our rehoming centres over the Christmas period and we aim to curb this problem by educating people on responsible dog ownership and the potential risk of buying pets online on an impulse.”

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6:55am Thu 13 Dec 12

shytalk says...

A dog is not just for Christmas. With a bit of luck there will still be some left over for new year.
A dog is not just for Christmas. With a bit of luck there will still be some left over for new year. shytalk
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9:27am Thu 13 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

shytalk wrote:
A dog is not just for Christmas. With a bit of luck there will still be some left over for new year.
LOL,

but my first thought was there should be a campaign to teach some folk that a child is for life, some of them these days are treat worse than a dog.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A dog is not just for Christmas. With a bit of luck there will still be some left over for new year.[/p][/quote]LOL, but my first thought was there should be a campaign to teach some folk that a child is for life, some of them these days are treat worse than a dog. useyourhead
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9:47am Thu 13 Dec 12

mavrick says...

useyourhead wrote:
shytalk wrote:
A dog is not just for Christmas. With a bit of luck there will still be some left over for new year.
LOL,

but my first thought was there should be a campaign to teach some folk that a child is for life, some of them these days are treat worse than a dog.
So true, many children seem to have a life worse than a dog. As a nation we seem to care more for animals than humans. I hope Andrew Stephenson can justify the misery his government is forcing on the most vulnerable and defenceless.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: A dog is not just for Christmas. With a bit of luck there will still be some left over for new year.[/p][/quote]LOL, but my first thought was there should be a campaign to teach some folk that a child is for life, some of them these days are treat worse than a dog.[/p][/quote]So true, many children seem to have a life worse than a dog. As a nation we seem to care more for animals than humans. I hope Andrew Stephenson can justify the misery his government is forcing on the most vulnerable and defenceless. mavrick
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