Thursday, 4 September 2008

Meet Dogs Trust: Denise Gilgallon (and Harvey)

Much of the work Dogs Trust does to reduce alarming statistics like those found by our Stray Dogs Reports is done with Local Authorities in particular campaign regions. Here, Denise tells us more about how we can improve dog welfare in the future.

Denise Gilgallon

Location: Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, Darlington

Job: Regional Campaigns Manager

You what...? My job entails working with Local Authorities promoting neutering, microchipping and responsible dog ownership. The aim of my job is to reduce the number of stray dogs and also reducing the number of dogs that are unnecessarily destroyed. I've been at Dogs Trust for 10 years.

Best thing about my job: Getting positive feedback from Local Authorities to say the number of stray dogs has reduced and they have collected no unwanted litters.

Pets: Harvey our 6 year old black cocker spaniel who we adopted from Darlington Rehoming Centre when he was 18 months old. He is gorgeous and we love him to bits.

Favourite websites: I love fashion and interior design sites and have just bought Harvey some fab new toys from a website. Obviously DoggySnaps is a firm favourite.

What I'm reading now: I've just bought No Time for Goodbye by Linwood Barclay, to read whilst on holiday in Scotland, a thriller, in which, a teenage girl wakes up one morning to discover her family have vanished without a trace. 25 years later, after a TV appeal, she begins to learn the truth behind their sudden disappearance. Looking forward to a good ‘can’t put it down’ read.

Weekend plans: Harvey, my partner and I are going on holiday to Scotland. The three of us really enjoy visiting Scotland as there are so many beautiful walks and Lochs to explore.

Check back on Monday for Harvey's profile!

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