Support Dogs is CVS’ 2014 charity

CVS has launched a year of fund-raising among its practices for Support Dogs, a national charity dedicated to increasing the independence and quality of life for people with challenging health conditions.

Staff at all 275 CVS Veterinary sites around the UK will help Support Dogs by raising awareness of its work, fund-raising and attending the charity’s own events throughout the year.

During 2014, CVS raised more than £20,000 for the Retired Greyhound Trust. Rita Howson, chief executive at Support Dogs, said: “Support Dogs has a truly life-changing impact on all those we help and, as a result, we are experiencing an overwhelming demand for our work. We receive a plea for help every 10 hours. CVS’ support will raise funds and support nationally so we can help many more families affected by autism, epilepsy or disability and who so desperately need our help.”

Simon Innes, chief executive of CVS, added: “2014 was our most successful year of fund-raising yet but has only served to inspire us to do even better for Support Dogs this year.”