Yorkshire business donates 1000 meals to local dog charities

A Yorkshire business has been praised after donating 1,000 meals to local dog charities.

Staff at Tadcaster based grab hire company RJC Plant Services said they wanted to champion a cause close to their hearts.

As part of RJCs ongoing commitment to supporting those in need in the community, the business donated to Miss Mollies Pet Rescue based in Harrogate and Woodhaven Second Chance in South Milford.

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Both are non-profit, no-kill volunteer-led dog rescue centres and have faced difficult times over the last year, with a significant reduction in donations despite an increase in the demand for their services.

Team RJC L-R John Harrison, Zena Jackson, Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson, Co-Director of RJC Plant Services, and who has adopted three rescue dogs said: “April is National Pet Month across the UK. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the nation’s love of animals but also raise awareness on key issues around pet care, neglect, theft and the ongoing support needed for the charities who work in the sector, just like Miss Mollies and Woodhaven.”

This latest charity donation is one of a number of feel-good campaigns the plant hire company has instigated over the last 12 months to support others including a random act of kindness donation of afternoon teas to 50 elderly Church Fenton residents, taking part in the Movember challenge to raise money for mental health construction charity, Lighthouse Club, and organizing a drive through clap for carers parade in the village of Cawood during the first lockdown.

Jeanne Thompson, founder of the Harrogate based dog centre adds: “With over 28 rescue dogs to look after, we go through a lot of food every day.

"As a volunteer-run charity that has faced a really difficult year, we really rely on the public and businesses like RJC helping with donations to keep the rescue centre open.”

Woodhaven and RJC L-R John Harrison, Chris Jackson and Lucy Oxberry

Lucy Oxberry from Woodhaven said: “Owning a dog has become incredibly popular over this last year, however, it has meant that some breeds have fallen out of favour and we’ve had a number brought to us as strays. It has unfortunately also led to an increase in dogs being abandoned once owners realise how much care and support is required to really look after their pet.”

RJC, which is based in Church Fenton near Tadcaster is continuing to collect donations for the dog rescue charity from their base including blankets and food for the dogs.

If you would like to donate, please contact www.rjcplantservices.com or www.missmolliesrescue.org.uk and https://www.facebook.com/woodhavensecondchancerehoming