City Link, the UK express parcel carrier, recently came to the rescue after they received an appeal asking if they could distribute tinned food to dogs at Dogs Trust's rehoming centre in Leeds. Some 2,300 cans of dog food were kindly donated by Butchers Dogs Food Manufacturers in Northampton after Jacquie Ainsley-Stringer, who rehomed a dog from the charity, wanted to give something back.
However her next challenge was to find a delivery company who was prepared to deliver the tins of food to Dogs Trust's rehoming centre in Leeds. Having issued an appeal, City Link stepped up to the mark and readily agreed to collect and take the 2,300 cans through its dedicated same day service all the way up to Leeds where they filled the bowls and left the dogs with their tails wagging!
Jacquie commented: "City Link's willingness to help restored my faith in human nature. I was absolutely thrilled and immensely grateful." Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust is the UK's largest dog welfare charity. The site in Leeds is one of 18 rehoming centres in the UK each committed to finding homes for hundreds of dogs each year.
Sarah Gamble, Supporter Relations Officer at the Dogs Trust in Leeds commented: "As a charity we very much depend on charitable donations. We are so grateful to City Link for getting the delivery to us safely, their service was excellent and the driver extremely helpful. We owe them a huge thank you from Dogs Trust"
Handling 350,000 parcels daily City Link boasts an annual turnover of around £300 million. It has more than 65 corporately owned depots across the UK and operates 2,500 delivery vehicles. The company offers a range a services including UK next day delivery, sameday, international and post.
Tim Brown, Sales & Marketing Director, City Link commented: "When we received Jacquie's request we just couldn't refuse. Charities such as Dogs Trust need all the support they can get and we were delighted to be of help."