Supporting Dogs Trust

For many years UCL has been very happy to support Dogs Trust and its amazing team who provide refuge, care and love for thousands of dogs each year. Sadly, there are many unfortunate canine cases of mistreatment that represent the worst in human nature but fortunately the Trust is there to give the care and support and ultimately provide the quality of life these animals need to recover and thrive.


Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. With a network of 20 rehoming centres across the UK and one in Ireland, nearly 17,000 stray and abandoned dogs are cared for each year. Their mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.


The objective of Dogs Trust is to give stray and abandoned dogs a second chance and a brighter future with responsible, caring new owners.


All donations are carefully allocated to levels of integral care and finding loving homes for all the needy dogs in the centres. And of course, all donations help Dogs Trust to keep their promise – never to destroy a healthy dog.


Due to Covid-19, this year more than ever Dogs Trust needs support. In compliance with government advice the charity had to close all of its centres in April. This left 1400 dogs in their long-term care, but meant that countless dogs in need lost a degree of accessibility to the charity when needed. Now that the country is in recovery mode Dogs Trust will undoubtedly bounce back with vigor – we’ll be there to support them all the way.


Most of us are coming to terms with a “new normal” in our work and social life, all the while, we hope that you will spare a little thought and time, and that you will join us in our support of Dogs Trust and their remarkable work throughout the coming few months.


David Corkill


Here’s how you can support Dogs Trust today!