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Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Its mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. 

Each year the DogsTrust

Care for 16,000+ dogs nationwide network at 17 Rehoming Centres. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.
Runs subsidised neutering campaigns in areas of the UK with the most acute stray dog problems.
Education Officers give thousands of classroom presentations every year. Free teaching resources are made available to all schools in the UK.
FREEDOM Project helps pet owners who are fleeing domestic violence by fostering their animals while they start a new life.
HOPE Project gives preventative veterinary care to dogs belonging to homeless people.
Advises government on any matters concerning dog ownership.
Established a charity in Ireland that runs a re-homing centre in Dublin.
Assist overseas animal welfare charities by training their staff in best practice.

Remember a Dog is for Life, not just for Christmas!