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Rescue dogs pay visit to Cardiff store

09 November, 2016
(l-r) Jessica Hollyman and Megan Gibbs, optical assistants at Specsavers on Queen Street with rescue puppy Griff
(l-r) Jessica Hollyman and Megan Gibbs, optical assistants at Specsavers on Queen Street with rescue puppy Griff

Staff at Specsavers on Queen Street were treated to a visit from local rescue dogs after raising more than £120 for charity.

Thank you

Volunteers from the charity, Hope Rescue, which helps find homes for lost dogs across south Wales, visited the Queen Street store with several rescue dogs to thank the team at Specsavers.

The staff raised money by encouraging customers to make donations when they had their glasses repaired, as well as during MOT days.

One of the dogs was a 14-week old lurcher puppy, Griff, who was found abandoned in a garage by Hope Rescue. The charity has placed the puppy in foster care until a permanent home can be found.

The dogs were warmly welcomed into the store, with optical assistants, Jessica Hollyman and Megan Gibbs, showing off Griff to customers who were interested in having an optical MOT.

‘Brightened our day’

James Deavall, store director of Specsavers in Cardiff, said: ‘Hosting a pack of rescue dogs was certainly not something you see every day, but they were a welcome addition that brightened both our staff and our customers’ day. Everyone took a shine to the dogs, especially Griff, and it was an excellent way to demonstrate first-hand to our generous customers what they are donating towards.

‘Hope Rescue helps relocate vulnerable dogs across south Wales but as a small independent charity, they can only do this with a regular flow of donations.

‘As a community opticians, we are keen to help smaller charities that play an important role in Cardiff, as well as the larger organisations that we also support throughout the year. I’d like to say a big thank you to all those who donated and helped to better the lives of abandoned dogs in south Wales.’

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