Poorly dogs being treated in the UK have returned home, thanks to support from Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.
Local animal rescue, sanctuary and rehabilitation charity, Aid Rescue Isle of Man, travelled to Chester over the weekend to pick up dogs being treated at ChesterGates, a leading veterinary referral hospital situated just north of Chester.
The charity, which was launched in 2012, regularly travels to the UK to transport sick dogs to the veterinary hospital, in cases where the owner can’t afford the travel and accommodation costs. It assists in finding temporary foster families for the pups in North West England, who can take them to and from hospital visits. In some cases, Aid Rescue also assists with vet bills.
The Steam Packet Company was pleased to offer its support by providing free of charge travel for the charity.
Anita Williams from Aid Rescue said: ‘Dogs on the Isle of Man often get referred to ChesterGates to receive specialist veterinary care, however owners sometimes can’t afford the travel, accommodation and veterinary costs involved. That’s where we step in, undertaking regular trips to the UK to transport poorly dogs and ensure they get the care they need.
‘Dogs play such a special role in a family and owners only want the highest quality care for them, so we always do what we can to put them at ease and make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. We hope the dogs recover quickly now they are back home, I’m sure they’ll return to their energetic selves before too long!
‘We’re very grateful to the Steam Packet Company for supporting our work once again, it helps a lot.’
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Aid Rescue provides an important service to poorly and neglected animals on the Isle of Man. The work it does is undertaken by a highly dedicated and caring team and we’re pleased to offer our support once again.’