To launch their new innovative security product, a Stoke-on-Trent based company have donated a £8,000 dog run to Manchester Dogs Home so their rescues can play and exercise safely.
ProtectaPet launched their new UK designed and manufactured dog fencing earlier this month and wanted to offer their support to a charity that suffered much heart break. Manchester Dogs home has been undergoing a refurbishment after a horrific fire ripped through the kennels in 2014, killing 50 dogs.
Eve Davies, Communications Director at ProtectaPet, said Manchester Dogs Home is the ideal location for the inaugural ProtectaPet Pro dog run as the charity undergoes renovations following the criminal fire two years ago. Many of the dogs awaiting adoption cannot be walked off the lead and so this new dog run offers the optimum chance of being able to stretch their legs outside of their pen.
Simon Davies BSc, Operations Director and lead product designer, says, “Traditionally, dog runs have been made using chain link fencing primarily designed for tennis courts. I saw a real market need for secure dog fencing designed specifically to keep dogs safe. Our innovative steel fencing is galvanised and powder coated black for optimum longevity in British weather and quality aesthetics. The system is modular so that it can meet the client’s individual requirements to suit the topography of the land and the purpose of the dog containment. Bespoke options include polycarbonate rooves, access corridors, double ‘dog-lock’ gates and opaque screening for disease prevention.”
Steve Mapley, Manager of Manchester Dogs’ Home, says, “Thanks to ProtectaPet’s top-quality products doing a cracking job on site we’ll be able to keep the dogs in our care well exercised and safe, and enjoying fresh air every day that they’re here. The exercise and stimulation of being able to run around outside is what keeps our dogs in good health, in good spirits and re-home-able, so this is essential for us – and literally thousands of dogs are set to benefit from this amazing donation of equipment and time from ProtectaPet. A huge thank you to Simon and his team from all of us at Manchester Dogs’ Home!”