Animal health companies have joined forces to support military dogs serving in Afghanistan via an initiative organised by The Webinar Vet’s Wendy Nevins.
“Our first batch of 30 Welfare boxes containing items including chews, dental care, grooming equipment, paw protectors and toys is being dispatched this month, says Wendy. “Many people send Welfare boxes to the forces out there, but there are also about around 150 dogs serving in Afghanistan and these gifts are a great way to support them and their carers.
The idea to support the canine Welfare box campaign came through Wendy’s contact with serving vets who benefit from free membership to the Webinar Vet CPD, for the duration of their deployment. “The dogs are invaluable members of the serving team, and accompany the troops on the ground.
“Their duties include base protection, specialist vehicle and persons search IED location, often in inhospitable and dangerous situations. These dogs have saved a great number of lives,” explains Wendy.
This is a new venture and Wendy has been overwhelmed with the support received so far which includes donations from Royal Canin, DermOpt, Virbac Animal Health and VioVet.
If are interested in supporting this great initiative or would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Items that have been requested for the boxes include rawhides, pigs ears, dental care – toothbrushes/paste etc., grooming equipment, paw protectors/paw wax, rope toys, large robust toys, collapsible water bowls, poo bags and tennis balls.
Wendy, with her helper, packing the first of the boxes