Posted: Fri 11th Aug 2023

Delyn MS highlights Dogs Trust survey on heartbreaking issue of giving up beloved pets

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Aug 11th, 2023

Delyn MS Hannah Blythyn has brought attention to a survey being conducted by the Dogs Trust which aims to understand the agonising choices some dog owners make when giving up their cherished pets, often driven by financial strain.

The canine welfare charity’s survey, launched this month, seeks to delve deeper into the painful decisions faced by pet owners, particularly when monetary pressures become insurmountable.

The survey, which will run throughout August, aims to uncover the underlying reasons that lead people to give up their beloved pets.

It is reaching out to individuals who have either given up a dog, considered doing so, or are currently facing this difficult choice.

The Dogs Trust has stated that relinquishing a dog is a complex and emotionally charged decision.

They aim to understand these experiences in order to better support both dogs and people.

“The results from this survey will help rehoming organisations, such as Dogs Trust, provide better support to people who need to give up their dogs, with the ultimate goal of improving the welfare of both dogs and people,” the charity states on its survey page.

The information gathered will be used for research purposes, and may be shared with universities and research institutions to further the charitable objectives of Dogs Trust UK.

The survey has been endorsed by Delyn MS Hanna Blythyn, who emphasised the importance of the survey in light of the rising cost of living that may add to the financial pressures on many households.

“Have you had to give up your dog? Giving up your dog is a painful and difficult decision that many dog owners face,” she said, encouraging participation in the survey.

The insights gained from the study will equip Dogs Trust UK to provide more effective support to dogs and their owners.

The hope is that the results will contribute to a future where dogs won’t have to suffer or be unnecessarily separated from their loving homes.

Dog owners wishing to take part in the survey and share their experiences can find the questionnaire here.

  • Any shared information will have personally identifiable details removed to maintain confidentiality.

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