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Dogs Trust prepares for influx of abandoned Christmas pets

Dogs Trust Leeds has today asked people to remember their famous slogan as they prepare for an influx of abandoned dogs over the festive season.

Dogs Trust leeds is hoping to give its canine residents their best Christmas yet Credit: Dogs Trust Leeds

As Dogs Trust Leeds gets ready to give its homeless hounds the best Christmas possible, they are asking people to remember that ‘a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ as every year the charity sadly sees unwanted dogs abandoned at its doors.

As well as providing round-the-clock care for new arrivals, the team at the York Road centre will be spending their Christmas Day looking after 90 homeless hounds already at the centre, ensuring they can enjoy the Christmas festivities as much as everybody else.

“Although it is Christmas Day our dogs still need feeding, walking and cuddling, and the kennels need cleaning! We make it as fun as possible, and we do our best to spoil the dogs as it is their Christmas too.

"So from playing carols to decorating the kennels, we try to give everyone, two and four-legged, a jolly good time!

“We are really grateful to supporters up and down the country who send in presents for the dogs, which they are given just before a special Christmas supper. "We wouldn’t be able to do this without them, and our incredibly dedicated team of staff and volunteers who give up their Christmas Day in order to make it special for our residents.”

– Emma Cooper, Dogs Trust Leeds

If you are interested in rehoming a dog you can visit Dogs Trust Leeds onYork Road, LS15 4NL. It is open 12pm-4pm Friday-Monday, 12pm-7.30pm Tuesday and Thursday, closed Wednesdays.

It will also be closed on Christmas day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. You can also call Dogs Trust on 0300 303 0292 or find out more about the dogs looking for their forever homes by visiting


Bradford couple celebrate 90th wedding anniversary

Britain's longest married couple are celebrating their 90th wedding anniversary today.

Karam and Kartari Chand have been married for 90 years Credit: ITV News

110-year-old Karam Chand and his wife, 103-year-old Kartari, from Bradford, say they are going to celebrate it with family this weekend.

Their youngest son, Satpal, puts their longevity down to good luck!


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