Pet shop owners hand out treat bags to dogs of the homeless
Pet shop owners handed out food and blankets to homeless hounds on the streets of Oxford, after being inundated with donations.
Grove Pet Shop owners Sam and Darren Nobbs asked people to start leaving donations for the pets of homeless people at their shop, near Wantage, and were thrilled at the huge response.
With such an influx of items being sent in, they and other volunteers walked around the city centre all day yesterday to speak to homeless people and hand out the donations to their dogs.
Sam Nobbs said: "We didn't have a planned route so we just went out and we found two homeless men with dogs.
"Then we went to the O'Hanlon [Oxford Homeless Pathways] House and spoke to them and gave them some donations.
"We made little packages and took about two or three dozen out, and gave them all away. They had some dry food, wet food, a bag of treats and a toy in.
"We're going to ask for more donations and then come out again in about a month, maybe this time earlier in the morning."