Ancol has donated 300 nylon rope slip leads to help train stray dogs at three dog charities in Thailand and Myanmar in South East Asia.
Ian Clarke, a behaviour and emotional support worker at Wood Green, The Animals Charity in Cambridgeshire, will be taking the leads with him in October when he will spend six months volunteering for three dog shelters – Care for Dogs in Chiang Mei, Thailand; Yangon Animal Shelter in Myanmar and Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket, Thailand.
Ian comments: “I have worked at Wood Green, The Animals Charity for four years and I’m still using the same Ancol slip lead I had on my first day. I’ve used it on well over 1,000 dogs and I’m pleased to say it’s still as good as new. When the shelters asked if I could bring some leads with me, I knew the slip leads would be perfect. I’m so grateful to Ancol for donating 100 to each shelter as it will make a huge difference to them.”
“The leads will be a perfect introduction for stray dogs that have never been on a lead and will help to transform them from semi-feral street dog into a domesticated companion.”
Sarah Lane, Sales Director of Ancol adds: “We were so impressed when we heard that Ian is taking six months out to volunteer at these dog charities. We’re also really pleased that Ian is so complimentary about our slip leads and were only too happy to donate 100 to each shelter. We wish Ian all the best with his trip and look forward to tracking his progress.”
During Ian’s time at the shelters, he will be looking after ‘soi’ (street) dogs, getting them used to human contact, helping them to overcome any fears and preparing them for being rehomed. In addition he will be supporting the shelters’ vaccination programmes, helping to educate communities about looking after dogs and supporting their campaigns against the dog meat trade.Worth a total of £2,500, the nylon rope slip leads are designed to be easily put on and taken off and will fit most dogs. They are well suited to a kennel environment where handlers are exercising and trying to bond with a lot of different dogs each day. For more information about this and Ancol’s full range of leads visit www.ancol.co.uk
You can check up on Ian’s progress at www.facebook.com/ancolpetproducts