MP’s pet charity visit

A LOCAL MP visited a charity being presented with a grant to help their work caring for animals at risk of becoming homeless through domestic violence.

MP for Bolton West Julie Hilling visited Paws for Kids, which re-homes animals owned by women and children who are fleeing a house where they are at risk of male violence.

The charity works across the borough to offer a temporary safe haven for pets, which are often killed or injured by an abusive party in incidents of domestic violence and which cannot stay at many women’s refuges.

Animals are looked after by the charity’s network of foster carers across the North West until families are settled enough to be able to take their pets back.

The charity will receive a £10,500 grant to continue its work from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).

Paws for Kids is keen to recruit more foster carers in Greater Manchester. To find out more or volunteer to help visit www.pawsforkids.org.uk