Thursday July 19th saw Cornish vets, Kernow Veterinary Group, hold our fundraising charity evening at the world-famous Eden Project. Over 200 pet lovers from around Cornwall filled the conference room to hear the inspiring life story of Allen Parton, founder of the charity Hounds for Heroes. Hounds for Heroes provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and the Emergency Services.
Kernow Vets Director Nicky Paull said:
“Kernow Vets put on this big summer event to give something back. We’re all in this job because we love pets, so it was a real honour to raise funds for this amazing charity. We just knew our pet-loving customers would be inspired by Allen’s story of his life and his incredible support dogs. His talk was both moving and uplifting at the same time and really brought home what incredibly intelligent and amazing pet partners that dogs can be.
The money we’ve raised will go towards finding and training more of these incredible dogs.”
Attendees also heard our veterinary behaviorist, Emma Brown, present her own take on The Secret Language of Pets. Emma revealed how understanding pet behavior can improve the welfare of the animals that share our lives.
The talks were followed by a charity raffle with dozens of prizes from local pet-friendly businesses. Some of the biggest prizes of the night being won by Sharon Tamblyn from Helland who won a meal at the Kingswood Restaurant, Janice Gould who won Sunday lunch at Lanydrock Golf Club, and Halena Morton who won a meal at the Knightor Winery. Carol Hatherley’s dog was delighted that ‘mum’ brought home a voucher for a free massage with K9 Therapy. The raffle raised a fantastic £620 and thanks to our staff and suppliers we were able to contribute a further £1740 so far this year for Hounds for Heroes.
Kernow Vets are open 7 days a week and have vet clinics in Bodmin, St. Austell, Lostwithiel and Liskeard.