Skoda announced as official vehicle supplier to Dogs Trust!

Sunday 1st July 2012 - Today sees ŠKODA Ireland announce its partnership with Dogs Trust, becoming the official vehicle supplier to Dogs Trust Ireland. As part of the agreement, Dogs Trust has been supplied with two SKODA Roomsters to complement their current fleet of ŠKODA vehicles. In addition to this, ŠKODA dealerships nationwide will be collecting funds and raising awareness about the Dogs Trust partnership.

The two customised ŠKODA Roomsters will play a key role in the daily operations of the Dogs Trust team, transporting dogs to and from the Rehoming Centre in Finglas. Designed for those with an active lifestyle, the Roomster model was selected for the Dogs Trust partnership because of its impressive interior spaciousness and functionality.

Ireland’s largest dog welfare charity, the core function of Dogs Trust is to reduce the number of stray dogs that are destroyed in Irish pounds each year and to educate the public about canine care. Since opening its state of the art rehoming centre in Finglas, Dublin in 2009, the committed team of staff have helped over 2,500 stray and abandoned dogs get back on their paws and into loving homes.

Speaking at the launch, Raymond Leddy, Head of Marketing, ŠKODA Ireland said “ŠKODA is delighted and proud to launch this partnership with Dogs Trust Ireland. In our role as official vehicle supplier, we hope to drive awareness for Dogs Trust and to help them on their daily journeys assisting abandoned dogs around the country. SKODA will also provide support through fundraising initiatives that will be activated through our nationwide network of dealerships throughout the year.”

Mark Beazley, Executive Director, Dogs Trust added “We are thrilled that ŠKODA is partnering with Dogs Trust Ireland. The spaciousness and functionality of our new Roomster vehicles are valuable assets to our daily activities. SKODA’s support is of huge help but sadly thousands of dogs are still abandoned each year by their owners so it is imperative that we continue to raise vital funds and educate the public about canine care.”

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Issued by MCsquared for and on behalf of ŠKODA

For further information, please contact:

Amanda Farrell on 01 4980388 / 086 3902314 / afarrell@mcsquared.ie

 

Notes to the editor

1. Dogs Trust is working towards the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction.

2. Dogs Trust has a non destruction policy; we never destroy a healthy dog.

3. Dogs Trust have rehomed over 2,500 dogs and pups since opening a state of the art rehoming centre in November 2009.

4. Journalists, photographers and film crews are welcome to visit Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre to interview the staff and meet the dogs.

5. The SKODA Roomster entry price RRP is €16,095. For more information on the SKODA Roomster, please visit skoda.ie or your local authorised SKODA retailer.

The Dogs Trust Centre is based at:

Dogs Trust Dublin Rehoming Centre
Ashbourne Road
Finglas

Dublin 11

As part of the agreement, Dogs Trust have been supplied with two SKODA Roomsters in addition to their current fleet of SKODA vehicles.

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Amanda Farrell on 01 4980388 / 086 3902314 / afarrell@mcsquared.ie

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