A veterinary centre has teamed up with a national charity which trains dogs to assist disabled people.
Sutterton Veterinary Centre has become a stamp collection point for Canine Partners’ Stamp Appeal which is inviting members of the community to take their used stamps to the vets on Station Road.
These will later be turned into much-needed funds to help train more canine partners for people with disabilities.
The vets has been supportive of Canine Partners, recently inviting the Rutland Support Group to its annual charity day event. Local resident Tracy Wells and canine partner Chloe, who live nearby, are also clients, so the team are familiar with the difference a canine partner can make to the life of a person with disabilities.
Emma Walker, vet nurse at Sutterton, said: “We are delighted to become a drop-off point for the Canine Partners’ Stamp Appeal. In our business, we are very aware of the bond that can exist between animals and humans.
“However, when you see a canine partner in action helping a person with disabilities both physically and emotionally, it goes to another level.”
All kinds of stamps are welcome, on or off paper.
You need to leave no more than a 5mm single thickness border around them, and the perforations should not be damaged. Any commemorative or special stamps should be sent, or handed over, separately.
All used stamps can be dropped off at Sutterton Vets.
For more details call 08456 580480 or visit www.caninepartners.org.uk.