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Kind-hearted people across Dumfries and Galloway have donated more than 2,000 meals for dogs in need during the Coronavirus pandemic. Following an appeal on social media, dog food and treats are now being distributed among community groups and to those who need a helping hand. Those benefitting include people who are struggling financially or are unwell, shielding or self-isolating. People from all over the region have donated treats and food, including a huge pallet of 50 large bags of dog food from Skinner's Pet Foods. The large bags will be split up into smaller portions and distributed across the south-west. Pete Hannah, Scottish Area Sales Manager with Skinners, said: ““Personally, my dogs have helped me get through this and the idea of people struggling to feed themselves and their animals shocked me. “It's a pleasure for us to offer help to people in a time of need - lockdown has really helped us all refocus what is on our doorstep, the good and the bad. I'd like to thank everyone who has made this possible in Dumfries and Galloway and who are trying to make a difference.” Now, through Dumfries Pets at Home, the store's charity Support Adoption for Pets, have also donated a pallet of pet items, mainly food. The online appeal, launched on May 14 by Lost Dogs Dumfries and Galloway, saw more than 1,500 dog meals donated in less than 72 hours. The rest have been arriving over the last few weeks. Donations of dog food are also being distributed through a local housing association, Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership, one of the region's largest landlords. Food parcels are being issued to customers of DGHP, part of Wheatley Group, through the EatWell programme and thanks to the generous donations, they can now include dog food in Dumfries and Galloway. The ‘wish list' for dog food donations is still open and details can be found here, as well as on the Lost Dogs D&G Facebook page – https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/2G6LHNYVXBLGM?ref_=wl_share

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