In the Press: Sunday Mail Article
Mum Louise Russell on how her charity work matching rescue animals to new owners is transforming lives
When Louise Russell stopped to chat with a neighbour, she discovered just how lonely people can be later in life. The busy working mum was inspired to try to find a solution.
The 40-year-old set up a charity that helps over-60s find a rescue pet companion. And her efforts have seen her awarded a Point of Light by former PM David Cameron. Louise, mum to Liam, 11, and Lucy, seven, said:
“The idea was sparked when I paired the issue of loneliness with another prevalent issue – the rising number of animals in rescue shelters. “
And so Give a Dog a Bone… and an animal a home was born.
“This unique charity helps individuals through loneliness and animals through homelessness.”
Louise founded the charity Louise founded the charity and manages it in her spare time on a completely voluntary basis…
Source: Recent article as featured in the Sunday Mail, Seven Days on July 24th, 2016 by Julie Ann Barnes.