Business backing for wildlife park campaign to save dogs

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BOSSES at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park say businesses are clamouring to pledge their support to a campaign to help save an endangered African species.

Posters and collection boxes are being put up in vets and businesses across South Yorkshire in support of the scheme to save the African painted dog.

The Doncaster-based zoo has three of the rare dogs, and is raising funds raising funds to send a veterinary task force out to Zimbabwe for a 14 day trip to carry out vital work to save the breed.

The vets will hold clinics around Hwange national park, vaccinating domestic dogs in the area which are carrying diseases such as rabies and distemper that are deadly to the painted dogs.

YWP needs to raise an estimated £12,000 and has joined forces with Painted Dog Conservation and Wildlife Vets International to make this project happen.

YWP’s Cheryl Williams said:”We are delighted with the level of support from local businesses and especially vets. It is a big boost to the campaign.

“The Painted Dog is one of the most amazing and intelligent animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.”

Log onto http://www.painteddogsos.com to donate to the appeal via paypal.