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Yorkshire rail users given four-legged fillip by Northern and Pets as Therapy

20 January 2020
Rail users at Leeds were given a four-legged fillip earlier today thanks to a partnership between Northern and Pets as Therapy.

Around 10 caring canines took to the concourse and gave customers the chance to stroke, tickle and pet them – the perfect pick up on Blue Monday*.

And there was no shortage of visitors to the special Pets as Therapy area with hundreds of people stopping by to pamper the pooches over three hours.

Steve Hopkinson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “We had a feeling the dogs would be popular, but had no inkling that so many people would come along to say hello.

“Not only were we able to put a smile on the faces of lots of customers, we were also able to highlight the fantastic work of Pets as Therapy.”

Pets As Therapy is a national charity that enhances health and wellbeing in the community through the visits of trusted volunteers and their behaviourally assessed PAT Pets. Volunteer teams comprising of a volunteer and their dog or cat provide a visiting service in hospitals, hospices, residential & nursing care homes, day care centres, schools and prisons across the UK.

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