Dogs Trust income hits £111m after rise in legacy income

09 Oct 2019 News

Dogs Trust saw its income increase by nearly £5m to £111.1m last year, largely down to an increase in legacies. 

The animal welfare charity has recently filed its accounts for the financial year ending 31 December. Donations and legacies make up the majority of its income at £100.2m, up from £95.8m in 2017.

Dogs Trust also earned £7.4m from trading activity, £1.7m from investments and £1.8m from adoption fees, which were all relatively stable compared to the previous year. 

Legacy income amounted to £39m, up from £34.9m. 

During the year the charity rehomed over 15,000 dogs, slightly fewer than the previous year due to reduced capacity at its centres whilst reburbishment work took place. 

Dogs Trust employed 1,210 people, the majority in rehoming centres. 25 people earned more than £60,000, up from 18 people last year. 

Its chief executive, Adrian Burder, died in October after 24 years at the charity. Finance director Jim Monteith acted as interim CEO until Owen Sharp joined in July 2019.

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