St Giles Animal Rescue are thrilled to announce that Sarah Vine is to become Patron of the animal welfare charity, based in Somerset, that takes in many of the county’s stray, un-wanted, and mis-treated animals. 

During her 20 years in Fleet Street, Sarah has worked on a number of publications in a variety of roles, from tabloid sub-editor to Arts Editor at The Times. She has co-authored two books, and is currently working on another as well as her Daily Mail column. Married to Michael Gove MP (Environment Secretary) who has been a huge supporter of Lucy’s Law banning the 3rd party puppy sales. 

Sarah Vine said:

“I’m delighted and honoured to join the St Giles Animal Rescue as patron. The wonderful work they do is not only a vital lifeline to the animals in their care, but a great benefit to the people of Somerset. As the owner of three dogs and a cat myself, I am passionate about animal welfare, and in particular encouraging responsible ownership. Our pets bring so much joy to our lives, and we have a duty to repay them with care and respect. I look forward to doing whatever I can to support the team at St Giles in their important work.” 

The Rescue Centre currently has many ex breeding dogs that are kept and produced through puppy farm systems and have been the victims of cruel and intense breeding. All dogs in their care are neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and undertake a comprehensive rehabilitation and training program

Jan Brooks, Chair of St Giles Animal Rescue Trustees remarked:

“We are overjoyed to announce that Sarah has kindly agreed to become our Patron for 2019.  It is a well known fact that Sarah is an avid animal lover and we all look forward to working with her during this year.”