Truro based charity K9 Crusaders has been chosen to take part in a nationwide ‘Big Clean Up’ campaign by disinfectant brand Zoflora.

The charity has received a donation of its specific pet-friendly disinfectant, to help volunteers maintain a clean and safe environment for all the animals.

As an extremely busy rescue, rehoming and rehabilitation centre it can care for up to 50 dogs at any one time. The small but dedicated team also provides advice and support on all aspects of canine welfare.

Sue Smith, founder and site manager of K9 Crusaders, said: “We deal with all kinds of issues relating to dogs, from rescuing and rehoming to advice on dog husbandry.

“We ensure that every dog that comes through our door receives five-star treatment and excellent care, while we search for their forever home.

“To keep up with the ever-increasing demand for help, we rely solely on donations and the help of our fantastic volunteers, so when Zoflora asked us to take part in their Clean-Up initiative we were thrilled. This generous support means that we can continue to provide a fresh and happy home that all the dogs in our care deserve.”

The ‘Big Clean Up’ campaign is part of a nationwide initiative from Zoflora, with its ‘Fresh Home’ product, a concentrated disinfectant designed for use around animals, reporting to combat 99.9 per cent of bacteria and viruses including Bordetella Bronchiseptica (a cause of kennel cough in dogs, 'snuffles' in rabbits and respiratory disease in cats), Campylobacter Jejuni (diarrhoea in dogs and humans) and MRSA (antibiotic-resistant infections in dogs, cats and other pets), as well as Streptococcus equi (Strangles in horses).