AN MP donated a pile of dog food to a kennels after her beloved pet died last month.

Rebecca Harris, MP for Castle Point, decided, after her 11- year-old lurcher Dido passed away, to donate the remaining dog food.

Acres Way Kennels, in Great Burches Road, Benfleet, received the donation with open arms.

The kennels take in both boarders and strays and look after up to 50 dogs at any time.

Mrs Harris said: “Dido had pancreatic cancer so when we had to put her down we were left with quite a lot of dog food.

“ I decided to come down to Acres Way and see if they could put the dog food to good use.”