Pooches need homes

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CHARITY chiefs are appealing for a home for these dogs after they were picked up while roaming the streets.

Scores of dogs are found roaming the streets of Hartlepool and east Durham each year after being abandoned by their heartless owners.

The Mail launched its Give a Dog a Home campaign to help find homes for the animals that are picked up by Hartlepool Borough Council and Durham County Council each year after being left abandoned.

The campaign aims to highlight the issue so that animal lovers will take in a dog

Animals picked up by Hartlepool Borough Council are taken to the Low Fallowfield Farm rescue kennels in east Durham to be rehomed.

Dogs that are picked up by Durham County Council are taken to the Stray Aid charity in Coxhoe for rehoming.

Joan Hunter, the owner of the kennels in South Hetton, has urged anyone thinking of taking in a dog to contact the kennels.

She said: “We have got some really beautiful dogs that are crying out for a good home and a new owner to care for them.

“All people have to do is give us a ring and we will take it from there.”

A spokesman for Hartlepool Borough Council said: “There are a number of lovely dogs desperate for new homes and we would hope people will come forward and give them a new start in life.”

People can contact the kennels by ringing (0191) 5261829 and they can also see the dogs that have been picked up by Hartlepool Borough Council by logging onto www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk and selecting the weblink to the service’s Facebook page.

Anyone wanting to take in a dog picked up in east Durham can contact Stray Aid on (0191) 3772415 or log onto our website to follow the link to access the kennel’s website.