Appeal to help hundreds of abandoned dogs in Hartlepool and East Durham

Karen and Billy Gregory of Petpals Hartlepool and East Durham
Karen and Billy Gregory of Petpals Hartlepool and East Durham

PEOPLE are being urged to help the hundreds of abandoned dogs left on the streets of Hartlepool and East Durham each year.

Mobile pet care company Petpals Hartlepool and East Durham has teamed up with the Stray Aid to encourage people to donate pet food and blankets to the many abandoned dogs in the care of the charity.

Stray Aid is an animal charity based in Coxhoe that provides and maintains a safe and secure environment for animals until they can be re-homed. It aims to prevent healthy animals being put to sleep.

Husband and wife duo Karen and Bill Gregory, owners of Petpals Hartlepool and East Durham, say they will co-ordinate the collection and delivery of any suitable donations people wish to make.

Petpals Hartlepool and East Durham provide pet care services including dog walking, home boarding and at home cat care.

Karen said: “At Petpals, we are all animal lovers and the care and well-being of our customers’ pets is at the heart of the services we offer. However, not all animals are fortunate enough to have a safe, loving home but Stray Aid goes above and beyond to look after and care for stray dogs until a suitable home can be found for them.

“We are proud to support their cause, and have already had an excellent response from our customers who are donating tinned dog food, towels, blankets and the odd treat. We hope that people will join us to help keep these unfortunate animals alive.”

Drop your donations to Stray Aid, Stray Aid Rescue Centre, Cornforth Lane, Coxhoe, DH6 4EJ, or contact Petpals Hartlepool on 0845 3664233 or email: