HUNDREDS of dogs are left abandoned on the streets of Hartlepool and East Durham each year by heartless owners.
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.
The Mail launched its Give a Dog a Home campaign to help find homes for the animals that are picked up each year after being left abandoned.
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 lovely dogs that are crying out for a good home.”
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 select the link at the bottom of this story.
The kennels are open for viewing from 9am-1pm and 2pm-4pm every day.
Bosses ask for a £40 donation to rehome a dog, which goes towards the cost of its care and the dog will also be microchipped with the new owner’s details and will come with a neutering voucher and four-weeks free pet insurance.
Anyone wanting to take in a dog picked up in East Durham can contact Stray Aid on (0191) 3772415.