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Westie returned after a year

Today we helped prove how effective microchipping can be! A little Westie was found straying in Leeholme Bishop A...More

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Free Microchipping at Stray Aid

For dogs over 6 months of age that are resident in Durham, Hartlepool or Middlesbrough, they can be microchipped free of charge at the rescue centre. Please ring 0300 9994247 for details

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Hartlepool Rovers Fun Day

This year the event takes place on Saturday 9th July from 12:00 until 17:00. Well over 1000 people passed through the club gates last year to see displays form local groups and organisations as we...

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Daisy Days and Doggie Diner Sponsored Walk

Roker and Seaburn Promenade Sunday 17.7.2016 From 13:00 Country Name 15 Participant We are so excited to be organising this Sponsored Walk to raise funds for Stray Aid Dog Charity. ...

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Awareness Day at Pets at Home Hartlepool

Our dedicated team of volunteers will be holding awareness days on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July, between 10am and 2pm. Please pop along and learn more about our charity and our dogs

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Friends of Ward Jackson Park Hartlepool

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Collection and Awareness Day at Asda Peterlee

Our volunteers will be attending Asda Peterlee on Saturday 30th July between 10am and 3pm with some of our lovely rescue dogs. Please pop along and say hello, and learn more about our charity.

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10th Anniversary Party

Time has flown past, and it is now 10 years almost to the day when we took in our first stray dog!! We have blossomed from accepting 2 dogs a week from "death row" to maintaining a vigorous non-des...

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Street Collection and Awareness Day

Our team of volunteers will be out in Durham City with some of our wonderful rescue dogs between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 15th October. Please come along and have a chat, and perhaps even donate to...

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Dogs for Adoption

Thank you for considering to take a Stray Aid animal, pet adoption gives loving new owners an opportunity to give our rescued animals a desperately-needed second chance. Please note, the previous history of our animals is not available, they are of unknown temperament and cannot be guaranteed in any way.

Please spend as long as you wish to satisfy yourself that our Stray Aid animal is right for your family.

Once you leave the rescue centre with your new pet, you agree that you are responsible for its actions and for any loss or damage howsoever caused.

We advise you to bring any children or other pets in your household to the rescue centre and to spend time carefully choosing a suitable pet before completing the adoption procedure.

The charity endeavours to ensure that your new dog has had the benefit of :

Full veterinary health check
Vaccination
Neutering - sponsored by Dogs Trust
Microchipping - free microchips and training sessions provided by Dogs Trust
Treatment for fleas and roundworms
4 weeks free pet health insurance

The charity looks for a contribution towards the cost of caring for its dogs and cats. We accept cash, but regret that due to charges imposed by banks, we are unable to accept credit or debit cards or cheques at this time.

Stray Aid is a registered charity no: 1117372.

You may bring your own collar, lead, cat box with you, or these basic items can be obtained from our reception together with a pet id tag. Second-hand collars etc may be available for a small donation.


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