About Us

Stray Aid is a registered charity, charity no. 1117372, dedicated to the welfare of stray, neglected and abandoned dogs, and unwanted cats. The charity was set up in 2006 to prevent the euthanasia of healthy rehomeable stray dogs.

About Stray Aid

Since 2006, Stray Aid has grown from helping a few dogs each month, to over 1,000 dogs in 2019. None of this would have been possible without the support of people like you. Please join Friends of Stray Aid today, and donate just £5 per month, to help us continue to turn our words into action.

Extremely Dedicated

We accepted 1,092 dogs into our care in 2019-2020

Paws in the Playground

Our Community Engagement Team visited schools within a 25-mile radius of our rescue centre at Coxhoe, providing education on animal welfare and delivering the important message of how children can stay safe around dogs

Veterinary Care

A total of 681 dogs and cats were checked over by our on-site veterinary surgeon in the 12 months to 31st March 2020

The Stray Aid story

The Stray Aid team

John Bielby

CEO and founder member

Sue Bielby

Veterinary Director and founder member

HRH The Princess Helen of Romania


Sue Vout

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Dave Clarke


Marc Owens


Cllr Jan Blakey


Adrienne Dickson


Leyla Rutter

Chief Administrative Officer

Lee Henderson

Kennel Manager

Jeremy Snowdon

Cattery Manager

Allison Latimer

Veterinary Surgeon

Lee Wallace (Levi)

Relief Manager

Shirly Sanderson

Animal Welfare Assistant

Sharni Briggs

Community Ambassador

Phoebe Lorimer

Kennel Assistant

Leah Tebbutt

Kennel Assistant

Kiana Hart

Animal Welfare Assistant