Last month, a local, independent veterinary clinic in Winlaton organised and carried out a charity dog walk to raise money for the Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter.
Having just opened in Winlaton two months ago, following the success of their Newton Aycliffe branch, Sore Paws Veterinary Clinic have already made an impact on the local community, organising educational talks, community walks and offering a range of affordable services for pets in the region.
The charity walk, which took place on December 7th, successfully raised over £200 for the Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter charity, which helps thousands of lost, neglected, abused and abandoned animals find new homes, and keeps them sheltered until they do.
The charity receives no government funding and running costs are in excess of £1.5million each year.
With a group of 20 humans and 15 dogs, the Sore Paws walk headed down Winlaton’s Black Path on the chilly Saturday afternoon. Every man, woman and their dog had a cold, but lovely time and, thankfully, it was a crisp, dry day.
Due to the success, Sore Paws are already planning their next charity walk for February 2020, to keep updated follow them on Facebook @SorePawsWinlaton.
For more information about the Newcastle Dog and Cat Shelter, please head to: www.dogandcatshelter.com