December 28, 2014
Burnham-On-Sea 'Santa Paws' campaign hailed a success

Dog lovers in Burnham-On-Sea have donated hundreds of gifts to an appeal campaign to help local stray and rescue dogs.

Sedgemoor District Council launched its first 'Santa Paws' appeal earlier this month, as we reported here.

The appeal has now closed for donations and has been hailed a great success.

Santa Paws organiser Fiona Dickson, one of Sedgemoor’s Dog Wardens, told "We have been bowled over by the generosity of the public and the number of donations received for the appeal."

"Hundreds of individual items such as toys, blankets, chews, bowls and leads, as well as filled shoeboxes, have been received across the three drop-off points."

"I can’t wait to deliver all the items to the many stray and rescue dogs awaiting adoption."

She continued: "The dogs who have received their goodies already have certainly had an extra wag of their tail."

"We have some really lovely dogs that are in desperate need of a loving home and we would urge people fully committed to dog ownership to come and have a look after Christmas."

Sedgemoor District Council also thanked the pet stores who collected donations during the appeal, which included Animal Fayre in Burnham-On-Sea's Victoria Street.

Pictured: One of the grateful recipients of the donations, and above, some of the items given during the appeal


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube