Paws' collection for stray dogs underway at Burnham pet shops
'Santa Paws' appeal to help give stray and homeless dogs this
Christmas is underway in Burnham-On-Sea.
lovers are being invited by Sedgemoor District Council to donate
either a shoe-box filled with presents such as dog chews, collar
and ID tag, leads, coats, blankets and canned dog food or bags
of dried dog food or individual gifts.
can leave their doggie gifts at three local drop-off points -
Animal Fayre Pet Shop in Burnham's Victoria Street; Pampurred
Pets at Sanders Garden Centre in Brent Knoll; or The Pet Shop
in Burnham-On-Sea High Street.
Dog Warden told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Christmas is always
a sad time of year as more dogs are brought in during this time
and it can be difficult re-homing them, not least because little
is known about them."
have some really lovely dogs that are in desperate need of a loving
home and the Dog Wardens would urge people to come and have a
look now and after Christmas."
role is to pick up stray and abandoned dogs and try and reunite
them with their owners or find new homes where this is not possible."
dogs are left out on the streets abandoned and having to fend
for themselves. If people acted more responsibly, we wouldnt
have to put them in kennels and find homes for these poor unwanted
are meant to be a nation of dog lovers, but the stark reality
is that many are leaving their once beloved pets out in the cold.
This could be because they can no longer afford to keep them for
whatever reason. But some people just dont care."
clearly mark boxes and gift with 'Sedgemoor Santa Paws Appeal'.
The appeal runs until 21st December.
Top, Alan and Carol Rose at the Animal Fayre Pet Shop in Victoria
Street, Burnham where the collections are underway