Northants dog charity needs your help

The team at Wellidogs would love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer for the charity
The team at Wellidogs would love to hear from you if you would like to volunteer for the charity

A charity is appealing for volunteers to help them with their work looking after and re-homing dogs.

Wellingborough Dog Welfare, also known as Wellidogs, is nestled away in beautiful surroundings in Grendon.

Many people may not realise they are there, but their volunteers work around-the-clock to stop stray dogs being put down and help find new homes for them.

Linda Tirebuck, a volunteer for Wellidogs, said: “The majority of dogs that come in are strays.

“Dogs are in the pound for seven days.

“If no-one comes forward or if they can’t contact the owner, the dog would be put to sleep if Wellidogs wasn’t here.”

The dog would be put to sleep if Wellidogs wasn’t here.

Linda Tirebuck

The charity has 10 dogs in its care at the moment.

They will be walked twice a day and given attention and love not only while they are there but also when trying to find the right home for them.

Linda said: “A lot of these dogs have behaviour issues, but not because of them, it is because of the way they have been treated.

“Some dogs come in and turn into beautiful dogs because of how we have attempted to sort them out.

“Some of these dogs have been treated so badly but their trust is amazing.”

Kennel manager Naomi Walters said: “If we have got space we will do what we can to help. We have 12 kennels but we also have a good team of fosterers.

“We are open seven-days-a-week and people can come down between 10.30am and 3pm.”

Volunteers help out in various ways, including walking the dogs and fundraising, but the charity is always looking for more people to come forward and help.

Even an hour a week to walk one of the dogs would be appreciated.

For more information about the Wellidogs organisation and how you can volunteer, go to www.wellidogblog.co.uk or search for Wellidogs on Facebook.

You can also call 07561 129207 for more details.