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Thanks to GSK!

Some staff members from GSK, the pharmaceutical company based in Barnard Castle, were kind enough to visit our kenne...More

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Free Microchipping at Stray Aid

For dogs over 6 months of age that are resident in Durham, Hartlepool or Middlesbrough, they can be microchipped free of charge at the rescue centre. Please ring 0300 9994247 for details

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The Great North Run

There are many ways that people support our charity. We are very fortunate that some of our supporters have decided to run the Great North Run to raise funds for Stray Aid. Good luck guys!

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Collection and Awareness Day, Asda Peterlee

Our volunteers will be out and about at Asda Peterlee on 17th September between 10-3. Please pop along and say hello, and learn more about our charity

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Countryside Festival at Summerhill Country Park, Hartlepool

Our volunteers will be in attendance at the Countryside Festival being held at Summerhill Country Park, Hartlepool on Saturday 17th September between 1-4pm. Please come along and say hello.

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Bowburn Fun Day at Bowburn Community Centre

Bowburn Community Centre are holding a fun day on Saturday 24th September. Our volunteers from Stray Aid will be there between 10am-2pm, please pop along and show your support

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Dogs Trust Community Event

  Microchipping has been compulsory since April. If your dog is not chipped, please take advantage of this great offer of free chipping.

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Gilesgate Moor Hotel - Play Your Cards Right!

The Gilesgate Moor Hotel are hosting "Play Your Cards Right" in aid of Stray Aid on Friday 30th Sep between 7-11.30. There will be a singer too so please come along, sounds like a fab evening

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Street Collection and Awareness Day

Our team of volunteers will be out in Durham City with some of our wonderful rescue dogs between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 15th October. Please come along and have a chat, and perhaps even donate to...

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Dogs for Adoption

Thank you for considering to take a Stray Aid animal, pet adoption gives loving new owners an opportunity to give our rescued animals a desperately-needed second chance. Please note, the previous history of our animals is not available, they are of unknown temperament and cannot be guaranteed in any way.

Please spend as long as you wish to satisfy yourself that our Stray Aid animal is right for your family.

Once you leave the rescue centre with your new pet, you agree that you are responsible for its actions and for any loss or damage howsoever caused.

We advise you to bring any children or other pets in your household to the rescue centre and to spend time carefully choosing a suitable pet before completing the adoption procedure.

The charity endeavours to ensure that your new dog has had the benefit of :

Full veterinary health check
Vaccination
Neutering - sponsored by Dogs Trust
Microchipping - free microchips and training sessions provided by Dogs Trust
Treatment for fleas and roundworms
4 weeks free pet health insurance

The charity looks for a contribution towards the cost of caring for its dogs and cats. We accept cash, but regret that due to charges imposed by banks, we are unable to accept credit or debit cards or cheques at this time.

Stray Aid is a registered charity no: 1117372.

You may bring your own collar, lead, cat box with you, or these basic items can be obtained from our reception together with a pet id tag. Second-hand collars etc may be available for a small donation.


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  • Wilson Veterinary Group