Stray Aid - A Stray Dog's Best Friend - Charity No. 1117372
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Vets Diary

 Pictured above, veterinary surgeon Allison Latimer BVetMed, MRCVS, with Beauty

"At Stray Aid we provide health checks and cost-effective veterinary treatment to the dogs and cats rescued by the charity during their stay at our kennels.

Since Stray Aid opened its first rescue centre in Durham in 2006, it has been able to improve the profile of stray dogs and as a direct result many re-homeable dogs have been saved and given loving new homes"

Sue Bielby BVMS MRCVS, Veterinary Director, Stray Aid, Ltd

Below are some interesting stories for your information: 

A "Hole" Lot Of Trouble!

A little Jack Russell was brought to the centre recently with a suspected mammary tumour, and from the photos you can see why.…read more

A 3-Legged Race!

When the call came in that a lurcher was badly injured at the side of the road near Bishop Auckland one Sunday morning, presumed to have been run over, our Animal Ambulance attended straight away.…read more

A Pain In The Neck!

Some of the issues we see here at the Animal Welfare Centre take more than just veterinary skill to put right. I need to warn you that some of the images are quite graphic…read more

A Sticky Problem

When this tiny Yorkshire terrier, weighing only 2.5kg, was brought to the kennels, her eyes were completely stuck shut…read more

ADCH Promoting Animal Welfare

We have recently returned from a most interesting Congress down in Bournemouth.…read more

An Eye For Trouble!

I am often surprised by the attitude of people who ring the council dog pound, annoyed at the wardens who have found their dog and brought it safely to the kennels to await collection.…read more

Bad Hair Day!

Some of the dogs that arrive at our Animal Welfare Centre are just plain neglected. It takes just a few minutes a day to groom a dog if you keep on top of it.…read more

Better Off Than On!

When Corinne, the beautiful greyhound, attended our animal welfare centre, with a limp, it became clear that the cause was related to a toe.…read more

Bran's Post-op Complications

On arrival at the kennels, it was immediately clear to our Animal Welfare Supervisor that the stunning young lurcher we now call Bran was in need of urgent veterinary attention…read more

Cyst-ems In Place!

Here at Stray Aid's animal welfare centre, we try to do the best we can for each individual dog. When the elderly lurcher was brought in with a lump, it was important to find out whether it was something to worry about or not.…read more

Dental Dilemma

Did you know that dental care for dogs should always start when they are puppies?…read more

Duke's Dilemma

When the gorgeous Labradoodle came into our centre as a stray, he had so much hair over his eyes that you could hardly see them at all.…read more

Elsie's Lump

Elsie, an elderly crossbreed, was brought to our vet with a rather suspicious thickening in the skin.…read more

Facts About Kennel Cough

Did you know that wherever dogs meet, such as out on walks (even if there are no other dogs about at the time), training classes, boarding kennels or stray dog pounds, they run the risk of picking up Kennel Cough?…read more

Gloves Off!

Here at Stray Aid’s Animal Welfare Centre, we are presented with a wide range of injuries.…read more

Hear 'Ear!

When we received a phone call from Middlesbrough council's holding kennels to say they had a dog with blood pouring from his head, we really did not know what to expect.…read more

Interesting Facts

Those of you who follow our website regularly, will have been amazed at the sheer numbers of dogs passing through our kennels.…read more

Kara's Story

Kara came in as a stray with a very large lump on her underside…read more

Little Scamp

Scamp is a 4 year old Lhasa Apso cross. Anyone who's owned a Shih Tzu or Lhasa before will know they require regular grooming in order to be happy, comfortable dogs.…read more

Lumps and Bumps!

When this dog was brought to our Animal Welfare Centre, it was hard to miss the fact there was something wrong.…read more

New Coat for Bobby

One of the most common skin diseases diagnosed in the stray dogs brought to our kennels is sarcoptic mange (scabies).…read more

No flies on THIS lurcher!

Here at Stray Aid, we often despair about the state of the dogs brought in to us.…read more

Not Hungry Jack?

Our staff and volunteers have strong bonds with the dogs we care for. These dogs arrive as strays with no history, so the powers of observation are vital…read more

Not Such Fun For Animals

As bonfire night approaches, this is the time of year when thoughts turn to fireworks.…read more

Phoebe's Happy Ending

A beautiful lurcher found straying was brought to our kennels at Coxhoe by council wardens…read more

Please Get Help For Your Dog

We have talked before about the importance of seeking PROPER veterinary treatment for your dog. Here is an example of what can go wrong if you don't.…read more

Poor Baby!

Some of the sights we see here at Stray Aid make us sad, others make us angry. The following story did both…read more

Poor Little Mites

Yet again, we have been shocked and saddened, this time by 2 new arrivals to our Animal Welfare Centre…read more

Remember To Check Your Pets!

Looks like Spring might be on the way at long last! But it never comes alone. As the weather warms up, parasites become much more active.…read more

Responsible Dog Ownership

Those of you who check our website regularly may have noticed the vast numbers of dogs being brought to us…read more

Routine Checks

When you agree to take any animal into your home, you have to accept responsibility for it, and make sure you check it regularly.…read more

Routine Maintenance

The importance of performing routine flea and worm treatment, even if you are not aware that your pet has any parasites, cannot be over-emphasised.…read more

Sorry State

We see all sorts here at the kennels at Coxhoe. This sweet dog was brought in with a rather embarrassing problem. We have no way of knowing how this injury was caused, but it was rather alarming to see the large split in his prepuce.…read more

Sticks and Stones!

Hopefully we all understand by now the damage that we can do to our dogs by throwing sticks or stones for them to fetch - sticks can pierce through the back of the throat, stones can get stuck in the stomach or intestines causing obstruction.…read more

Sue's Happy Birthday!

One of the best things about being a veterinary surgeon is that you never know what is going to come through the door next.…read more

Sundance's Story

On Saturday 30th August 2014 our vet got a call from the neighbourhood wardens regarding a little dog with a poorly leg…read more

Surprise Surprise!

We are constantly surprised by the sights we see here at the rescue centre. When the tiny terrier was presented for routine spay, our vet felt there was something not quite right.…read more

Tick Tock!

Here at Stray Aid, we get lots of 4-legged visitors. However, we were inundated with 8-legged visitors - TICKS…read more

Time Is A Great Healer

When a Jack Russell terrier was brought to the Stray Aid Animal Welfare Centre with a large gash in her shoulder, it was obvious that the injury was not fresh.…read more

Totally Avoidable Trouble

When the litle Jack Russell terrier was brought to our kennels, she was rushed straight into the Animal Welfare centre, obviously very unwell.…read more

Wash and Squash

Vinnie was just a young pup, full of fun and games when he arrived. The poor pup had been out scavenging when he'd found an old tuna tin…read more

Women's Troubles

Here at the Stray Aid rescue centre, Coxhoe, we are firm believers in neutering. The main reason for this is that we see what goes wrong when this routine procedure is not performed.…read more

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News

Back to school for Izzy and Lola!

Published 29/06/2017
  As part of our charity's awareness and promoting responsible ownership in line with Durham County Council's Civic Pride Team, we are asked by local schools and a variety of other groups to attend dates and deliver talks and engage with current owners and owners of the future. Recently we were asked to attend Sherburn Village Primary School where the children along with their tea...…read more

Persimmon Homes - Charity Community Champion

Published 13/06/2017
We are proud to publish a press release made by Persimmon Homes, Durham, who have supported our charity greatly this year as one of their Charity Community Champions.  Following visits by their staff to our centre to see the work that we do they have donated £4,000 which is absolutely amazing and very much appreciated by us all at Stray Aid. …read more

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