Dogs need friends at Blue Cross
WALKIES!That's what the dogs at Felixstowe's Blue Cross centre need – but more volunteers are required to carry out the task.New manager Tom Crowley wants to set up a volunteer group to give regular help to the animal welfare and adoption centre in Walton High Street.
That's what the dogs at Felixstowe's Blue Cross centre need – but more volunteers are required to carry out the task.
New manager Tom Crowley wants to set up a volunteer group to give regular help to the animal welfare and adoption centre in Walton High Street.
"I would love to have more volunteers and to extend the help that they have been able to give around the centre," said Mr Crowley.
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The volunteers regularly walk the dogs at the centre around the area's streets, giving the animals much-needed exercise.
"The kennels in which the dogs live do have runs but they need more exercise than that and taking them out on the lead around the neighbourhood does them the world of good," said Mr Crowley.
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"I would also like the volunteers to do other jobs around the centre, general duties, but also to go out to different organisations and schools in the area to talk about our work.
"We would especially like to encourage schools to get involved and visit and use the centre as a learning resource.
"Children must do projects about animals and the care of animals and we could give them lots of information and help."
The volunteers, who would be given full training, would be required to give just a few hours a week, mostly during working hours and sometimes at weekends.
Anyone who is able to help should contact Mr Crowley on 01394 283254.
The Blue Cross always has a number of dogs and cats, and other small animals, looking for a home – brought into its care for a variety of reasons.
Staff carry out house checks and make sure the animals go to homes where they would be best-suited and cared for and happy.