Plea to help rescue dogs

tPat  Joanne Brydon with Roxy (left) and Marley at Moor View Kennels.  110518M3.
tPat Joanne Brydon with Roxy (left) and Marley at Moor View Kennels. 110518M3.

A NIDDERDALE kennels and cattery is appealing for people to give a loving home to rescue dogs.

Originally set up in 2008 as a place for owners to bring their pets whilst they were away, Moor View started to take in homeless pets around two years later.

Owner Joanne Brydon said: “We were approached by a friend at German Shepherd Rescue to take in a few of their dogs as we had some spare kennels.

“After that we went to the pound and took in some stray dogs and it all sort of escalated from there, people saw our website and the news spread by word of mouth.”

The kennels takes in stray or neglected dogs in the hope of giving them a second chance in life by finding a loving home. But, with at least three dogs coming in each week, homes are not being found as quickly as they are needed.

Mrs Brydon said: “We make sure every dog is checked over by the vet and vaccinated. This means our vet bills alone are £500 a month.”

Moor View does not receive any funding for this service and relies solely on public donations and fund-raising events. On May 8 a sponsored walk raised £500 for the charity and regular cake stalls contribute to its income, but more help is always needed.

If you can help, visit www.moor-view.co.uk or call 01423 711993.