The dog is well known as "Man's Best Friend"; unfortunately man is not always a dog's. More and more dogs are thrown out on the streets each day, mainly because the owners have grown tired of them or can't afford to feed them anymore. They are left feeling frightened, abandoned and unloved.
The good news is that due to the tireless work of animal charities like Alexa's Animals many of these dogs are give a second chance. Many find the perfect home quickly but there are others whom for whatever reason do not and they will remain in kennels with Alexa's for as long as it takes.
The organisation Alexa’s Animals is a voluntary service, established and led by local woman Alexa Nisbet MBE in 1991. We receive and find new homes for dogs in Northumberland and parts of Tyneside, working closely with local veterinary practices, council dog control units, social services and also neighbouring dog-welfare organisations. Most of our income is derived from an energetic programme of fund-raising activities, at fetes, shopping centres and special events, as well as through occasional legacies, grants and donations from grateful beneficiaries of the service.
The organisation formally registered as a charity (a Charitable Incorporated Organisation) in 2016, with a board of 5 trustees (including Alexa), and a team of 25 volunteers who assist variously by providing temporary accommodation in their own homes, providing exercising and training, undertaking fund-raising, pro-bono health care and assessments, and publicity work. In the past year the charity have acquired their own kennels and more recently were awarded a sizable grant from Support Adoption For Pets to upgrade the kennels.
Alexa's Animals volunteers accept Support Adoption For Pets grant cheque at Pets At Home, Kingston Park