A volunteer has began providing “doggie bags” homeless dogs in the North East.
Christopher Smith founded the idea when handing out hygiene packs to street friends during the regular North East Help Link Soup Kitchen that takes place at the Discovery Museum car park.
Mr Smith said: “We have a number of dogs that arrive along with the people that come for a drink and a bite to eat.
“I noticed the guys that had pets were sharing their precious food with their animals.
“I decided that I was going to make up ‘doggie bags’ for the pets of the street friends because they deserve to have a bit of help too.”
The bags contain a brush, blanket, a coat, flea drops (if necessary) as well as a dog treat and a toy to play with if there’s money spare.”
Mr Smith has set up a crowd fund in order to fund the bags and raise money for the animals and has raised £55 so far.
“I hope to raise the other £50 to fund the summer.
“People’s generosity has allowed me to buy huge sacks of dog food and everything I’ve set out to do.
“I’ve even had people approach me on Facebook to ask if they could send me items in the post or drop things off.
“I’m very humbled at the generosity of people and their support.
To donate to the cause visit the Go Fund Me page here.