VOLUNTEERS are urgently needed to help a Bournemouth resident walk their dogs.

National charity The Cinnamon Trust has a team of volunteers who help people over retirement age and those in the latter stages of a terminal illness by offering all kinds of pet care.

They urgently need volunteers to help a resident of West Howe who needs some dog walking support for two adorable Lhasa Apsos.

A charity spokesperson said: “A large number of elderly or ill pet owners become very worried about their ability to care for their pets, feeling that their only option is to rehome them. This is where our national network of dedicated volunteers step in to offer support, enabling them to stay together. We’ll walk the dog for a housebound owner, we’ll foster pets when owners need hospital care, we’ll fetch the cat food, even clean out the bird cage or litter trays.

“All volunteers help in the ways that are most appropriate to them. Teams take it in turn to visit housebound owners to take the dog for a walk, volunteers foster pets as one of their family when owners face a spell in hospital, they take pets to the vet, even clean out the budgie’s cage or cat’s litter tray.” If you would like to volunteer call Sally or Tressa direct on 01736 758707 or email sallycollins@cinnamon.org.uk or tressaherriott@cinnamon.org.uk