Do you have a spare hour per week to walk a guide dog?

Guide Dogs in northern Lincolnshire are urgently in need of your help, as volunteers are sought to help provide the four-legged friends with fun walks and exercise while '˜off duty'.

Animal News.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association are asking people to come forward if they can help.

The charity said that 100 people each day start to lose their sight in the UK, and that the charity receives no government funding.

Dog exerciser Deborah Barker said: “To me it’s not at all a problem in fact I really look forward to my walk with such a lovely beautiful dog and to watch the hard working guide dog have time for himself, is great.

“Watching the dog running through the long grass without a care in the world - and knowing that the dog is so happy doing what my pet dog would do - means the world to me.”

From a guide dog owner’s point of view, guide dogs work really hard and to know that they have a time once a week for an hour where the dog can be off duty, means so much. They can also relax with the knowledge that their dog is in safe hands.

• Can you offer your time and support? Call Sam Bradley on 01189 838753 or 07825 905903 to find out more.