Dog-lover writes book to help street dogs in Sharm

Sally Spenceley and Ethan Messenger-Soanes have released a set of childrens books to raise money and awareness for an animal welfare charity in Egypt ANL-141223-120921001
Sally Spenceley and Ethan Messenger-Soanes have released a set of childrens books to raise money and awareness for an animal welfare charity in Egypt ANL-141223-120921001
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A woman from Stowmarket has been working with an animal welfare charity in Egypt to look after the street dogs of Sharm El Sheikh.

Sally Spenceley, 36, moved to Sharm with her husband Duncan nine years ago to work as an English teacher.

For the past year she has been working with dog welfare charity Sharm Action for Animals which helps look after injured and unwell street dogs in the Egyptian city.

To raise the money and awareness for the charity, Sally has written a set of children’s books about a dog called Dotty, and has enlisted the help of 11-year-old Ethan Messenger-Soanes from Bury to illustrate them.

She said: “Since I have been involved we have set up a small rescue centre.

“We can take car of around 12 to 15 dogs at a time.”

Sally said the local authority in Sharm uses strychnine poison to limit the number of dogs on the street.

She said the charity has set up a neutering scheme to show how it can be done more humanely.

“I have seen dogs who have eaten this poison and it is terrible. It also doesn’t keep the population down because these dogs can still breed.”

“With the help of five vets we recently neutered 103 street animals and released them back to the streets.”

Sally said the charity has been campaigning the Egyptian authorities to follow their lead and stop using cruel poisons.

To find out more about the charity and to buy copies of Sally’s new children’s books visit www.sharmaactionforanimals.com