Animal-loving Alexa Nisbet, from Newton-by-the-Sea, has recently marked 25 years of rescuing and re-homing dogs.
Alexa, who runs Alexa’s Animals, has worked tirelessly over this time to help many unfortunate pooches.
She was honoured with an MBE for services to animal rescue in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2001.
Often the dogs have been handed to Alexa because elderly people are unable to keep their beloved pets. But sometimes desperate pooches need care because they have been subjected to cruelty and abuse.
Over the years, Alexa has re-homed more than 1,400 dogs. Not only does the re-homing service benefit the animals, but it can also help the owners, with the company of a canine companion combating loneliness.
In 2013, the Gazette reported how Tony Booth, father of Cherie Blair and best known for his role as Mike Rawlins in the BBC series Till Death Us Do Part, and wife Steph, adopted a Cavalier King Charles spaniel in time for Christmas.
To celebrate the 25-year milestone, grateful owners and Alexa’s army of volunteers held a party to honour her work.
For more information, visit alexasanimals.webs.com or see the Alexa’s Animals north east charity Facebook page.