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Dumfries Woman Raising Funds For Local Lost Dog Group

A Dumfries woman is raising funds for a local lost dog group to help buy a thermal drone.

Mum Julie Bowman has set herself a mission of swimming 50 lengths of Dumfries swimming pool every second day from now until the end of May.

Lost Dogs Dumfries and Galloway, set up by Lee Herron, helps people when their dogs are missing through advice, support and the use of specialist equipment.

The voluntary group relies solely on donations and is currently trying to raise money for a third thermal drone to cover the Dumfries and Galloway region.

Julie has been a supporter of the group for some time now and said: “The group has helped so many people already and when I heard they were raising funds for the heat-seeking drone I wanted to help.

“We’d be so grateful for any support, no matter how small. There are lots of dog owners and if their pet went missing it would be this group that would help them.

“I felt it wasn’t fair to expect help if I ever needed it if I hadn’t supported them in their work.”

Julie, who was in the army 30 years ago, used to do a lot of swimming and although she hasn’t done it for years she decided to start again – to get healthy and to raise funds.

To help, you can visit the Lost Dogs D&G Facebook page at Lost Dogs Dumfries & Galloway | Facebook or donate via this link www.gofundme.com/f/lost-dogs-dumfries-and-gallowaylee-herron