Disabled Street man asks can you walk his dog?
COULD you help to keep a disabled Street man and his furry friend stay together?
31-year-old Tom Fouracre is on the look-out for an animal lover who likes long walks.
Mr Fouracre inherited Charlie, a young labrador/springer spaniel cross from his friend, who died in a motorcycle accident.
Mr Fouracre has progressive Multiple Sclerosis, a disease affecting nerves in the brain and spinal cord, causing problems with muscle movement, balance and vision.
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He lives at home, and is visited by carers four times a day.
And while he can walk Charlie in the roads around Street, he desperately needs someone who can walk her in places that his wheelchair cannot go.
"I have had Charlie for a few months now, and having her around is wonderful," he said.
"She's a bit of company around the house, and she's full of beans. I take her out every day, but what she really needs is for someone who can take her out to a field or wood, and let her have a good run around and burn off some energy."
Mr Fouracre had asked The Cinnamon Trust, a charity which carries out pet care for elderly and ill people.
But he says the trust told him was not "old enough or ill enough" to qualify for their help.
"I desperately want to keep Charlie, but I don't want her to be unhappy," Mr Fouracre said.
"All my carers adore her, and she helps to get me out of the house.
"But there are obviously some places I can't take her, and I hope that there is someone out there who will be able to take her for some good, long walks – every day, if possible – and help her to blow off a bit of steam."
If you would like to offer your services to Mr Fouracre and Charlie, contact the Cent ral Somerset Gazette at cent email@example.com or call 01749 832336 and we will pass your details on.