HOMELESS hounds from charity SNDogs will take to the road in May for a unique fundraising challenge.

The cute canines have been invited to walk the Marlborough leg of the 100 Miles 100 Dogs Bristol to London walk, which starts May 20.

Organiser Marc Aplin, who lives near Weston Super Mare, will walk a different dog every mile of the route, fundraising for a variety of charities including Dogs Trust, Battersea Dogs & Cats home. and of course SNDogs.

In a recent change to the route he will actually walk 140 miles to represent the number of homeless dogs put down across the UK every week.

To celebrate the challenge he came to town to meet the rescue SNDogs and find out more about the charity.

The 29-year-old said: “When I first heard that 20 dogs are put down across the UK every day, I knew I had to do something. These statistics are shocking

“It’s been great to meet the team from SNDogs and see the amazing work they do

“I like running and walking and I love dogs so this is a great way to combine my two passions.”

Marc is a dog-lover himself with Chihuahua Cookie and Boston terrier Poppy at home.

Jessie Bascombe, founder of SNDogs, said Marc’s fundraising meant the world to the charity.

She said:“We’re absolutely delighted that Mark has chosen us to fundraise for. It means a lot that he has seen the good work we do and got in touch. We’re looking forward to walking with him and raising some awareness about the plight of rescue dogs.

100 Miles, 100 Dogs will start from Trinity Street, Bristol on May 20 and Marc hopes to complete the 140 mile route to London in just 40 hours. It will end at Battersea Dogs & Cats home.

SNDogs have rehomed 16 dogs this year already but with an influx of cute canines coming in, they are always grateful for funds.

The foster dogs include playful and loving Black cross-breed Shearer, 13 who is on the look-out for a forever home.

Formed in 2012, SNDogs was designed to save innocent animals from dog death row and helps stray and pound dogs in the town.

The charity covers all food, training and veterinary bills until a suitable forever home can be found for them.

To donate, to become a foster carer or to adopt any of the dogs visit sndogs.uk

For more information visit 100miles100dogs.co.uk/ or to donate www.justgiving.com/fundraising/100miles100dogs