A DOG charity has closed its Bishop’s Castle shop after more than 20 years.

Donations to Dogs Bodies has helped pay vets’ bills for dogs in need of rehoming since opening in September 2000.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “It’s closing will leave a big gap in the fabric of Bishop’s Castle life.

“It was fabulous for clothing and bric-a-brac as well as being a much needed social drop-in centre - lonely people and dogs were all welcome.

“We would like to continue our work, helping out with vet bills for our rescue, rehomed and elderly dogs. We will continue to support them with donations”.

To support the charity, email admin@dogsamaritans.org.uk.

The shop in Church Stretton has reopened however they are not accepting items.