A poorly pooch that suffered terrible neglect has been brought back from the brink of death by a South Yorkshire charity.
Yogi the black Schnauzer was rescued from a dog pound by Rain Rescue in Rotherham, which helps dogs in crisis as well as those at risk of being put to sleep needlessly.
Yogi had a severe itching skin condition called fox mange which caused large areas of balding, open sores and rotting skin. Several of his teeth were rotten and he was very timid and scared.
Determined to give the desperate dog another chance in life, caring volunteers at Rain Rescue have spent the past year nursing Yogi back to full health.
Volunteer Shelley Richmond said: “Yogi was in a really terrible state and days from death when he arrived.
“It’s hard to believe the furry and playful Yogi we see today is the same dog.”
Unable to part with the cute canine, Rain Rescue founder Jacquie Neilson has since adopted little Yogi. And to give something back to the charity, grateful Yogi is currently completing a 30-mile trek to raise vital funds for Rain Rescue, which relies heavily on donations.
Volunteer Shelley Richmond is accompanying Yogi as part of 30 fundraising events she has planned for the charity to mark her 30th birthday.
n To sponsor Shelley and Yogi, visit www.justgiving.com/ThirtyAtThirty