Kind-hearted animal lovers are rallying round to fund an operation for an abandoned deaf dog.
Border terrier Maggie is lucky to be alive after being found abandoned on the Snake Pass.
She is now in the care of staff and volunteers at Mill House animal sanctuary in Fulwood, but before she can be re-homed she needs an costly operation to remove a tumour from her face.
The sanctuary has struggled to receive enough donations to pay for her treatment – until now.
Sophie Caplan, of Crookes, Sheffield, has launched a fundraising campaign to raise the £2,000 needed for Maggie.
The 24-year-old fell in love with the pooch after she began volunteering at the sanctuary and helping to boost its profile on social media.
Sophie, a digital marketing manager, said: “Maggie was abandoned on the busy and dangerous Snake Pass, however, she’s deaf so couldn’t hear the cars. She’s lucky to still be alive today.
“She has a tumour on her face and needs surgery to get it removed before she can be re-homed.
“The sanctuary hasn’t received enough donations to pay for the surgery so at the moment she’s just waiting until enough money is raised.
“She is the most loving, cuddly and gentle dog I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.”
Within just a few days the campaign has already raised more than half the money needed – with one person anonymously giving £500.
Sophie is sharing updates of Maggie’s progress on the fundraising page and has told supporters she has already been for a pre-operation check up. Sophie added: “I am so overwhelmed by how generous everyone has been I can’t even explain it in words.
“Thank you for giving this little neglected pup so much support and for supporting the Mill House Animal Sanctuary, who do such amazing work, caring for neglected, abandoned and unwanted animals who wouldn’t make it without their help.”
n To donate to money for Maggie’s operation visit www.gofundme.com/fund-for-maggie