Dog was found tied up in Stapleford Cemetery

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Dog lovers are being asked to help raise money for a canine that was found tied up in Stapleford Cemetery.

Valentino was found abandoned on Januray 26 by a member of the public who alerted Broxtowe Borough Council’s neighbourhood wardens.

The black and white Terrier Cross was suffering with an eye problem and sadly the vet advised that he needs to have his eye removed. To help towards the cost of the eye operation, Babbington Rescue Centre in Awsworth, are holding a funding raising sale on Valentine’s Day, February 14, to help raise money for the surgery. The sale will take place between 11am and 3m.

Valentino is just one of the many dogs who arrive at Babbington Hall Rescue Kennels that have health issues. Illness is often the reason why these animals are abandoned in the first place as owners struggle to afford the treatment required.

Babbington takes rescue dogs from all over Nottinghamshire and have recently reported an increase in dogs which have health problems that need treatment. This adds extra expense to the already over-subscribed service.

The neighbourhood wardens try to reunite lost dogs with their owners but those that are not reclaimed or that are abandoned by their owners undergo an assessment for suitability for re-homing. If successful they will then be placed for adoption. This is Valentino’s only hope now!

For more information about the council’s neighbourhood wardens visit broxtowe.gov.uk/wardens or for information at Babbington Rescue Kennels and how to adopt a stray visit babbington-rescue.org.uk