AN animal rescue charity which appealed for help to pay for urgent surgery to save the life of one of their dogs, has thanked the public for raising enough to start treatment.

Tender Care Rescue, at Annfield Plain, near Stanley, is trying to raise £10,000 to help Cety, who was found abandoned in a field after a road traffic accident in February.

Her hip was fractured and dislocated and the bone of her front leg was snapped in half and she arrived at Tender Care in July.

The Northern Echo: Cety at Tracey's homeCety at Tracey's home

Tracey Hobbs, who has run Tender Care Rescue for 25 years, said: “We know that it is a difficult time for many at the moment, but due to the kindness of the people of the North-East we have managed to raise just over £5,500 so far and have enough to pay for her first surgery.

"After some initial publicity in The Northern Echo two donations of £1,000 each were sent to help the appeal, which ws just amazing.

The Northern Echo: Cety enjoying some attentionCety enjoying some attention

“We have an appointment booked with Wear Referrals in early October, but we are still raising funds for her second surgery.

“Cety is such a happy and loving dog and we are so thrilled that we have had a good response and are really keen to get treatment started.”

If you would like to support Tender Care Rescue’s appeal for Cety’s treatment, you can telephone 07982 005429. Follow Cety's progress on Facebook Cety’s Appeal.