Stoke-on-Trent dog rescue charity caring for record number

A Stoke-on-Trent charity is appealing for help to care for a record number of dogs.

There are currently around 120 dogs at Animal Lifeline's Cellarhead kennels, which are looked after by a team of staff and volunteers.

The charity says it has seen a rise in the number of abandoned and unwanted dogs, some of which have been subjected to cruel treatment.

They have been running at full capacity for some time, and have a waiting list for spaces.

The charity are continually fundraising and relying on donations to be able to look after the rising number of dogs in their care.

An open day and fete is planned for Sunday (2 July), with visitors invited to bring along tins of food to boost dwindling supplies.

It is hoped the event will raise around £2,000 to help pay for the running of the kennels, and go towards paying for veterinary care.

A separate fund is also being launched for Staffy cross Lola, who needs eye surgery.

She was close to death when she was rescued, after being neglected and starved.

The condition she was left in means she will have to lose one eye, and requires an operation to save sight in the other.

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