Shelter needs to raise £5k to help dog found tied to bins

Rosie the Staffie cross
Rosie the Staffie cross
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AN URGENT appeal has been launched to try and raise £5,000 to pay for a dog’s much-needed medical treatment.

Rosie, a Staffie cross, was taken to the RSPCA shelter the Stubbington Ark, near Fareham, after she was found abandoned by her owner and tied to a bin, in August.

Frank, a mastiff and American bulldog cross who needs a home

Frank, a mastiff and American bulldog cross who needs a home

Once at the shelter, she was assessed and vets found that she needs to have operations on her legs.

Stubbington Ark fundraiser Annabel Radcliffe said: ‘Rosie is a very sweet stray.

‘She was rescued by an inspector who found her tied to bins and she has remained unclaimed.

‘Sadly not too long after arriving with us we found she needed operations on her cruciate ligaments.

‘These operations will cost a lot of money and we would appreciate any amount that people could kindly donate.

‘We rely on the public’s generosity to be able to keep helping animals in need.’

Without the operations, Rosie will be in pain so the race is on to raise the cash as quickly as possible.

Rosie is living with a foster family but once she has had the operations and then recovered, she will be put up for adoption.

She is white and brindle and is described as quiet and gentle, self-contained on walks and she may take time to feel secure.

Rosie is fine with other dogs, but needs a quiet home, without young children or cats. Annabel said Rosie would be make a ‘very loving companion’ but warned she cannot be rehomed in Fareham.

The campaign has already raised £220. To make a donation go to campaign.justgiving.com/charity/rspcasolent/helprosie

The Stubbington Ark is a separately registered branch of the RSPCA. It is self-funded, meaning it needs to raise more than £3,000 a day to stay open.

It cares for many different types of animals, including rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, cats, and more.

Last week, an appeal was launched to find a home for Frank, a mastiff and American bulldog cross, who weighs more than 50kg and has been at the shelter for nine months. He still needs a home.

The centre, in Ranvilles Lane, is open seven days a week from 10am until 4pm. For more call 01329 667541.