Pat a pooch for charity

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ANIMAL lovers can pat a pooch for charity in Morpeth this weekend.

Pals Pearl Sore and Sylvia Brown will bring their pets to the town to try to raise cash for the veterinary charity, the PDSA.

The organisation provides veterinary care for the sick and injured pets of people on low incomes and in receipt of housing or council tax benefit.

Mrs Sore has used the charity herself after getting rescue dog Perry, who required surgery.

She said: “The PDSA is a fantastic charity and does sterling work. My little pomeranian was a rescue dog and when I got him he couldn’t walk because his knees were backwards. They operated on him so that he can walk now.

“They really put themselves out to help anyone who goes to them and I have nothing but praise for them.”

Together with her friend, Mrs Sore has collected £444 for the charity from staging Pat A Pooch events in Newcastle and the friends are now looking to bring it further afield.

As well as Perry, Morpeth visitors can look forward to meeting King Charles spaniel Tara and possibly a dachshund named William.

They will be in Morpeth town centre on Saturday, between 10am and 4pm, but no specific location has been identified yet.