Punters pack in to pat pooches

FOUR-LEGGED friends proved a big hit for a Morpeth charity collection.

Pals Pearl Sore and Sylvia Brown staged the Pat a Pooch event in the town with their dogs Perry and Tara in aid of the PDSA veterinary charity.

The collection, which took place in the Market Place and Bridge Street, was initially scheduled to run from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, but heavy rain meant an earlier finish at 2pm.

However, an impressive total of £171.76 was collected for the charity during the time available.