A FUNDRAISING walk for old cats and dogs that are looked after by an animal welfare charity has raised over £1,000 after participants trekked 18 miles to gather funds that will be used to support the domestic pets. The 'Pennies for Paws' walk, organised by Cheadle Animal Welfare Society, took place on Saturday, August 17, starting from the Stepping Stones in Dovedale and finished up in Brand End, the source of the River Dove, with a short 'pit-stop' at Hollinsclough Village Hall for tea and cake. A total of 15 walkers ranging from 12 to 77 years-old took on the challenge and raised approximately £1,140 for several ageing cats and dogs who are currently under the group's care.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “The amount raised for the older dogs and cats in our care – Mabel, Fizz, Marvin and Arthur – was approx £1,140, so they get £285 each.
“This will help pay for Fizz and Arthur to have much needed dental treatment, for Marvin to have blood tests and medication for his hyperthyroidism and for Mabel to continue to have daily bed, breakfast and an evening meal together with lots of treats.
“Everyone at Cheadle Animal Welfare Society is extremely grateful to everyone who donated and helping to make this appeal a huge success.”
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