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ECHO readers help raise £15k for puppies doused in chemicals

THE plight of two tiny puppies, who were doused in chemicals and abandoned, has prompted animal lovers to raise £15,000 to help pay for their care.

The female Staffordshire bull terriers were brought to Freshfields Animal Rescue last week after they were found injured in a Bootle park.

One of the pups was blinded after chemicals were poured into her eyes and the other had to undergo emergency surgery in a bid to save her sight.

Staff at Freshfields appealed for help from ECHO readers to pay for the pups’ costly veterinary treatment. And, after their story was featured last week, the centre was inundated with donations from generous animal lovers.

Marg Albert, spokeswoman from the Ince Blundell rescue centre, said: “We are absolutely overwhelmed by how much we have received. We just couldn’t believe it when we counted it all up.

“People have been so kind and we just want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated.

“We have paid out about £2,000 so far for an operation on one of the pups and several hundred pounds in vets’ fees.

“We are still unsure about how well the blind puppy will progress and what can be done for her, but all the money will be put towards the ongoing care of both pups.

“We hope we’ll be able to find nice new homes for them both eventually.”

kate.forrester@liverpool.com0151 472 2488

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