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    Small charity stuck with £1,000 vet bill after saving dog from death

    NewsMonday 25 February 2013

    A small charity in East Lancashire has been left with a £1,000 vet’s bill after a dog they rescued had to undergo an emergency caesarean section. 

    The dog was facing death after a number of attempts to re home it had failed, however it was eventually saved by Paws Rescue and Education Centre.
    Layla, the 12-month-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier was rounded up as a stray in Sheffield and sent to a holding compound which gives owners just seven days to claim their dog before it is put to sleep. 
    However, after discovering of the dog’s plight, Paws stepped in to attempt to save it and its unborn litter. 
    Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Stacey Hilton, 26, of Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, who runs the not-for-profit organisation from her home, said: “Layla went into labour as soon as I picked her up. She really struggled to deliver the puppies because she was so under-weight.
    “Despite the vet trying to induce her twice, they had to perform an emergency caesarean section after the puppies stopped moving. Unfortunately none of the six puppies survived.”
    The mother of one is now appealing for animal lovers in the area to make donations towards the cost of Layla’s vet bill. 
    Stacey said: “Currently at Paws we have 22 rescue dogs in foster homes around the UK as well as two cats.
    “In the last three months we have managed to rehome 15 dogs that were all facing being put down.
    “Layla is a young dog with a lovely temperament who could give a family many years of enjoyment.
    “In the last couple of weeks the centre’s funds have been spent trying to nurse back to health two severely emaciated dogs and that is why I am appealing to all the animal lovers out there for donations. The vet bill is £1,000 and thanks to friends of the centre we now only have to find £673.”
    Picture of a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, not Lyla: Mtop6867
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