Wigan pub hosts fund-raiser to help stricken dog

Hundreds of animal lovers have entered a competition run by a Wigan pub to help a dog in need.

The Foresters Arms in Standish is helping to raise money for veterinary treatment for a dog named Boo.

She was dumped when she was 16 months old and then hit by a car. Despite being nursed back to health, her new owner needs £13,000 to pay for further treatment.

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Landlord Gareth Caunce was so moved by Boo’s plight that he decided to do something to help and turned to his customers for their support.

He is running a cute dog competition via the pub’s Facebook page, which has already had hundreds of entries.

Owners are asked to post a picture of their dog, tag two dog lovers, share the post and donate to the appeal if they wish.

A panel of three judges, including Boo’s owner Netty Hodson, will select their 20 favourite dogs.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday September 4 and they can choose from a host of prizes.

To find out more or enter the competition, go to the pub’s Facebook page.

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