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Dog-loving villagers pool money together to help local pet walk again

borwn spaniel in wheelchair dog-happy
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A pooch who lost the use of his back legs following a tragic accident is enjoying walkies again after villagers donated money to buy him a doggy-wheelchair.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 29/07/2020, 18:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:26

Max the Springer Spaniel lives in the small village of Stanton, near Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk.

Everybody loves Max

He's a popular figure among the locals, who were used to seeing Max enjoy walkies around the village with his dog parents.

So when the villagers heard about Max losing the use of his back legs following a bad fall, they came together to help this pooch get back up on his paws. Dee Burdett, who works in the village shop, collected the donations, raising over £850 in just 10 days. The money covered the cost of a specially designed wheelchair, and there was even a little bit leftover to buy Max some well-deserved treats.

Villagers gave Max his new wheelchair last week. His owners decided to remain anonymous, letting Max and the villagers take all the praise.

"We're a small village. We all help each other," said campaign organiser Dee Burdett.

Max is smiling again!

She also said Max appeared delighted with his new wheels and is back to being a 'happy chappy' again.

And the good folk of Stanton love watching Max whizz around the village with a big smile on his face!

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