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Friday, 31 October 2014

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Dalton family’s joy as readers pledge to save wounded poodle Frodo

A MUCH-LOVED family pet which was set to be put down after a savage attack has been saved.

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brighter future Evening Mail readers have offered to pay for Frodo the poodle’s treatment after he was attacked by a greyhound, much to the relief of his owners, from left: Dylan Stevens, Dawn Stevens and Amber Stevens LINDSEY DICKINGS REF: 50064496B005

Since the Evening Mail ran the story on Wednesday, scores of people have come forward offering to pay for poodle Frodo’s treatment.

The family are overjoyed that the four-year-old won’t have to be put down.

Frodo was being walked by Dawn Stevens’ two children Amber, 11 and Dylan, nine, on May 30 near their home in Baker Close, Dalton.

Mrs Stevens said the dog had had his fur cut that day and slipped out of his collar which was looser as a result.

He started running for home and on the way passed a woman with a greyhound, which viciously attacked Frodo, throwing him around “like a ragdoll”.

So far the 38-year-old owner of Gas Bagz Balloonz in Barrow, has paid nearly £600 in vets’ bills and if the dog needs his neck draining it will cost thousands of pounds, which she says they just could notafford.

Mrs Stevens said she couldn’t quite believe how kind people were.

She said: “The response has been amazing.

“The children are over the moon and have been jumping around in excitement. It will be fantastic if it does happen and we can get the treatment he needs.

“What he really needs is the operation to drain the infection from his neck and that could cost thousands so if anyone could help that would be amazing.

“I can’t thank everyone enough for coming forward and offering to help. I never expected that.”

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