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RSCPA 'Mutt Strut' raises money for animals in need
A PACK of mutts went for a strut last week to help pets in a rut.
Sponsored dog walk The Mutt Strut, organised by South Bucks RSPCA, started from the Royal Standard of England pub near Beaconsfield and raised nearly £1,200 for animals in need in the area.
It attracted over 20 keen walkers and their beloved dogs who could choose between two circular walks.
Pub owner Matthew O'Keeffe said: "We have three dogs ourselves and appreciate the essential work that the charity does to help and protect animals in our local area."
Helen Fothergill, South Bucks RSPCA area manager for shops, who arranged the event added: "We had a great turnout, everyone including the dogs, really enjoyed the walk, despite the rain.
"I was delighted that the pub collections, plus walkers’ donations and sponsorship, raised such a fantastic amount for local animals in need."
South Bucks RSPCA cares for around 400 sick, injured or abandoned animals in the area each year.
Finding them new homes and giving them a second chance is the main focus of their work.
Many are beloved pets from owners who can no longer care for them; others are rescued from abuse and neglect.
Run by volunteers and almost entirely self-funded, the South Bucks RSPCA relies on the generosity of people.
To help the charity call 07956 570084 or for details about rehoming a pet call 0845 3707526.