Donations have been rushing in to help a three-legged dog dumped by his owners.
The little black-cross, nicknamed ‘Wobbly William’, was taken in by volunteers at Woodlands Animal Sanctuary after he was found abandoned with another dog on Tarleton Moss.
The other dog had died, but loyal William stayed by his side until help eventually came.
William was rushed to the vets but his back leg had been broken so badly that it needed to be amputated.
After an appeal by the Evening Post kind-hearted readers came forward meaning the sanctuary, on Sandy Lane, Holmeswood, will be able to continue to care for William until another home has been arranged.
Trustee Vickie McDerby said: “We have had a good response which we are always very grateful for.
“William is coming on quite well and we have had lots of people offering to take him home.
“It is amazing to see the difference a week makes.
“He has just come on so much.”
It was Sunday, February 24 when one of the centre’s volunteers was flagged down by a lady who had found the two dogs while walking.
Volunteers are continuing to appeal for information on how the two dogs came to be on Tarleton Moss.
It is feared they were probably abandoned by their owners.
Vickie said: “We still don’t have a clue where he came from. I would love to know.
“Given how he is behaving the signs tell me abuse has been there.
“He has had a few moments that I wouldn’t have liked for him.
“We have been everywhere including all the lost dog sites but there is no one looking for him. That is very clear.”
William is now on the mend and staying with foster parents until he is well enough to go to a new home.
By law he must stay with the sanctuary for a month in case his owners are looking for him.
Vickie said: “He has a new mum and dad coming to take a look at him today but he is not allowed to leave us for a month by law.
“They have got other dogs which I am pleased about because he absolutely adores other dogs. He is very sociable.
“It is like he has always lived here. He is becoming part of the furniture.”
The sanctuary is an independent charity which relies on donations from the public. Visit www.animalsanctuary.org.uk to help.