Round-of-a-paws for dog-friendly screening

21 February 2019

Derby animal-lover, Rachel Spencer, has raised £155 for PDSA, following a dog-friendly cinema screening which saw local canines and their owners enjoy ‘A Dog’s Way Home’ on the big screen at The Northern Light Cinema in Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

Homemade treats for dogs and their fellow humans were sold at the event, alongside handmade neckerchiefs, all in aid of the charity.

Rachel, who spear-headed the event, decided to organise the unique fundraiser to give back to us after we provided life-saving treatment for her much-loved dog, Ralf.

Late last year, two-year-old Bedlington Terrier Ralf was rushed to our Derby PDSA Pet Hospital after developing a serious case of kidney stones which caused a near-fatal blockage. After a serious operation and week of intense round-the-clock care from the PDSA vet team, Ralf made a full recovery.

“It was an incredibly traumatic time” said Rachel, “We really can't express just how grateful we are to PDSA. This event is my way of giving something back to the amazing staff who dealt with all of my tears, phone calls, and of course, to say thank you for all their care for Ralf.  He is now a firm friend of all the staff, and surprisingly loves going back for check-ups. I am eternally grateful to them all.”

The money raised will help treat sick and injured pets, like Ralf, at the Derby Pet Hospital, which treat over 51,000 pets in need every year, costing over £1 million annually.

Sally Frith, Head Nurse, at the Derby PDSA Pet Hospital said: “We’re so grateful to have the support of Rachel who held this fantastic event. The money raised will mean vulnerable pets have the vital treatment they need. It was a brilliant event to be part of and we’d like to say a huge thank you.” 

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