Sit-in will raise cash for Snoopy

Lancaster Animal Care Volunteer Caroline Moorby with Snoopy
Lancaster Animal Care Volunteer Caroline Moorby with Snoopy

Volunteers at Lancaster charity Animal Care will be staging a sit-in later this month to help raise the money needed for one of their 
puppies to be treated.

Cross-breed Snoopy needs surgery on his hips to enable him to walk pain-free, which could cost up to £7,000.

Animal Care has set up a separate fundraising account for those who want to help Snoopy.

Almost £1,000 has already been raised.

And sanctuary volunteers Caroline Moorby, Karen Needham and Kerry McKay will be spending 24 hours with Snoopy from 10am on February 28 in a bid to boost the funds.

Caroline said: “Snoopy is on medication for the pain he’s in. He needs the surgery to be able to live a pain-free life.”

Snoopy is only 10 months old and is unable to have the operation until he is a year old, when his bones will be fully formed.

Animal Care manager Diane Lambert said: “Snoopy’s hips haven’t formed correctly so they don’t sit in their sockets. He is in quite a lot of discomfort and hasn’t built up the muscles in his back legs as a result.

“He is only allowed 20 minutes of exercise a day but he still jumps around and is quite daft. He’s a big softie.

“He has a room padded with duvets to protect him.”

Snoopy will be treated by Bay Vets, and will need after care and physiotherapy after the surgery.

Diane added: “We want him to have a good quality of life, be in less pain and be more mobile.

“People are being really generous in giving donations to help him.”

You can help Snoopy by donating at