AN animal shelter is appealing for help to raise £1,700 to treat an abandoned dog suffering from tumours.

The National Animal Welfare Trust shelter, based in Little Clacton, has called for help to give the poor pooch - named Lulu by staff at the centre - a second chance.

Jo Thorne, from the shelter, said Lulu was found wandering the streets and suffering from mammary tumours, bad teeth and unhealthy irritated skin.

She said: “Little Lulu was abandoned, alone and in an awful condition. She was found to be totally matted, sore and covered in fleas.

“Given her condition, we suspect Lulu has been used for breeding, and has found herself homeless now her breeding days are over.

“People’s support will help Lulu in the next chapter of her life, Lulu’s treatment will come to £1,700, which is a huge expense for a charity like ours.

“However, it is an expense that will give Lulu the chance she deserves of a wonderful home and new life, which is why we are asking for your support.

“This is quite the mountain for this brave little girl to conquer and we are seeking a foster home for Lulu to recover in. Lulu is a placid, laid-backed girl who is usually found snoozing.”

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