Partially blind dog Bertie who has previously suffered neglect to get surgery he needs after £4,900 raised

Bertie the Staffy.

Bertie the Staffy. - Credit: Archant

A previously neglected dog who has gone blind in one eye and needs surgery to save the other was made to feel very special this Valentine’s Day.

Staffy Bertie, who is now in the care of the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue in Wisbech, will get the cataract surgery he needs on his remaining eye to improve his quality of life after a fundraising group set up to help pay for the treatment raised more than £4,900.

Bertie’s story has touched many people - this Valentine’s Day, he received 50 Valentine’s Day cards and treats.

A SBT Rescue spokesman said: “Bertie would like to say a big thank you to all his admirers who sent him Valentine’s cards and Bertie’s Besties, Pennies for Pounds, Pennies for Paws and everyone else that has made donation to help him.”

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue looks after Staffords which have been abused, neglected, abandoned or are simply unwanted.

The charity often receives dogs in very poor condition and nurses them back to good health before finding them loving owners.

All the Rescue’s dogs are spayed, vaccinated, neutered and micro-chipped.

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