Nelly the labrador saved by Truro veterinary nurse

A labrador puppy that was to be put down because its owners could not afford life-saving surgery has been saved by a student veterinary nurse who stepped in at the last moment.

Fay Alsworth from St Clement Veterinary Clinic in Truro, Cornwall, raised £3,000 in six days to pay for Nelly to have a specialist operation in Somerset.

The dog has been suffering with a liver shunt and her new owners said they had not had a chance to arrange pet insurance before she was diagnosed.

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