WORTHING-based Wadars animal rescue charity is appealing for donations to help cover the cost of unexpected operations for two of the dogs in its care.

The charity usually spends just under £4,000 a month to cover routine veterinary treatments and operations for all animals in its care, including vaccinations, neutering, microchipping, and treatment for fleas and worms.

But due to two unexpected but crucial operations, Wadars will have additional vet bills of up to £3,000 this month alone.

The first operation is for a three-year-old American Bulldog called Trixie, who recently needed to have a procedure to repair a damaged cruciate ligament.

The operation cost Wadars £1,300, and the charity had hoped that she would be fine afterwards, but Trixie now requires the same operation on her other leg, which will cost a further £1,300, followed by a period of recuperation.

Storm is a seven-year-old Border Collie, who came to Wadars earlier this month.

At a routine veterinary assessment, it became clear that he was very tender around his tail, and he was also having problems passing faeces.

On veterinary advice Storm was sedated and an examination revealed that he was suffering from an internal hernia which was preventing him going to the toilet and causing him a great deal of pain and discomfort.

The vet said the condition would not resolve itself without surgery, and even with a hefty discount, the operation would cost Wadars £1,500.

Donations can be made via the charity’s website (www.wadars.co.uk) or by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Wadars’, to Wadars, Hangleton Lane, Ferring.