An RSPCA branch is thanking members of the public who donated towards the treatment for a dog with tumours who was dumped in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Bubbles, a white Staffordshire bull terrier, was found in Garsdale Crescent, Blurton, on Tuesday, 8 September and was taken into the RSPCA’s care.

She was found to be riddled with tumours and a fundraising drive was launched to pay towards surgery to remove them.

Bubbles has had the operation to remove her external tumours, but unfortunately a tumour in her mouth was found to be larger than previously thought and not all of it was removed.

Patrick Vasey, manager of RSPCA Staffordshire North branch, said: “Sadly, the expected life-span of Bubbles is now thought to be in the region of six to eight months, with ongoing pain relief needed.

“A forever foster home has been found and she is due to go there on Saturday. This is the best possible option for Bubbles.

“We have been overwhelmed by the response of the public to Bubbles’ appeal and we very quickly exceeded the funds needed for her surgery. We want to say a huge thank-you to everyone who donated. All the money raised has covered her treatment and her care. We are so very grateful for the support from the public and will leave the JustGiving page open, in case anyone wants to donate to her ongoing treatment.

“Even though we were not able to save her life in the long-term we are determined to make her last few months as happy and as comfortable as we can, to make up for her sad past.”

To donate, visit http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/rspcastaffordshirenorthbranch/bubbles.