Britain’s ‘dog-friendliest’ pub The Fox and Hounds are holding a special event to raise money for Tilehurst bull mastiff Coco, who was hit by a train but ‘miraculously’ survived in December.
The pub in Theale is arranging a ‘Pooch and Munch’ dog walk on Saturday, February 22 at 10.30am.
Coco was found lifeless besides the train track two days after a huge search was carried out to find her when she went missing from her home.
In a recent update posted on the Facebook page ‘Coco’s recovery’, Coco can been seen walking outside for the first time since.
The post reads: “There were so many times throughout this process that we thought Coco would never walk again, but despite this we decided to do all we could to give her every chance of recovering. We just wanted her to have a life full of love, no matter what the outcome.”
The fact that Coco can now walk again is an ‘amazing’ achievement for her family, and followers of the story have been left ‘thrilled’ with the news.
So far, £8,500 has been raised to help towards Coco’s medical fees, but more is needed to reach the target of £10,000.
The Fox and Hounds will offer everyone free coffee, tea, cakes and biscuits in return for a £5 donation to Coco’s recovery fund.
The walk is starting 10.30am prompt from the pub and will walk around HoseHill lake – organisers advise those coming along to bring their coat and wellies.
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