We did it!

Rachel Spolton raised £340 from 20 supporters.


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 31/01/2017



£340raised of £600 target by 20 supporters

    Weʼve raised £340 to provide a puppy with a front limb amputation with a specialist made to measure wheel chair to enable him to live life to the full.

    Funded on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered charity.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


    Rufus is a now 6 month old Staffie Jack Russell cross. Who has had the most terrible start to his life. At 6 weeks old he was signed over into the care of the RSPCA by his previous owners. When he was signed over he had an injury to one of his front legs the vets took the decision that the only option for him was to amputate the remains of his leg to prevent recurring and potentially fatal infection.
    I became Rufus’ foster human when he was just 7 weeks old, and very shortly after the vets removed the remains of his leg. Although it is not known how the original injury occurred, the opinion of the vets is that the wound looked almost surgical and was more than likely as a result of a deliberate act.
    Rufus is a lovely little character with a heart of gold. From the moment I met him there was never any doubt that he had found his forever home with me and my two other dogs. He loves nothing more than meeting new people and getting lots of fuss and cuddles from everyone he meets. He is doing really well and manages to get around very well on 3 legs, with some occasional help from his chin!
    The increased strain is starting to take its toll on his remaining front leg and spine, and despite his enthusiasm he struggles to walk very far. Up to now I have been using a pushchair to take him on longer walks but he is now getting too big for it.
    What this lovely, lively little guy needs is a custom made set of wheels, so he can live his life to the full. Unfortunately, this doesn’t come cheap and I am not in a position to be able to fund this all myself. Please please help by giving anything you can. This lovely little chap deserves to be able to run with his friends.



    • Rachel Spolton1 year ago
      Rachel Spolton

      Rachel Spolton

      1 year ago

      Thank you so much for the support so far. I have extended the deadline until the end of Jan.

      Share this update to help us raise more

    2 years ago

    Rachel Spolton started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 12/25/2016 1:33 PM



    • Dan


      Dec 25, 2016

      Merry Christmas Rufus!


    • Lesley Slaney

      Lesley Slaney

      Dec 13, 2016


    • Mel Davitt

      Mel Davitt

      Dec 2, 2016

      Rufus so deserves the support & so do you Rachel.Mel x


    • Rebecca Childs

      Rebecca Childs

      Dec 1, 2016


    • Robert Leedham

      Robert Leedham

      Nov 27, 2016


    • Martin Howarth

      Martin Howarth

      Nov 23, 2016


    • Mercy & Martin

      Mercy & Martin

      Nov 22, 2016

      Hope you manage to raise the money soon so he can get sorted! He looks such a cutey. Good Luck. x


    Great people make things happen

    Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

    Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

    About Crowdfunding
    About the fundraiser
    Rachel Spolton

    Rachel Spolton


    Report this Page

    * JustGiving crowdfunders pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.