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Riddlesden woman's canal walk in aid of dog appeal
10:00am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A Keighley woman who looks after abandoned and unwanted dogs aims to walk 127 miles to help a charity which safeguards Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Beverly Bottomley, who lives in Riddlesden, will walk the length of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, setting off on the August bank holiday Monday.
Mrs Bottomley, 47, owns Cavendish Court Tearooms, off Lawkholme Lane. She cares for eight dogs and is looking to raise cash for Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue. She said: “I’ve decided to do this because last Christmas Eve a staffie was abandoned outside my cafe. Even though I do dog rescue myself I didn’t realise how bad the plight of this particular breed was.
She said the dog dumped outside her cafe, who is called Sammie, has a loving new home in Keighley after a man offered to adopt her. “I will be closing my business for a week while I do the walk,” she said. “Sammie will be doing the last 25 miles with me from Keighley to Leeds with her lovely new owner.”
People can support Mrs Bottomley by calling into the tearooms.
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