A RESCUE dog which has been stuck in kennels for nearly half its life, will take on a 10km run to raise money for Mount Noddy RSPCA Rescue Home.
Rolo, the two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was rescued from mistreatment more than nine months ago and has now been at the kennels for longer than any other dog there.
Rolo will join the Lodge Hill Fun Run, in Watersfield, on April 26 with centre volunteers Lucinda Offord and Ben Tite, who are both 21-year-old University of Chichester students.
Zoe Bull, volunteer co-ordinator for the centre, said Rolo was one of the centre’s best behaved and most friendly dogs.
“He is a lovely, lovely dog. He is such a playful, fun and handsome boy we are really hoping that the publicity will also result in a new home for him.
“He really deserves it after a really bad start and still being so young.”
Zoe said, although the event was usually dog-free, Lodge Hill Trust gave permission for one of the centre’s dogs to be the ‘dog of honour’.
The centre volunteers have named the campaign Run Rolo Run. If it is a particularly hot day Rolo will have do a shorter run.
To donate, visit the RSPCA Mount Noddy Facebook page and click on the ‘Donate to Us’ button.
Find the page on Facebook by searching ‘RSPCA Mount Noddy Sussex, Chichester & District registered charity 206300’.
The volunteers will also be fundraising at Pets at Home, in Portfield Way, this Saturday and Sunday.