A pregnant lurcher, who was badly injured in a hit-and-run incident with a van, has been showered with donations after police launched an appeal to raise money for her treatment.
Molly, who was renamed by staff at the Prince Bishops vets in Leadgate, was found dying in the road by Durham Police officers who then took the dog in for treatment.
Her injuries included a broken leg and painful cuts. Sadly, she also lost her puppies due to the traumatic experience.
The hit-and-run happened in Harelaw, Stanley, on Saturday morning.
Since then, the pup's Just Giving page has more than doubled its fundraising target with many well-wishers sending donations to help Molly get back on the road to recovery.
Police started an online donation fund and had a target of £1,000 to pay for the lurcher's treatment. The figure now stands at more than £2,263.
The Dogs Trust agreed to underwrite the initial cost of Molly's treatment. She is now making progress after receiving care from vets.
The charity will also receive the surplus cash to help other dogs.
Meanwhile, Molly's owners remain unknown.
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On Facebook, the Stanley Neighbourhood Police Team said: "It's amazing to see how people are pulling together to help Molly.
"We have flown past our target and the donations to the Dogs Trust are continuing to come in to the Just Giving site.
"This is great as it will give more dogs like Molly the care they need. We have also have lots of people in the Stanley area holding raffles and collecting nice dog treats in hampers to give to Molly and her friends."
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