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Dog found 'beaten and set on fire' is doing well, says vet

Bruce was found in Little Orton with life-threatening injuries Credit: RSPCA

A bull-lurcher that was found with severe injuries near Carlisle is doing well, says Ashlea Veterinary Centre.

Bruce, who was named by the vets, has undergone surgery to remove his eye which was damaged beyond repair. The vets taking care of him, say he is now 'eating well' and 'comfortable'.

The RSPCA is offering a reward to help catch the person who left Bruce with these life-threatening injuries.

He was found in Little Orton, near Carlisle, on Friday.

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Animal charity sees huge increase in older cats

A Cumbrian animal refuge has seen a huge increase in the number of older cats handed in.

One third of the cats at the Oak Tree Animals' Charity, near Wetheral, are at least seven-years-old, as are 80% of those on their waiting list.

Staff are now asking people to consider giving an older cat a home.

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