How much would you pay to save your beloved pet?
For one family from Ellesmere Port, the answer is thousands and thousands of pounds.
Their labrador Boris needs all his joints replacing and the veterinary bill is astronomically high.
So they are now crowdfunding to get the cash together; https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/martin-mason
Tim Scott went to meet them.
Chester Zoo is set to stage its biggest ever festival celebrating precious UK wildlife. Experts say that the UK's wildlife has undergone a rapid decline over the last 15 years. Recent surveys indicate the hedgehog population in Britain has decreased by 50% in rural areas since 2002.
A three day festival begins today to highlight the problem.
The festival is a real celebration of how wonderful the species around us are, but it also aims to highlight the threats facing them that could mean future generations don't get the chance to enjoy seeing them.
Between 20-25 minke whales have been spotted feeding near the Isle of Man over the past three days.Read the full story ›
The animal welfare charity was called to rescue the bird from a stable in Ridge End, in Marple, Stockport yesterday.Read the full story ›
A deer that became tangled in an electric wire is freed after a joint rescue operation between the RSPCA and Cheshire Fire Service.Read the full story ›
Chester Zoo has welcomed the birth of twin pygmy marmoset monkeys.Read the full story ›
A rescue Shetland pony savagely stabbed in the neck has had "her trust broken by a human again", her heartbroken owner has said.Read the full story ›
A tiny newborn kitten who was cruelly dumped in a bin is recovering well after being rescued.Read the full story ›
Manx Wildlife Trust are launching a study into the Isle of Man's wild seal population.Read the full story ›
Rare miniature wallabies are set to go on show at Chester Zoo.Read the full story ›