A rescue dog with a sticky up ear and no tail is the new face of a Christmas collection campaign being run by a veterinary group.

Sasha, the six-year-old, black Labrador Collie cross has been overlooked for her forever home despite the best efforts of dedicated volunteers at Laurel Animal Rescue, based in Newton-le-Willows.

She is said to be very fond of the people who look after her and likes nothing more than a good fuss.

Willows Veterinary Group have said she is one of many needy animals who will benefit from their Christmas appeal, which aims to help as many unwanted animals as possible over the festive period.

Credit: Laurel Animal Rescue

Willows Veterinary Group has a network of 24 small animal practices, a referral veterinary hospital, two equine centres and a four-office farm practice, located across the North West region.

Pet lovers are being urged to bring in unopened pet food, new toys, blankets, bedding and treats for animals of all types to any of the Willows surgeries in the group by Friday December 20.

The rescue team say they are always looking out for foster carers to take in abandoned animals.

If you can help the Christmas appeal visit: www.willowsvetgroup.co.uk

You can also visit Laurel Animal Rescue's social media pages to find out about how to offer their animals a home.