Clarets shirt helps bring Anya to UK
A Burnley shirt has raised £85 towards helping a dog in Romania with rickets find a home in England.
Former footballer Bob Newton, whose clubs included Huddersfield and Chesterfield, got a shirt signed by Burnley’s Premier League stars after seeing an appeal for help for four-month-old puppy Anya on Facebook.
He donated it to Ann Davies, who works with a Romanian charity which cares for the country’s stray dogs, and she auctioned it off for £65 with Bob giving £20 of his own to take the tally to £85.
The money from the shirt will see Anya brought to England next month where she will live with Ms Davies in Shropshire and she will have hydro therapy sessions - 12 sessions cost £330 - before being rehomed permanently.
“I want to thank Burnley footballers and Bob for giving the shirt which will play a part in helping Anya,” said Ms Davies.
“Anya was a stray in Romania, wandering the streets, and they thought she had broken legs but it was rickets from being malnourished. We are just waiting for an X-Ray to find out the extent of her injuries before she comes to live with us.”