Maxi’s Mates, a rescue and rehoming centre for dogs at Dunsdale near Guisborough, recently shared a social media plea for donations, as it is almost at capacity and critically short of funds to provide food.

A student at nearby Prior Pursglove College at Guisborough, dog lover Katie Earl, saw the post and decided she wanted to do something to help, so set about raising awareness of the situation.

She worked with Emma, the college enrichment co-ordinator, to promote the cause amongst her peers, the teachers and wider student body and then began the task of raising goods and funds.

Katie, her friends, and Emma even arranged for a visit from dog Pixie, who came into college to meet the students and nursery children.

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pixie the dog visits Prior Pursglove College at Guisborough

With the support from staff and students, everyone in the college came together in donating food, beds, bedding, towels, and toys, as well as collectively raising £83.81 in cash, which was gratefully received by Maxi’s Mates.