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Bolton woman recognised for rescuing dog

Wednesday, 1st June 2011

A woman from Bolton has been recognised for making sure one lucky pup lived to eat dog food for another day.

Lyndsay Hobson made the headlines last August when she rushed out onto a busy road to rescue a little black dog who was sitting in the middle of the traffic, reports The Bolton News.

After rescuing the pup, who has now been named Petra, Ms Hobson began an appeal to help raise money for the dog's medical treatment and eventually made over £1,000.

For her efforts, Ms Hobson has been awarded the James Newton Memorial Trophy at the Victoria Halls in Bolton, given by the RSPCA.

She told the news provider: "I was surprised but proud to receive the award. In my opinion I only did what many other people would do."

Petra was re-homed by Alison Shaw, who commented on her new pup's personality. She is quoted as saying: "She is a cheeky dog, loves chewing shoes and eating the cats' food, but we love her to bits and wouldn't be without her."

Bolton RSPCA offers a number of services, including micro chipping and neutering.