Who are the kids who raised cash to help neglected dog in Baldock?

A group of mystery kids have been praised for raising funds to help a badly neglected dog. In July we published the harrowing story of Rusty who was found wandering in a Baldock street starving and having lost all his hair. The emaciated dog was taken to

A group of mystery kids have been praised for raising funds to help a badly neglected dog.

In July we published the harrowing story of Rusty who was found wandering in a Baldock street starving and having lost all his hair.

The emaciated dog was taken to the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester where he was adopted by a member of staff and is now making a slow recovery from his ordeal.

But the cost of his treatment was put at �8,000. Donations poured in and the shelter is just �1,000 short of its target.


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Among the donations has been �14 from a group of children living in Aleyn Way, Baldock, who sold their own version of the Comet named the Comedy Comet door to door to raise money for Rusty's fund.

This week the shelter confirmed they had written to the children thanking them and a spokesman there said: "It is fabulous to think these children came up with their own idea to raise money for Rusty after reading his story in the Comet.

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"They produced this booklet and we are very proud of them."

One resident in Aleyn Way who saw the Comedy Comet also praised the boys.

Gemma Helmke said: "I cannot tell you how heart warming it was when I answered the door and two young boys, who in a bid to raise money for Rusty, were selling their own version of the Comet the Comedy Comet.

"Rather than being out playing football with their mates or on computer games, they had taken the time to hand write and illustrate a small booklet all to raise money for Rusty, a dog they had taken to their hearts.

"I think that in a time when young people are coming under constant fire for attitudes and bad behaviour, we should take time to remember those who are good, kind and honest. These boys are a credit to their families."

Were you in this group of kind hearted kids? If you were then contact the Comet newsdesk on 01438 866200.

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