FANS of an injured Lakes ambassador dog have come together to raise £4,000 for his surgery.

English Springer Spaniel Max, one half of the social media phenomenon ‘Max and Paddy out in the Lake District’, needed surgery to remove a chip of bone from his front left leg.

He had the surgery late last month and is now recovering at home.

Owner Kerry Irving said before the surgery: “We’ve been inundated by offers of donations towards Max’s operation, so many kind messages and get well wishes. It’s incredibly comforting to see how much our boys mean to so many people and how much love there is in the world.”

“A friend has created a JustGiving page.

“I’m not asking for money nor will I ever as our dogs are our responsibility.

“The money given on this page will be paid directly to Kentdale Orthopaedics.”

Max and Paddy are ambassadors for Keswick, patrons for Eden Animal Rescue, as well as stars of BBC’s The One Show and Crufts.

The pooches have more than 60,000 followers on Facebook and their fans have already donated thousands of pounds towards the surgery.

After a collision with another dog last year, ten-year-old Max will have an arthroscopy, a minimally evasive surgery, this week so that he can spring around the Lake District with Paddy again.

Any surplus after paying for Max’s full treatment will go to Eden Animal Rescue or an animal charity of their owner’s choice.

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