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Fort William care home raises funds for dog William's op

William, dog at Invernevis House Image copyright NHS Highland
Image caption William was rescued from neglect in Cyprus by a Scottish couple

A rescued dog that provides companionship at a care home is to have a hip operation paid for by residents and staff.

William first arrived at Invernevis House in Fort William earlier this year.

He had previously been found neglected in Cyprus by a couple from Keith in Moray who were visiting the island.

Residents and staff at NHS Highland-run Invernevis House have raised £8,000 for the operation.

William, who is five, is set to have his operation in February.

However, he needs to be clear of an ongoing infection for at least a month before it can take place.

Invernevis House manager Kit Cameron said: "William is a huge favourite with the residents here and puts a smile on everyone's face.

"However, it hasn't always been a life full of love for William."

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