South West Wales

Ceri and Clare Morgan of Swansea use honeymoon cash on dog chemo

Clare and Ceri Morgan with their dog Teeto
Image caption Teeto is recovering from having his right front leg amputated and has undergone chemotherapy, said the Morgans

A south Wales couple cancelled their honeymoon and used the money to pay for cancer treatment for their pet dog instead.

Newlyweds Clare and Ceri Morgan, of Swansea, were due to fly to Las Vegas when they discovered their five-year-old American bulldog Teeto had cancer.

They said they were told by vets that the dog would need an operation and chemotherapy costing more than £7,500.

"Teeto had to come first," said Mr Morgan, 36.

Mr Morgan said the couple had been looking forward to going away but that Teeto was "such a special dog".

"We had no hesitation, we had to use the money for his vets bills," he said.

"We told the vet that it didn't matter about the money, just do whatever it takes to make him better," said Mrs Morgan, 26.

"We can go on honeymoon again when we've saved up but a dog is for life and we want Teeto around for a lot longer."

Teeto had his right leg amputated and underwent a course of chemotherapy to fight the cancer in his right shoulder.

"He's a very big dog but he is managing very well, and the vets are all quite shocked at how well he is managing," added Mrs Morgan.