Supporters of Mutts in Distress, the animal sanctuary in Little Hallingbury, have raised nearly £2,000 from a sponsored walk. The money, £1,605 pledged and at least a further £255 to add once sponsorship money has been collected, will go towards paying outstanding vet bills of £16,000. Some 43 people, many with their dogs, joined the fund-raisers yesterday (Sunday, September 20) by walking 3k around Harlow Common. Walk organiser Kerry Snooks said: “It was a lot of fun and very successful.” Kerry, who lives in Bush Fair, Harlow, was there with her rescue dog Rocco. She takes Rocco to dog training classes at Mutts in Distress and when she discovered the sanctuary desperately needed money to pay mounting vet bills she decided to do what she could to raise some money.