A Dunfermline man has expressed his gratitude to everyone who donated money to his JustGiving page to help pay for his dog's medical treatment at an animal hospital. 

Jamie Brown created the fundraising page last week after his seven-year-old Boxer, Bella, was diagnosed with a mass cell tumour that may have spread. 

Bella was referred to the Hospital for Small Animals in Edinburgh by Three Bridges Vets in Dunfermline. However, the x-rays and tests that Bella requires are costly.

The crowdfunding target was set at £1500 to help cover the costs, and has now surpassed that figure.

Dunfermline Press: Bella will now be able to get the tests and x-rays she needs.Bella will now be able to get the tests and x-rays she needs. (Image: Contributed)

Jamie, who has had four Boxers over the years, said: “That money has just been incredible, I am in shock still, I just cannot believe it. You start these things and you just hope you can raise something.”

The money means that Bella can now get the x-rays and tests that she needs this Tuesday. These should give the vets a better idea of Bella's health.

Jamie is very thankful for everyone’s donations and warm wishes, especially during the ongoing cost of living crisis.

“Everybody has been sending lovely messages and sending their hard earned money," he said. "I just can’t believe we reached the target.

“It wasn’t just the money, it was the kind messaged they sent me as well.”

Jamie got Bella when she was about eight weeks old. When he went to pick her up, Jamie said: "She jumped towards me - but when we put her in the car she was sick all over me!" 

If the fundraising page had not been so successful, Jamie's only other option would have been to take out a loan to cover the costs. 

He added: "I am so grateful to every single person who has donated to myself and Bella and it has meant a lot to me to read all the kind words.”