A rescue centre is in need of help as a French bulldog in its care is in desperate need of a CT scan to finally sort an abnormality in his throat. 

Four-year-old Marlow was brought to Manchester Dogs’ Home in July after he was discovered roaming the streets as a stray.

His owner never came forward and he was never claimed, indicating he was abandoned as a poorly pup.

Marlow had a huge mass on his neck when he arrived and he had to have a course of antibiotics before surgery to have the mass removed.

Since his surgery, the mass has reduced in Marlow's neck, however, on further examination the Frenchie has an abnormality in his throat. 

For this reason he desperately needs a CT scan for which he will be sent to an external vet.

He will most likely need further treatment that Manchester Dogs’ Home simply cannot provide.

The rescue centre is trying to raise £1,800 to fund Marlow’s treatments and improve his quality of life.

A spokesperson for the shelter told TeamDogs: “Sometimes we don't have the resources to complete such procedures. Marlow's quality of life would be greatly improved if we can get to the root of his problem.

“He is a lively, happy boy and always full of beans.”

Marlow is currently on treatment for an infection in his throat, and was previously on pain medication too. The happy boy is still smiling through it and will begin searching for his new home after the infection has gone.

To make a donation towards Marlow’s treatment, visit the JustGiving page.