A Liverpool student who made a desperate plea through local media for help to stop her dog going blind is nearing her final fundraising target.

Her dog, Zack, a Jack Russell-Chihuahua cross, is gradually losing his vision due to cataracts in his eyes.

The four-year-old’s eyes could be saved but it would cost £1,500 per eye, which his owner Katie Tarrant can’t afford.

The 20-year-old, a second year music student at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, appealed to members of the public to help by donating money.

She has now raised more than £2,500 and is arranging a visit to the vets to discuss the procedure, which she hopes will go ahead once they hit £3,000.

Katie said: “I really believe we can reach this target thanks to how wonderfully supportive everyone has been. Anything we are able to raise over the £3,000 will go towards Zack’s post-operation after-care so every little truly helps.

"We are so close to the final hurdle now and it means so much to be able to accomplish this".

For updates or to donate go to www.gofundme.com/savezackssight