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Lighting Up Brentwood 2019: Famous rescue pug will greet fans at Christmas lights switch-on

PUBLISHED: 12:06 25 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:28 25 November 2019

Edna Easter Cake was rescued at 10 years old after a lifetime of abuse and neglect.

Edna Easter Cake was rescued at 10 years old after a lifetime of abuse and neglect.

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A charity that has rescued more than 650 pugs in just four years will be bringing its famous Muffin Pug to this year's Lighting Up Brentwood event.

After being baited, Muffin Pug had to one of her legs removed. Now the charity Muffin Pug Rescue helps other pugs in desperate need. Picture: Muffin Pug RescueAfter being baited, Muffin Pug had to one of her legs removed. Now the charity Muffin Pug Rescue helps other pugs in desperate need. Picture: Muffin Pug Rescue

Close to death's door after being baited, Muffin Pug arrived at an emergency vets with barely a pulse.

After several operations and a lot of love, this little girl had one of her legs removed in order to survive, and miraculously, on the road to recovery set up Muffin Pug Rescue to help other pugs in desperate need.

Minnie Candypops was rescued at the age of six from living outside in a concrete yard. She was very underweight and in poor condition but now aged 10 she lives a wonderful life with her family.Minnie Candypops was rescued at the age of six from living outside in a concrete yard. She was very underweight and in poor condition but now aged 10 she lives a wonderful life with her family.

With her own Instagram account and 5,000 Facebook followers Muffin Pug became the face of the rescue charity.

The charity now has hundreds of Fairy Pug Mothers and Fairy Pug Fathers who have fundraised, run midnight trips to rescue abandoned and abused pugs, repatriated pugs from the meat markets in China and found a few NQPs (Not Quite a Pug!) forever homes too.

Founding Fairy Pug Mother, Kristine Lovelady, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be coming to Brentwood where Muffin Pug has so many fans and is already getting her best Tutu of the season ready to wear.

Neville Nougat Cake was surrendered into rescue by his owner who could no longer manage his health needs. Born with a cleft palate Nev went through 4 surgeries before a successful operation at Fitzpatrick Referrals, home to the famous TV Supervet.Neville Nougat Cake was surrendered into rescue by his owner who could no longer manage his health needs. Born with a cleft palate Nev went through 4 surgeries before a successful operation at Fitzpatrick Referrals, home to the famous TV Supervet.

"There will be plenty of Pug glitter and bling of course and a Best Dressed Dog competition, Hug a Pug for children and adults to meet Muffin and her friends to ensure everyone has a fabulous Fairy Pugmas.

"We are so chuffed that all of those shopkeepers in Crown Street have made Muffin Pug Guest of Honour and we are looking forward to meeting everyone there on the day."

Brentwood Borough Council is preparing to host its annual festive event on Saturday, November 30 from 12 noon to 6pm in and around Brentwood High Street.

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