A BRAVE rescue dog has raised hundreds of pounds in a desperate bid to save other dogs like himself.

Zac the clever collie, who is desperate to find a family and forever home, is determined to help the Islay Dog Rescue centre in Cumnock.

The pooch climbed Goatfell to raise money for the shelter where he sadly found himself needing aid.

We recently told you how the life-saving charity was on the brink of closure due to a severe lack of volunteers.

But the charity have found themselves at risk once again without extra help and donations. They are now working around the clock to make repairs around the shelter for Winter and save more dogs from being put down.

Now one of their rescue dogs Zac has taken on the challenge to help the charity who once saved him. He raised a huge £370 which will go towards more kennel space to help dogs like himself.

Zac was on his ‘very best behaviour’ on his dream day out after being saved from death row by the local animal shelter. He hopped abroad the ferry in Ardrossan to tackle the Corbett.

Goat Fell is the highest point on the Isle of Arran at 874m making it Zac’s biggest climb yet.

Charity workers said: “The clever boy did it. “Zac had the best day on Goat Fell, no bother for a young collie .

“Thank you to everyone who donated.

“Zac was on his very best behaviour, politely greeting other dogs and determined to say hello to absolutely everyone who walked by...sorry to the lady he tried to snog.

“But what made Zac’s day was when the cafe staff gave him tattie scones and bacon.

“He’s going to sleep well tonight.

“In April we were featured in newspapers and local radio as we were in danger of closing due to lack of volunteer help. There was a tremendous response but unfortunately that has died away. We are really, really struggling.

“On top of that, although an electrician promised to complete out electrical work, this hasn’t come to pass.

“Winter is upon us and the electrics we have need replaced - with new kennel heaters installed. We have the money for the materials but we desperately need help.

“We need help with replacing the electrics, dog walking, kennel cleaning and general help. If you would like to become involved we would be extremely grateful.”

Contact the Islay Dog Rescue page on Facebook for more details.