TV dog star, Pippin, – with a bit of help from the Lord Mayor of Westminster – received a cheque for £167,000 for the appeal to rebuild the Blue Cross animal hospital in London.
Pippin and the Lord Mayor, Councillor Harvey Marshall, received the money on behalf of the charity from Littlewoods Lotteries. The money is a percentage of the sale of its scratchcards.
The hospital – believed to be the oldest animal hospital in Britain – is costing £4.4m to rebuild and is expected to provide free veterinary care to more than 26,000 animals each year.
Scheduled to reopen in the autumn, the hospital provides free veterinary care to those on low incomes.
For more information about the Blue Cross’s fund raising campaign, visit www.bluecross.org.uk