Dagenham’s Stacey Solomon pledges ‘suppawt’ for Blue Cross
PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 September 2015
Anthony Upton © Copyright 2015
One of Dagenham’s most famous exports has become the face of the latest appeal from animal charity Blue Cross.
Stacey Solomon, who rose to fame on the X Factor, has given her backing to the campaign, which aims to rehome one pet an hour by the end of the year.
The charity is encouraging the public – and their pets – to show their “suppawt” online.
By posting photos of pets and owners sharing a “paw bump” with the hashtag #suppawt, owners can show their support of animals that aren’t as lucky as their own.
Animal lover Stacey said: “I am so pleased to be helping highlight Blue Cross’s #suppawt appeal and goal to rehome one pet an hour before the end of 2015, as this is a cause very close to my heart.”
Last year, Blue Cross helped rehome over 8,000 pets, many of whom had been abandoned by their previous owner.
Among the animals it has helped is Blossom, a Jack Russell terrier who arrived with a terrible skin condition.
It cost hundreds of pounds in vet bills to help her, for which the charity relies on public donations.
Stacey added: “I’ve been lucky enough to see behind the scenes of one of its rehoming centres where pets who had, for various reasons, found themselves without a loving home – I wanted to take them all home with me!
“All pets deserve nothing less than to be cared for in a happy, healthy home so join me and show your #suppawt!”
The campaign, which includes a television advert, will run throughout September.
You can donate £5 to Blue Cross by texting “suppawt” to 70907.
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