Kym Marsh re-homes RSPCA puppy
Wednesday 13 January 2010
Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has come to the rescue of a puppy named Oliver after seeing an appeal for him to be re-homed on the ITV show This Morning.
The actress said she fell in love with Oliver, a 12-week-old retriever cross, the minute she spotted him on the show, which was featuring dogs abandoned over the Christmas period.
Kim said: "I was off work and we were watching the show and I felt so sorry for all the dogs, but little Oliver walked on and looked so chilled in the studio, he just melted our hearts."
Oliver was found in a box by the bins outside a pet shop in Surrey just after Christmas and was taken to Chobham's Millbrook Animal Centre.
Chief Inspector Simon Osborne appeared on the TV show with Oliver and a Staffordshire cross puppy named Saffy, who was abandoned on Boxing Day.
Immediately after the feature, dog lover Kym Marsh contacted the programme desperate to speak with the RSPCA and offer Oliver a new home.
The RSPCA agreed to visit her home to ensure it would be suitable for a puppy, and on Sunday, Kym and her partner, ex-Hollyoaks actor Jamie Lomas, visited Millbrook to meet Oliver and introduce him to their seven-year-old Chihuahua named Charlie.
Kym added: "The RSPCA does an amazing job for not just dogs but all animals and I'm so pleased to be able to support the society and adopt Oliver to give him the home he deserves."
Saffy the dog who also featured on This Morning is still available for re-homing at Millbrook.
The RSPCA investigates complaints of animal cruelty and re-homes animals through local branches. For more information on re-homing an animal, visit www.rspca.org.uk/rehoming.
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