A DALMATION who was rescued by Bromsgrove’s Blue Cross and found a new home is set to be a star of the High Street this Christmas when he features on a new clothing collection.
Harvey, who has inspired the range created by Oasis, came to the Wildmoor Lane rehoming centre after his owner had a change in circumstances and could no longer look after him.
He was adopted by Annette Gilbert who is thrilled he is now featuring on the Oasis collection, which includes knitwear, blouses and dresses.
Mrs Gilbert said: “I was so excited to hear Harvey was going to feature on the collection.
“I can’t wait to buy all my four daughters something from the range for Christmas.
“Harvey is doing really well with us and has even been canoeing in France with us on holiday.
“We can’t thank Blue Cross enough and hope this range with Oasis helps the charity help even more pets like our Harvey.”
A number of Blue Cross rescues were selected for the range which is now available to buy at Oasis stores and online.
Sally de la Bedoyere, Blue Cross chief executive, said: “We are delighted that Oasis chose our charity to benefit with this unique new range of pet-themed clothing and gifts – all inspired by the heart-warming stories of real cats and dogs who came to Blue Cross needing our help.
“Each of the pets featured in the collection were cared for by our dedicated rehoming and veterinary teams across the country who help thousands of sick, injured, homeless and abandoned cats, dogs, small animals and horses every year.”
Briony Garbett, Oasis’ customer director, said: “Like much of the nation, Blue Cross touched our hearts with their campaign last Christmas highlighting how pets change our lives.
“Knowing our customers, many of whom are pet parents themselves, love a fun print and a characterful jumper we felt this was a perfect partnership and something we could really have fun creating.
“We are really excited about the range and incredibly proud to be supporting such an amazing cause.”
Last year Blue Cross helped around 40,000 cats, dogs, small animals and horses through its rehoming centres and animal hospitals across the country.
The charity also runs education workshops which promote responsible pet ownership and a pet bereavement support service which is available 365 days a year.
Visit www.bluecross.org.uk for more on the Blue Cross and its work.
Go to www.oasis-stores.com for more on the Blue Cross clothing collection.