Honey, a former rescue dog from New Malden, was chosen by the public to star in pet charity Blue Cross’s new TV advertising campaign following a nationwide search
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the charity Blue Cross and to drum up some support for the work it does for sick, injured and abandoned pets.
The adorable staffie cross won the most public votes after landing a place in the final through regional ‘Pawditions’. Honey will star in the charity’s new TV advertising on air in later this year.
Honey’s owner, personal trainer Helen Bannan, says: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled that Honey has won the public vote. She and I are very excited to be involved in the advert and raise awareness of the great work Blue Cross does for pets. I’m very proud of her performance in the Pawditions, especially as she was up against such strong competition from the other pets!’
Steve Goody, Blue Cross Deputy Chief Executive, said: ‘Honey has overcome a sad start in life so it’s great to see that the public has really got behind her. As a staffie cross, she’s a great ambassador for her breed. We’re thrilled Honey will be featuring in our new ad which highlights the vital work we do caring for pets and we hope it will encourage viewers to support us.’
Honey fought off competition from three other pets: Harry, a labrador-patterdale terrier cross from Devon; Nico, a tabby cat from Gloucestershire and Eddie, a staffie-labrador cross from North Yorkshire.
Watch Honey’s winning Pawdition:
Visit bluecross.org.uk for more information