Blind Toby a TV ad cam­paign star

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FOR­MER Shenton Park Dogs’ Refuge Home res­i­dent Toby is one of the stars of a new HIF TV ad­ver­tis­ing cam­paign high­light­ing the role pets play in im­prov­ing peo­ple’s phys­i­cal and men­tal health.

Toby is blind and was even­tu­ally adopted by the refuge’s vol­un­teer co-or­di­na­tor Lau­ren Shep­herd and her fam­ily.

Pres­i­dent Karen Rhodes said the refuge vets be­lieved the small ter­rier had prob­a­bly been blind his whole life.

“He spent three months in our trainer’s of­fice af­ter be­ing res­cued as he didn’t cope in the ken­nel and our vol­un­teer co-or­di­na­tor, Lau­ren, used to go and visit him,” Karen said.

Toby is among res­cued dogs from the Dogs’ Refuge Home that queued for their doggy bags at HIF’s hot dog siz­zle last Fri­day that launched the start of the health in­sur­ance com­pany’s new ad.

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