RSPCA’s Woody is an on­line sen­sa­tion

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

AN RSPCA Christ­mas ad­vert fol­low­ing the story of an aban­doned toy puppy has racked up more than 300,00 views on­line.

The video shows cud­dly dog Woody be­ing thrown out amongst a pile of rub­bish be­fore he is res­cued and taken in by the an­i­mal char­ity.

It has been re­leased to raise aware­ness of the RSPCA’s Kind­ness at Christ­mas ap­peal, as it pre­pares to deal with 2,000 calls a day dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

Deb­o­rah Caf­full, man­ager of the char­ity’s Birm­ing­ham an­i­mal cen­tre where part of the film was shot, said: “While this video shows the tale of a toy dog, the sen­ti­ment be­hind the story is very real.

“We res­cue, re­ha­bil­i­tate and re­home dogs just like Woody every day, all year round.”

She added: “This time of year is very busy for us as an an­i­mal res­cue char­ity and ev­ery­one pulls to­gether to help the an­i­mals that come into our care.”

The ad­vert has been viewed more than 250,000 times on Face­book, 70,000 times on Twit­ter and 4,000 times on YouTube since it was re­leased on Fri­day, the RSPCA said.

An acous­tic cover of Sim­ply Red song Stars, per­formed by RSPCA worker Lucy El­lie, fea­tures as the sound­track and is avail­able for down­load.

The RSPCA’s Christ­mas ad­vert which fol­lows the story of an aban­doned toy puppy has racked up more than 300,000 views on­line

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