Sir Tony Robinson urges people to choose rescue dogs

Actor Sir Tony Robinson has recently been more vocal about rehoming rescue dogs rather than buying a puppy as charity RSPCA Derby is seeing more dogs being left at the centre due to the cost of living crisis.

Due to this increase in rescue dogs, they are currently calling out for foster carers for the four-legged friends. The centre is a small independent charity and Sir Tony has praised the work that they do. Speaking at their fundraising event ‘An Evening with Sir Tony Robinson’ on 29th September at Derby Leisure and Events Venue, Sir Tony offered them his full support.

Sir Tony has also seen how RSPCA Derby helps both the community and the animals in their care, which has led him to believe that adopting dogs rather than purchasing them is the way to go.

“By choosing to adopt an animal it not only gives that animal that may have had a really tough time a new home, but the adoption fee helps to support a rescue centre and ultimately makes space for another animal in need which will be waiting in the wings to take its place.”

Tony and his wife adopted their dog Holly Berry from the RSPCA Derby in 2020 and have since been patrons of the charity. The couple fell in love with Holly at first sight after seeing her on the RSPCA website and making the three-hour journey to meet her at the Derby centre. Since joining the Robinsons at their home, Holly is now said to be ‘a well pampered pooch’.