Welwyn Garden City life-saving super dog runs for charity

PUBLISHED: 12:12 08 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:20 08 May 2017

Romeo with his owner Steph Hartley, from Welwyn Garden City.  Picture credit: Helen Yates

Romeo with his owner Steph Hartley, from Welwyn Garden City. Picture credit: Helen Yates

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A Welwyn Garden City Staffie is putting on his superhero cape and running for charity to save other dogs' lives.

Five-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier cross Romeo is taking part in the Do it for Charity Superhero Run, in Regent’s Park, London, on Sunday, May 14.

Romeo will become a real-life superhero as he runs by his owners Steph Hartley and Tom George’s sides in a superman cape to raise money for the Blue Cross.

The trained therapy dog also works at the Lister Hospital in Stevenage on the stroke wards and visits Acacia Mews care home in Hatfield to comfort the elderly residents.

The pooch has been awarded by the Blue Cross before for his work as a canine blood donor, saving 20+ dogs’ lives, raising money with charity runs and helping his owner’s partner’s niece and nephew get over their fear of dogs.

Steph said: “The Blue Cross are amazing and help rehome so many animals each year as well as treating animals in their vets and educating future pet owners of responsible ownership so we’re really pleased to be raising money for them.”

To donate to Romeo visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Romeosuperstaffy

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