Owner’s plea after giant Titch outgrows jacket

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IT’S a big problem - but maybe you can help stitch for Titch.

Sheffield-based charity Support Dogs has issued an appeal after one of its furriest fundraisers grew a bit too big for his... jacket.

Titch the Irish Wolfhound is coming up to three years old this month. His head stands four feet from the ground and from nose to tail he measures four feet six.

He tips the scales at more than 11 stone - and getting a coat to fit him when he’s out and about promoting the work of Support Dogs is proving a mammoth task.

Owner Shirley Lumley said: “He’s fully grown now. But he’s still a puppy at heart and wants to sit on your knee.”

Because of his size Titch draws a lot of attention which has made him the star fundraiser for Support Dogs.

He is set to play a big part at the charity’s demonstration stall at Crufts in Birmingham next March - but he has outgrown his current jacket and the charity is struggling to find another one that fits.

Even attempts to source one from the usual suppliers have drawn a blank.

Shirley said: “We thought there must be somebody in the Sheffield area with the know-how. We would provide all materials and they could do the work here at Support Dogs, or we would bring the stuff to their home.

“Of course, we will also cover any expenses. We just need to find somebody with the skills and time to make us a jacket that fits Titch!”

n Call Shirley on 0114 261 7800 if you can help.