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Three-legged Yorkshire terrier releases charity calendar for fire service

A three-legged pooch has released a charity calendar to raise money for the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Pelucchi, a six-year old Yorkshire terrier, and his owner Zoe Le Carpentier are hoping money raised will go towards safety equipment including pet oxygen masks at fire stations in Berkshire.

In the shots, which were taken at Maidenhead Fire Station and Greenham Common in Newbury, Pelucchi poses with fire engines, safety equipment and hose pipes.

The idea to release a charity calendar started with a tweet to the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Zoe said: “We sent them a tweet with a CV for Pelucchi to become an retainment officer and then Lincoln Ball (station commander) invited us to the station.

“We wanted to thank them so we decided to do a calendar.

“He’s not shy to the camera.”

Pelucchi was born with a badly deformed paw which was split in two, and at six months old, his paw was amputated.

But his three paws don’t hold him back, as Pelucchi has completed the Maidenhead Boundary Walk twice and recently attended a protest in Cox Green.

He has a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter account and has more than 260 followers.

In the calendar, which was shot over three photoshoots, Pelucchi achieves the fire officer look with babygrow outfits.

Lincoln Ball, station manager said: “It’s fantastic what Pelucchi is doing for us, we’re very proud.”

Zoe said: “We have reached over 100 sold now with a couple of calendars heading to Australia, America, Spain and Germany to people that follow Pelucchi's daily antics on Facebook.

"I’d like to thank Keperland Veterinary Centre, Claire’s Comfy Canines, BCA students, Jen Harrison and Alpha Boiler Expert who paid for the first printing run.”

Visit www.mrpelucchi.co.uk to purchase a copy, which costs £10.

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