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In loving memory of Holly Berry

Holly Berry

Authored on: 11 December 2023

In loving memory of Holly Berry, our honorary patron and one very special rescue dog… 

As part of our Christmas appeal, we are showcasing our work with animals in need and all the ways Abbey Street and our wonderful supporters can ‘Be Their Someone’.  One little dog was the perfect example of the story of rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming – our honorary patron, Holly Berry. 

As many of you know, Holly Berry chose some wonderful people to share her life with – Lady Louise and Sir Tony Robinson – and she persuaded them to become the patrons of RSPCA Derby!  

Just before Christmas 2019, Holly Berry was rescued by an RSPCA inspector and brought to our centre on Abbey Street in a terrible state. She needed lots of medical care and loving kindness from our animal care team, and then from her devoted fosterers, before she was ready to find her forever home. Tony and Louise came to meet Holly Berry just before the first lockdown and knew straight away that they wanted to be her someone. 

We are very sad to share the news that Holly Berry died earlier this year after complications with diabetes. We are so grateful that the time she had with the Robinsons was filled with love, the best care and, of course, lots of fun. She could not have wished for a better home. In return, Holly Berry gave the gift of joy that so many rescue animals give when they find their special people. Our heartfelt condolences go to Tony and Louise, and we shall never forget Holly Berry. 

Whether you adopt from us or support our appeals, thank you for choosing to Be Their Someone…