Mucky ‘Lucky’ is top dog again

The Lucky Dog in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden
The Lucky Dog in Centre Vale Park, Todmorden
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There have been canine cheers for Calderdale Council after it came to the rescue of Todmorden’s popular pooch.

The Lucky Dog in Centre Vale Park - made famous by TV star Derren Brown - was feeling a bit rough last week when vandals daubed graffiti on it.

But the mucky pup barked up the right tree by tweeting Calderdale Council to ask for help.

The Lucky Dog said: “Twitter is fun but it is also effective for promoting the town and getting things done.

“Well done to all concerned for using this great social media for positive ends.”

Andrew Pitts, the council’s head of neighbourhoods, said the safer, cleaner, greener team sprang into action.

“We know how much local people value the ‘lucky’ dog and the park, and both of these attract visitors to Todmorden from all over the country,” he said.

“All the graffiti has now gone and the popular pooch is back to being ‘top dog’.”