May 22 2013 Latest news:
By Chandni Tanna
Sunday, June 10, 2012
THE world’s biggest dog stopped traffic on the roads in Comet country.
The 24ft dog visited Jollyes Petfood Superstore at Monkswood Retail Park, Stevenage, last Thursday. Leaping across a stretch limousine, the big dog sculpture has been commissioned by the Greyhound Board of Great Britain for a 40 day and 40 night journey around the UK visiting more than 30 cities and 25 greyhound tracks.
Other towns visited were Henlow, Hitchin and Letchworth GC.
‘Bunny’, as the sculpture is known, is the world’s biggest greyhound sculpture and is on a tour of the UK as part of the @bigdogtour. The team behind the sculpture is raising awareness of the Retired Greyhound Trust, giving away free tickets to the public to enjoy a night at the dogs with more than 20,000 tickets being issued for Henlow Racing Stadium, valid every Thursday, Friday or Saturday night until November 31.
David Hood, campaign director, said: “She measures a little over 24ft from toe to toe, and certainly brings a smile to people’s faces.
“She is a head turner and no mistake; she has literally brought traffic to a standstill as people can’t believe what they are seeing. The reaction is always a mixture of surprise and laughter. But invariably they want to take a photograph and we estimate she could be on a million mobile phones before the end of this campaign.”