A GIANT dog who helped raise thousands of pounds for charity has died.
Leonburger Otto was a well known character in Huddersfield town centre.
The eight-year-old became the official store mascot of Sainsbury’s Market Street after his cashier owner, Susan Elliot, suggested to store chiefs he helped out with fundraising activities.
Customers and staff quickly fell in love with friendly Otto and his frequent outings to the store saw the pounds rolling in as families queued up for a hug and a pat.
Mary Kitchen from the store said: “Susan brought him on the first day. He sat with a collection bucket and within minutes people were queuing up to give some money and stroke him.
“He was the first mascot we’d ever had and everyone loved him. He was so placid. People would just rush over to him and often forgot that they had come in to do the shopping.”