Beloved charity dog who comforted the homeless at Corn Exchange in Leeds has died

A popular dog whose owner provides hot food to rough sleepers in Leeds city centre has passed away.

Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 9:31 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th November 2018, 9:34 am

Hundreds of people have taken to social media to offer their condolences to Corn Exchange jeweller Dion Smith, whose 12-year-old bulldog Lulu was a much-loved figure.

Mr Smith used Lulu's dog flap at the rear his bespoke jewellery shop as a hatch to supply the homeless with hot drinks and snacks.

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Mr Smith, who has run the store since 2010, announced Lulu's death on his business's Facebook page - describing her as 'the best dog in Leeds.'

The pet helped attract donations from members of the public, and a sign outside the shop read 'Lulu the charity bulldog: All money goes to help us serve hot snacks to the Leeds homeless'.