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Instaglam pets; RSPCA gives 'ugly' animals a profile picture makeover to help them find new owners.

Byline: nada farhoud Environment Editor

WHAT do you do when you're a mutt desperate to get your paws on a new owner but you look, well, a bit ruff? You get your profile picture up to scratch.

In a poll 50% said they would reject a pet if it looked bad on Instagram. So the RSPCA gave this lot a makeover, saying: "We want to show them in their best light."

|Donate to support the RSPCA and read more at @nadafaroud AFTER Burt is a sociable male budgie found as a stray. He has been living with pals Sky and Pineapple and they'd like to be rehomed as a trio.

BEFO BEFORE AFTER Wallace is an eightyear-old, well-behaved Welsh gelding pony.

He has been vaccinated, wormed and micro-chipped and has his pet passport.

BEFORE BEFORE Fig is a playful, yearold, female tabby cat. A little nervous, she would suit an adult-only household with no other pets.

AFTER AFTER Penny is a loving, female lurcher. She is two years old and is looking for an owner who can be around most of the time as she suffers severe separation anxiety issues.


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 17, 2019
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