Who's begging letter?

WE all get sent circular letters.Many of us refer to them as “junk mail” - but when I got my latest begging letter from the RSPCA sent to my home, I couldn't help smiling.

WE all get sent circulars letters.

Many of us refer to them as “junk mail” - but when I got my latest begging letter from the RSPCA sent to my home, I couldn't help smiling.

My family is on the RSPCA's database because we have supported them before - but the latest letter sent to our home wasn't addressed to me, or anyone else in our home.

It was sent to someone that has no connection with our home - apart from the fact that he tends to visit it once a week every spring and makes a special appearance on Christmas Day!

The RSPCA addressed the letter to “Dr S Who” and it began: Dear Dr Who . . .

It was an appeal for money to help abandoned animals, but I couldn't help wondering what kind of animals should be helped.

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Would the RSPCA be extending its care to ensure that K-9 was kept in fine fettle?

I rang the charity to find out what had happened. Had the letter been delivered in the wrong dimension? Could I expect to find an old police box landing in our garden to pick it up?

The RSPCA press officer laughed when I rang up to ask about the letter.

“It must be a system error,” he said.

“Not a Galifray System error, I hope,” I replied.

“I'm sure it was just a glitch in the computer - we may have a Dr S Who on our database somewhere and it was sent in error to you,” he said.

“But it does sound quite funny - while many people in the RSPCA may be fans of K-9 we don't see protecting him as a priority for us,” the spokesman added.

The BBC said it was unable to comment - and the Doctor himself could not be contacted because he is currently dealing with an alien race in a different dimension!

However if he wants to pick up his mail, he only needs to bring the Tardis down in Ipswich and I can make sure he gets the letter!

Dr Who's animal encounters:

The Cat People on new earth.

Pigslaves - created by the daleks.

Mutant Rhino security guards.

Pigs created by the Slitheen in Downing Street.

In previous incarnations he's battled with the Yeti, giant spiders, and the fish people.

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