Fans launch online petition to save Corrie dog

Wednesday, 7th September 2011

Fans of Coronation Street pooch Schmeichel are petitioning to make sure he carries on eating dog food and playing with toys on the show.

Corrie lovers have set up Coronation Street - Save Schmeichel, a Facebook page that is petitioning to change the storyline that will see the pooch killed off.

According to rumours, the storyline will see Chesney Brown's heartbroken when the Great Dane falls ill and dies over the course of a few weeks.

The Facebook page said: "This dog is the best character on corrie and we don't wnat him to go so plz like this to start a huge thing to keep the dog 4ever!"

As of today (September 7th), the page had 137 'likes'.

However, a spokesperson for the ITV soap opera told the Daily Mirror: "Great Danes do not live for ever and the storyline has been decided upon."

Schmeichel made his debut performance in Coronation Street debut in 2003.