Leona Lewis (Optic Photos, PacificCoastNews.com)
A long-time supporter of Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Brentwood, England, the 27-year-old hosted and performed at the organization's Christmas fete over the weekend. The British singer — who kept warm in a plaid coat and Hunter boots — has been an avid fundraiser for the animal refuge, which cares for 200 sick, unwanted, and mistreated animals.
Lewis arrived at the holiday bash with a couple of special friends in tow, including fellow U.K. "The X Factor" winner Matt Cardle (who performed some tunes) and her dog Lilly. The animal lover dressed up her prized pup as a reindeer for the event, which, in addition to music, included games and gift ideas. The brown-and-white dog is often showcased on Lewis' Facebook and Twitter pages, and accompanies her to photo shoots and other industry events, so she's a bit of V.I.P. (Very Important Pooch) in the celeb pet world.
While at the charity event, Lewis also visited a horse named Jack, posing happily next to his stable. As an equestrian, she's a big fan of horses and told The Guardian in October that they are "100 percent" better than people, adding, "They're so amazing and ethereal. I could hang with horses all day."
(Optic Photos, PacificCoastNews.com)
Lewis with a dip-dyed tail? Now that we'd like to see. But for now, we'll happily settle for photos of her dog dressed like a reindeer.
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