Purple Poppies are becoming more popular in the run up to amnesty day but what do they actually mean?

The traditional red poppy has for generations been a sign of respect for people lost in military conflict, the white poppy is a sign of pacifism but the purple poppy is worn to remember the millions of animals killed in human wars.

An estimated 750,000 dogs were killed in one week in Britain at the outbreak of world war two as the government told pet owners they would not hve enough rations to feed animals.

Purple poppies were launched in the UK in 2006 are are often worn alongside traditional poppies – some attach them to their dogs collar.

Merseyside Dogs Home is selling these hight-quality enamel purple poppies to raise funds to help the current lost dogs to find new and forever homes.