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Happy ending for lurcher cross puppies named after Downton Abbey characters
THE future is looking rosy for nine lurcher crossbreed puppies who have all been found a home just weeks after being abandoned in a cardboard box.
The Daily Echo highlighted the plight of the adorable pups who were found crying out in desperation by a woman who was out walking her dogs at Miller’s Pond Nature Reserve in Sholing last month.
They were taken in by the Blue Cross rehoming centre in West End, where staff named them after characters from the hit TV show Downton Abbey and made a plea to find them new homes.
And it wasn’t long before the charity found itself flooded with calls and emails from animal lovers wanting to give the mischievous mutts a home.
Now all nine puppies – Cora, Daisy, Edith, Martha, Carson, Earl, Tom, Jimmy and Alfred – are in the hands of loving new owners.
Three of them will be staying locally in Southampton, three in the wider Hampshire area, one on the Isle of Wight and the final two went further afield as far as Nottinghamshire.
Laura Boyle, Blue Cross rehoming supervisor said: “We were inundated with offers of homes from the public and we’re really grateful for all the support we received.
“It’s fantastic to see a happy ending for these deserving pups.
“It’s wonderful to see the puppies head off to start their new lives – it’s always so lovely when their excited owners come to pick them up.”
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