Cathy James with the yet-to-be-named puppy she rescued this week.
Cathy James with the yet-to-be-named puppy she rescued this week. Kerri Burns-Taylor

Puppies find new homes

THE adage of one person’s trash being another’s treasure has resonated true, with all five puppies callously abandoned by their owner this week now in the hands of caring new families.

The puppies, which were dumped on the side of the road on Tuesday morning, were subsequently surrendered to the pound, with a call going out for people to take them in.

Warwick woman Cathy James had an instant case of puppy love when she spotted her new pet’s picture in the Daily News, alongside its discarded siblings.

On Thursday night the once-neglected puppy spent her first night in her new home.

Mrs James said the puppy appeared at the perfect moment and would bring happiness to her and husband Pat during a rough time.

Mr James is currently overseas visiting family members and on Thursday received news that a new family member would be waiting for him when he arrived home next week.

The puppy is yet to be named, with Tilly, Poppy and Milly the final choices for the now-pampered pooch, and Mrs James yesterday declaring her instant adoration for her new pet.

"I just love her. I have looked for a puppy before and nothing has really stuck but then I saw her in the paper," she said.

"I called up and said, ‘I want a girl and if there is a fluffy one, I will take it’."

Mrs James said the newest addition to the family would be “spoiled rotten” by the couple and she was even considering a friend for the puppy.

“I was actually thinking about getting a kitten so they could grow up together,” she said. 

Carmen Jones yesterday collected the smallest of the five puppies and said the adorable dog would be a welcome addition to her family.

Ms Jones said the puppy would be a new companion for her 13-year-old son Brodie, whose Maltese dog died from a stroke a couple of months ago.



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