Abandoned dog to be rehomed

A dog that became known as the Paddington Bear of the canine world after being abandoned at a railway station with his belongings in a suitcase is due to be rehomed today.


Kai the Shar Pei became an internet sensation last month after he was tied up and left at Ayr railway station, reportedly following the failure of an arranged sale through internet classified ads site Gumtree.

Shortly after he was abandoned, Kai became the star of a new PETA advert encouraging potential owners to adopt animals responsibly rather than buy them online.

Since being rescued by the Scottish SPCa Kai has also undergone a £600 operation to fix a problem with his eyelids, which was paid for from the £6,000 fund raised for him via an online campaign.

Kai is now fully recovered from his operation and is expected to leave the Scottish SPCA’s Glasgow Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre in Cardonald this afternoon to be rehomed.


The dog with ‘two’ noses finds a new home


A Belgian Shepherd who appears to have two noses has finally found a new home after being rejected by four potential owners at the Dog’s Trust Rehoming Centre in Uddingston, Glasgow.

Five-month-old Snuffles was born with a rare congenital defect which gives hime the appearance of having two noses. According to vet Angela McAllister, the problem is a defect in his palate which prevented his nostrils from being fused together, leaving them able to move independently.

After struggling to find Snuffles a home, the staff at the centre issued an appeal and, much to their surprise, they received 40 messages and 20 calls from people in the USA, South Africa and the UK.

Pamela Jackson from the Dogs Trust centre said that a number of families just “turned up” in the hope of adopting Snuffles, but the staff were determined to find the right home for him.

She said: “The eventual new owner took him for a walk to get to know him and they got on brilliantly. He said Snuffles was perfect and everything he was looking for.”

Centre manager Sandra Lawson added: “He may not have been blessed with the looks of Lassie but he has a heart of  gold and really can claim to be a dog in several million.”

Snuffles is set to begin his new life with a family from East Lothian next week.